Simon Martin founded Vantage in 1995. He has been in the IT industry for over 30 years working for multiple large organizations both in Ireland and abroad. Prior to starting Vantage, he worked as an independent IT consultant in Ireland and internationally for IBM, CSC Computations, Bank of Ireland, Aer Lingus, Irish Permanent and AIB Bank. He has been personally involved in the delivery of large-scale IT projects and has worked closely with many customers as an Account Manager delivering high calibre IT professionals to support their in-house projects.
Eamonn is a chartered accountant by profession and he joined the Vantage team after a 30-year career working in Ireland, the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and some more exotic locations such as Mauritius and Madagascar. He has worked with and for businesses at senior management and director level, across a diverse range of sectors including financial services, wholesale, retail, logistics, manufacturing and light engineering. He brings a broad range of skills and a wealth of commercial experience to the Company. As Vantage’s Business Operations Director, he is particularly motivated and directed towards improving our clients' and candidates' experience of the Company’s services.
Jason joined Vantage Resources in 2008 after working as a Senior Project Manager in the IT industry. After graduating with a Masters in Computer Science Jason spent over 12 years with international software companies in a wide range of roles working in Ireland, South America and the Middle East. He has extensive experience in software delivery across Business Analysis and Project Management, especially in the payment systems arena.
Sam brings a wealth of HR and Recruitment experience to his role, having worked in the IT industry for over 10 years. He joined Vantage in 2004. His role covers Account Management for many large corporate and public sector clients, bringing a wealth of experience in the sourcing, vetting and proposing of high calibre candidates within the constraints of tight client budgets. He is expert in utilising social media channels in the sourcing of superior IT professionals in both the local market and Internationally.
Darragh recently joined the Vantage team as our Marketing Communications Manager. Having worked across an array of business sectors, Darragh is a results-driven, highly motivated marketeer with extensive enterprise-level marketing experience. He has an impressive record in exceeding campaign and activity targets and a clear understanding of how to develop corporate brands. Darragh is today focused on developing strategic marketing plans for Vantage as the company expands its market share across Ireland.
Aoife spent over 10 years working in both beauty and retail industries before moving into recruitment. She joined Vantage Resources in 2012 and quickly made an impact after joining the Resourcing Team by progressing through the ranks to Senior Recruitment Consultant. Her role involves all aspects of the recruitment lifecycle with a specific focus on resourcing and account management. She is also involved in the training of new recruits and conducting refresher sessions for the existing team.
Audrey has recently joined Vantage as an account/sales manager, whilst still engaging in the recruitment process. Having recruited in the IT space for over 6 years for various clients across different environments, Audrey has gained considerable understanding and experience of the IT market. Whilst providing the right candidates for the right roles, relationship building, and people management would be core strengths.
Niall has joined our Permanent Team and brings with him 2 years’ IT specific recruitment experience upon returning from the UK. He brings with him his market knowledge and experience in attracting the very best IT talent across different countries through advertising, social media and other channels. Niall’s role is to identify client needs and deliver the best IT candidates available.
Claire joined Vantage Resources in 2012 as part of the Admin team. After 3 years of looking after all aspects of the company's administration, from timesheets and contracts to paperclips and Christmas parties, she made the move to the recruitment team. Coming into a team with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the IT industry, she quickly learned the ropes and proved herself a valuable addition. She resources roles from entry level to senior consultant across multiple IT verticals, constantly striving to find the best candidates for our clients.
Katarzyna has been a key member of the Vantage Resourcing Team since early 2017. Working as a Recruitment Consultant, she is adept at sourcing leading talent for roles across the broad range of sectors that Vantage is engaged in. In addition to her IT recruitment experience, Katarzyna has worked as a lead recruiter focused on multiple specialist areas for the last 5 years.
Eric joined the Vantage team in 2017 as an IT Resourcer. A graduate of Hospitality Management, Eric has extensive experience in Customer Service. Eric prides himself on his ability to engage with candidates and go above and beyond to meet and exceed their expectations. His role with Vantage is to ensure that all candidates requirements are met in a timely and professional manner.
Irina recently joined the Vantage Resources Team, having previously worked for almost 4 years in an international executive search company as a Recruitment Resourcer & Business Development Executive. She brings a wealth of industry experience and is highly results-driven. Irina has also an extensive knowledge of innovative ways of identifying and sourcing candidates for various positions & industries with a specific focus on technology.
Having worked for a number of years in the healthcare industry, Aisling is now an integral member of the Vantage Team focused on sourcing leading IT professionals for new and developing roles for our clients throughout Ireland. A highly qualified professional, her drive and determination is a genuine asset to our team.