Our Leadership Team

Michael Lantry
Director - Software Development

+353 87 7546331

Michael is responsible for the recruitment of Management and Exec level professionals for our clients. Michael is a Director and has the honour of leading a team of high performing Recruitment Consultants. When he gets a spare few minutes he can be found either eating cake or out for a run!

Robert Hourie
Director - Professional Services

+353 (1) 901 7821

Rob is our Director and is a Specialist Recruiter in the IT infrastructure space, responsible for over 100 placed IT professionals per year. Rob loves his football and a dedicated father to 3 girls.

Rory Lawlor
Senior Java Recruitment Consultant

+353 01 9017822

Rory heads up our recruitment for everything Java and Python. A sensitive soul with a kind heart and a cheeky grin. A fun fact about Rory is that the Simpsons character Frank Grimes was based on him.

Laura Mooney
Software QA Recruitment Consultant

+353 01 9052948

In short (excuse the pun) Laura is our QA consultant.

Richard Ward
IT Security Recruitment Consultant

+353 01 9052945

Ric heads up the Security desk, here at GemPool. When not at work, Ric spends his time walking and spending time with his family (or, to be more specific, being bossed around by his three-year-old). Fun fact: Ric is the voice of public transport announcements, in his former stomping ground of Ostrava, Czech Republic. "Next stop..."

Sarah Cotter
PHP and Ruby On Rails Recruitment Consultant

+353 01 9052950

Sarah is our PHP and Ruby On Rails Recruiter. When she is not recruiting she is busy baking. Who doesn't love homemade brownies on a Monday morning?

Namratha Ambat
Digital Marketing Executive


Namratha/Nam is responsible for all of GemPool's marketing activities. Also, if you get on her good side, she's willing to share her Netflix password with you. 

Sarah Egan
UI & Support Recruitment Consultant

+353 01 9052946

Sarah E looks after all things UI/Frontend and Support. Sarah is also a part time rapper and has often been compared to Eminem.

Aoife Kelly
Solution Architect's, SDM's and UX Designers Recruitment Consultant

+353 01 9052947

Aoife recruits for Solution Architects, SDM's, Design and UX and in her spare time our Galway girl enjoys walking the hill of Howth.

David Doran
Systems and DevOps Recruitment Consultant

+353 01 9017818

Dave deals with all things Systems and DevOps.
With the introduction of devops, a paradigm shift has occurred in the IT industry. Agile methodologies were a game changer and many business have opted to take them up over the traditional waterfall approach. Focused on finding the best Systems and DevOps candidates for our clients. Likes pizza and documentaries.

Cathal McAliskey
.NET and Mobile Recruitment Consultant

+353 01 9017820

Cathal recruits .Net and Mobile professionals. He is an IT Teacher turned IT Recruiter, avid Tyrone GAA Fan and sports enthusiast. He is a country boy taking on the big city.