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Our Team

Meet our experienced and talented team behind the success of Matrix Recruitment Group.

Kieran McKeown

Kieran McKeown

Managing Director

​Having founded Matrix Recruitment in 1998 and bringing the company through its first 20 years, Kieran McKeown not only acts as Managing Director but also actively recruits senior positions within our Accountancy Recruitment team. Kieran is now preparing the company to become even more successful across offices in Waterford, Athlone, Carlow &...

Nichola Aylward

Nichola Aylward

Financial Controller

​Nichola joined Matrix Recruitment in 2012 as Financial Controller and holds responsibility for the financial management of all Matrix offices, as well as the overall temporary payroll service for the company. Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant within a big 4 accountancy firm, Nichola has notched up over 17 years of experience working...

Joanne Foley

Joanne Foley

Regional Recruitment Manager

​Joanne joined Matrix Recruitment in 2006 bringing with her significant expertise in best-in-class HR practices and procedures having completed a HR Graduate training programme with Musgrave Group. She holds a Master’s Degree in Business Studies specialising in Management and Organisation Studies from the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Bu...

Breda Dooley

Breda Dooley

Regional Recruitment Manager

​Breda joined Matrix Recruitment in 2002 and has gained a high level of experience specialising in the recruitment of accountancy and supply chain roles in the Midlands and Western regions. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting and Finance and a Diploma in Personnel and Executive Coaching.Prior to joining Matri...

Rena Weld

Rena Weld

Financial Services Recruitment Manager

​Rena joined Matrix Recruitment in 2014 and specialises in permanent, temporary and contract roles within Accountancy & Supply Chain. With a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business and Languages, Rena specialised in Human Resource Management and is a fluent Spanish speaker.Rena has previous experience in hospitalit...

Patricia Deane

Patricia Deane

Senior Technical Recruitment Consultant

​Patricia joined Matrix Recruitment in 2011 and initially started recruiting on the temp desk, covering all levels of admin/ marketing/ HR and IT roles. Patricia holds a Graduate Diploma in Information Technology as well as an Honours Degree in International Business.As the Senior Technical Consultant in the South East reg...

Nicole Murphy

Recruitment Consultant

Nicole joined Matrix Recruitment in 2022 as a Recruitment Consultant looking after Office Support, HR, Sales and Marketing for the East Coast. Before joining Matrix, Nicole was a Legal Recruitment Consultant in the Dublin region which provided her with a great basis of knowledge and skills in recruitment which she has been a...

Lisa Egan

Lisa Egan

Recruitment Consultant

​Lisa joined Matrix Recruitment in 2017 as a Recruitment Administrator bringing 15 years work experience in office/admin environment.  She attended Galway Institute of Technology receiving her Degree in Business Accounts & IT.Outside of the office, Lisa is a big fan of the GAA and loves watching and attending matc...

Oliver Hayes

Oliver Hayes

Senior Technical Recruitment Consultant

​Oliver joined Matrix Recruitment in 2021 and is based in our Athlone office. Oliver graduated in 2016 with a BA Hons in Economics and Politics and holds a Diploma in Human Resource Management. Oliver has previous recruitment experience in construction and property as well as technical recruitment gained in the UK and Ireland. Oliver now spec...

Laura Keane

Laura Keane

Senior Marketing Executive

​Laura joined Matrix Recruitment in January 2019 as the Senior Marketing Executive and is based in our Waterford office. She also services all Matrix branches around the country with activities such as Marketing, Social Media, Content and Business Development Campaigns. Laura holds a Level 8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in Visual Communi...

Valerie Stearns

Valerie Stearns

Recruitment Administrator

​Valerie joined Matrix Recruitment in January 2022 as the Recruitment Administrator and is based in our Waterford office. Valerie is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Strategic Communications from Susquehanna University.Valerie has experience working in various office admini...

Lydia Wall

Lydia Wall

Compliance Administrator

​Lydia joined Matrix Recruitment in 2022 having returned from Australia after nearly four years. While in Australia Lydia worked in administration within industries such as the public sector, education and within state bodies. Lydia holds a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from Waterford Institute of Technology.At the ...

Mary Murtagh

Mary Murtagh

Data Analyst

​Mary has worked as a Data Analyst in Matrix Recruitment since January 2018. Holding a B. Sc. in Computing Science, she has worked with data for over 16 years in a variety of companies and locations.She is fluent in Irish Sign Language (ISL) and has been signing for many years with family and friends.Ou...

Eleanor O’Rourke

Eleanor O’Rourke

Accounts Assistant

​Eleanor joined Matrix Recruitment in 2014, bringing over 18 years of accounting experience from a variety of industries to our professional accounting team. She is a qualified IPASS payroll technician and is responsible for providing accounts and payroll services to Matrix and our key clients.Her experience in accounting ...

Aoife Murphy

Aoife Murphy

Payroll Administrator

​Aoife joined Matrix in February 2020, bringing over 12 years experience working in the financial services sector. She has previously worked as a senior fund accountant in one of the worlds leading financial services companies.Aoife holds a degree in Business & Financial Services from Waterford Institute of Technology ...