Simon Martin, Managing Director

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. 


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Jason McNeill, Sales Director

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. 

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Sinéad Caulfield, Services Delivery Director

Sinéad Caulfield joined Vantage in 2018 as Services Delivery Director. Sinéad has a wealth of experience from the 20+ years with Fujitsu Ireland where she was part of the executive team as Director for Business and Application Services. Her background is in consulting, applications development, service delivery management, project and programme management with a strong track record for successful delivery. Sinéad has excellent people management, team building, organisational and communication skills and is very customer focused working with her teams to deliver successful projects and services.  

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Paul Verjans, Chief Technology Officer - SQA and Testing

Paul is a highly experienced senior IT professional with a comprehensive understanding of IT Management currently specialising in Software Quality Assurance and Testing. He has held a range of senior IT management roles covering the full lifecycle of major IT-enabled change from Operating Model design, Business Case development, Solution Design, IT Development, Software Quality through to Implementation Management. This experience ranges from an industry leading Financial Services organisation undergoing major transformation to the set-up of a small professional service company.

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Craig Powell, Financial Controller

With over two decades of experience in financial control and business development, Craig is a seasoned and commercially minded, knowledgeable and innovative leader. Focused on implementing solid new strategies and financial best practices, he facilitates business growth and safeguards the company reputation. As Financial Controller with Vantage Resources since 2005, he has honed his skills in managing multiple currencies, making decisions in time-sensitive conditions, and leading interdisciplinary teams.  

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Sam Reilly, Key Account Manager

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.

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Darragh Muldoon, Marketing Communications Manager

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. 

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Aoife Conway, Contract Recruitment Team Lead

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 working with the Resourcing Team by progressing through the ranks to Senior Recruitment Consultant. She has recently been promoted to Team Lead within Vantage’s Contract Division. Her role still involves all aspects of the recruitment lifecycle, namely account management and resourcing, with the added responsibility of driving and motivating the Contract Team.

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Audrey McDonnell, Senior Recruitment Consultant

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.

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Eric Seery, IT Recruitment Consultant

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.

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Irina Mita, IT Recruitment Consultant

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.

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Marelize van der Westhuizen, IT Resourcer

Having worked internationally in the airline industry for a number of years, Marelize joins the team at Vantage as a Recruitment Consultant focused on providing the highest calibre IT professionals to Ireland’s most innovate organisations. A highly driven and motivated professional, Marelize adopts a business partnering approach with her clients and she prioritises transparency and delivery at the core of every search assignment.


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