Claire Kelly

Claire Kelly

Claire Kelly

Head of Growth and Partnerships


With over 10 years’ experience working within the recruitment sector across UK and Ireland, Claire specialises in consulting with businesses who are setting-up or ramping up their operations across the Irish market.

This involves partnering closely with local FDI agencies to carry out research reports into Talent Availability, Salary benchmarking and market trends on behalf of new market entrants.

  • 10 years’ experience working across Business Development

  • 8 years recruiting specifically within the Big Data, Analytics and Data Science Market with a focus on Fintech.

  • Experience recruiting for large MNC as well as SMEs

  • Experience working in Managed Services capacity as well as contingent recruitment

  • FDI Specialist for Ireland: Gateway to Europe-


  • BSc in Business Studies (2:1) with a Diploma in InterEmployment & Business (With commendation)- University of Ulster, Jordanstown

  • Diploma in InterEmployment & Business Studies (With commendation)- University of Mount Union, Ohio

Additional Certifications

  • ERF Certification in Recruitment Practice

  • ERF Recruiter of the Year 2016

  • Shortlisted for ERF Perm Recruiter of the year 2019

  • Black Belt in Sourcing and Recruiting

  • Level 1 and 2 certified in Makaton

  • Foundation level in British Sign Language- Pass

  • Sigmar IT have been recognised as the “Best in Practice IT, Telecoms and Technical” recruitment team in Ireland in consecutive years (2018, 2019) at the Employment & Recruitment Federation Awards (2020 awards cancelled due to Covid).

Non-Executive Directorship:

Non-Executive Director for NOW Group (ROI) - An award winning social enterprise supporting people with learning difficulties and autism into jobs with a future.


  • Speaker at Talent Summit 2021- “Global Competition for Local Talent”

  • Speaker at “Women In Tech Conference 2019” – Bridging the Digital Skills Gap

  • Speaker at Her+Data- “Women in Data Science” Meet-up events

  • Panel Speaker at XREF’s “Smart Recruitment” event

  • Panel Speaker at “Digital in Dun Laoghaire” event

  • Written several blogs on GDPR and the impact on recruitment

Contact Claire (01) 4744637