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Our Team

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

Kieran McKeown FCMA

Kieran McKeown FCMA

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 &...

Lisa Kenneally

Lisa Kenneally

Human Resources Manager

Lisa joined Matrix Recruitment in 2024 as HR Manager and is based in our Waterford office. Lisa holds a bachelor’s degree in HR and is a chartered member of the CIPD. Lisa is passionate about people and organisations and brings 20+ years’ experience in all aspects of HR, across a variety of industries.

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

As Financial Services Recruitment Manager for Ireland, Rena joined Matrix Recruitment Group in 2014. Rena holds a bachelor’s degree in International Business and Languages from DCU, a Certificate (CIPD) in Human Resource Management from NCI and holds a number of certificates in recruitme...

Patricia Deane

Patricia Deane

Lead 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...

Rachel Dignam Kehoe

Rachel Dignam Kehoe

Recruitment Consultant

​Rachel joined Matrix Recruitment in 2023 as a Technical Recruitment Consultant and is based in our Waterford & Carlow Office. Rachel has experience in Technical Recruitment within various industries,  Rachel holds a Bachelor Degree in Marketing & Digital Media....

Jennifer Kessie Kay

Jennifer Kessie Kay

Recruitment Consultant

​Jennifer joined Matrix Recruitment in 2024 and with over 20 years’ experience working at senior management level at a renowned multinational retail company. Jennifer brings invaluable insights into human behaviour, the key challenges faced by hiring managers, successful recruitment strategies, people management, and operational effi...

Lisa Egan

Lisa Egan

Senior 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. Lisa was promoted to Recruitment Consultant in 2019 and Senior Recruitment Consultant in 2023.

Eugene O'Rourke

Eugene O'Rourke

Recruitment Consultant

​Eugene joined Matrix Recruitment in 2022 and is based in our Athlone Office. Eugene graduated in 2020 with a BA Hons Degree in History and Politics. Eugene has experience in Customer Service based roles within various industries. Eugene has passion for GAA playing Gaelic Football for his local GAA club and supports...

Emma O’Connor

Emma O’Connor

Recruitment Consultant

​Emma joined Matrix Recruitment in 2024 and is based in our Athlone Office. Emma is part of the Technical Team, recruiting for Quality, Laboratory, Engineering and Technician roles. Emma graduated in 2020 with a BA in Applied Science, Food and Business Management. Emma has experience in the food industry in quality a...

Michelle Dunleavy

Michelle Dunleavy

Recruitment Intern

​Michelle joined Matrix Recruitment as a Recruitment Intern in 2024. Michelle is based in our Athlone office. Michelle is currently studying a Bachelor of Business in The Technological University of the Shannon. Michelle has keen interest in recruitment. Previously, Michelle has worked in admini...

Audrey Cullen

Audrey Cullen

Recruitment Team Lead - Healthcare

​With over 10 years of professional experience in senior HR roles within multinational manufacturing, Audrey transitioned into the technical recruitment sector. The industry insights she gained, along with her natural hands-on approach, resulted in building strong, lasting partnerships with clients and candidates.Over the past 4 years ...

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 ...

Katie Phelan

Katie Phelan

Payroll Administrator

​Katie joined Matrix in 2023 as Payroll Administrator and is based in our Waterford Office. Before joining Matrix, Katie has worked in administration within the medical industry and event industry for over 10 years. Katie holds a Bachelor of Business Honors Degree in Business S...

Laura Keane

Laura Keane

Marketing & Operations Manager

​Laura joined Matrix Recruitment in January 2019 as the Senior Marketing Executive and is based in our Waterford office. In 2022 Laura was promoted to Marketing and Operations Team Lead and in 2023 to Marketing and Operations Manager. Laura services all Matrix branches around the country with activities such as Marketing, Social Media, Conten...

Robyn Morrissey

Robyn Morrissey

Recruitment Administrator

​Robyn joined Matrix Recruitment in 2022 as a Recruitment Administrator and is based in our Waterford Office. Before joining Matrix, Robyn has worked in marketing and administration in various companies. Robyn holds a Bachelor of Business Studies (majoring in HR) from the University Of Limerick.Outside ...

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...

Amber Patton

Amber Patton

Operations & Compliance Administrator

​Amber joined Matrix in 2023 as Operations and Compliance Administrator and is based in the Waterford Office. Before joining Matrix, Amber has worked in marketing, social media, communications, and administration in a variety of different companies across Ireland. Amber holds a Master of Arts in Creative Writing fro...