Frank Farrelly is CEO and co-founder at Sigmar Recruitment where he is responsible for operations across 5 offices in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Athlone and internationally in the US and Poland. Frank has been with Sigmar since it opened in 2002, serving as COO since 2011. With 24 years’ experience in the industry, Frank is a leader focused on driving transformation and growth and was part of the team which completed Sigmar’s partnership with French staffing giant Groupe Adéquat in February 2018. Through this partnership the group is now one of the top 40 staffing firms in the world with group operations in France, Belgium, Canada, The Netherlands and Ireland.

Frank was President of the Employment and Recruitment Federation from 2016-2019 having previously served as vice president, treasurer and committee member since 2011.  As part of the role he represented the Irish recruitment industry with Government and state bodies, at international conferences and think-tanks. In 2018 he hosted the World Employment Conference when it took place in Dublin. He also helped drive the first Apprenticeship in Recruitment which was approved to join the National Framework of Qualifications in 2018.    

Frank is a graduate of UCD and the Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.