Our Leadership Team


Michael Lantry
Michael Lantry

Michael Lantry
Director - Software Engineering, Saas & Cloud Technologies

michael.lantry@gempool.ie
+353 87 7546331

Michael leads our Division responsible for placing software engineers into some of the best Saas companies in Ireland. Michael has been with GemPool since 2012 and sits on the Board. His team are expert headhunters focused on sourcing and placing contract and permanent software engineering professionals, with particular expertise in cloud technologies.


Robert Hourie
Robert Hourie

Robert Hourie
Director- Data Centres, Infrastructure, Security & Systems

robert.hourie@gempool.ie
(01) 9017821

Robert is an experienced Recruitment Leader having started his Recruitment career back in 2006. He takes pride in providing the best possible service to both jobseekers and customers alike with one of the best track records in the IT industry. Coming from a Business background Robert is a specialist Recruiter within the IT Infrastructure space with expert knowledge of the Data Center, Networking, Systems and Security recruitment sector. 

In addition to his primary role, he is also tasked with the day to day operations of Gempool's Infrastructure division. He has offered Recruitment consultancy and advice to some of the largest companies in the world to the individual with an idea looking to create the next unicorn company to change the world. 


Richard Ward
Richard Ward

Richard Ward
Senior Account Manager

richard.ward@gempool.ie
(01) 9052945

Ric is a Key Account Manager in the infrastructure space, overseeing a number of teams that make up GemPool’s onsite service offerings. talent sourcing, drafting contracts and scheduling staff deployment are amongst the key elements of Ric’s role, as well as being the key point of contact for several of GemPool’s valued customers


Sarah Cotter
Sarah Cotter

Sarah Cotter
PHP and Ruby On Rails Recruitment Consultant

sarah.cotter@gempool.ie
+353 857648120

My Name is Sarah Cotter and I work as an IT Recruitment Consultant at Gempool recruitment. I have over 2 and half years experience working as a recruiter. I thoroughly enjoy meeting new people and working with them to find their next job opportunity.  

I specialise in PHP and Ruby on Rails roles. I will guide you through the entire recruitment process and ensure you are fully informed at all stages in order to find the role that you want. If you are interested in or seeking new job opportunities then get in touch.


Namratha Ambat
Namratha Ambat

Namratha Ambat
Digital Marketing and Web Design Executive

namratha.ambat@gempool.ie

Namratha (a.k.a Nam), completed her Masters in Digital Marketing from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School in 2018 and was taken on-board with GemPool soon after. 

Over the past 2 years she been able to apply her educational background to improve GemPool’s digital presence and build brand awareness. Conducting research and working in the IT Recruitment market has helped expand her knowledge in the area and also helped create relevant content to back GemPool’s area of expertise. 


Cathal McAliskey
Cathal McAliskey

Cathal McAliskey
.NET and Mobile Recruitment Consultant

cathal.mcaliskey@gempool.ie
(01) 9017820

Cathal McAliskey joined the GemPool team in October 2018 and works within the Technology team, providing our SaaS clients with the best tech talent to help scale and meet their business requirements while also providing support and guidance to all his candidates.

After finishing a Bachelor's Degree in Education, Cathal worked for 2 years as an ICT Teacher in a Secondary School. He even taught some basic programming. He then moved into recruitment and has been working within Technology recruitment for the last two years. Cathal specialises in the Microsoft C#.Net space, check out his Blog "Back of the .Net"  

Outside of work, Cathal follows a lot of Sport particularly GAA and Soccer. He also loves to travel back home to Tyrone to visit his family. In July 2020 Cathal completed the National Recruitment Federation Programme in Recruitment Practice and became a certified recruiter.


Lee Garvin
Lee Garvin

Lee Garvin
Data Centre & Infrastructure Support Recruiter

lee.garvin@gempool.ie
(01) 9017826

Lee works a lot of our infrastructure roles and spends a lot of time speaking to data centre specialists. These candidates range from entry-level Technicians right up to Senior Infrastructure Project Managers. With his bachelors degree in IT, Lee has a strong grasp of the technical side of things . 

What Lee likes most about recruitment is uniqueness of each candidate. He says that each has their own strengths and weaknesses and two people who might be polar opposites in terms of personality, could be equally good at one particular job. This in turn allows recruiters like himself to learn a lot from each of these candidates in conversation. 


Cathy Wojnicki
Cathy Wojnicki

Cathy Wojnicki
Frontend Development and UX/UI Recruitment Consultant

cathy.wojnicki@gempool.ie
(01) 901 7818

Cathy specialises in UX/UI Design and Frontend Development Recruitment. She has a background in sales and her passion lies in helping people. The relationships she builds with her candidates and clients is her favourite part of the job. Having obtained a Master's degree in Art History, Cathy has a keen eye for detail and the training required to analyse your design portfolio


Rory Lawlor
Rory Lawlor

Rory Lawlor
Senior Java Recruitment Consultant

rory.lawlor@gempool.ie
(01) 9017822

In earlier years Rory secured a Bachelors Degree in HR which he feels is of great assistance to him in his careers as he is very much a peoples person. Rory has now been working for GemPool for almost 3 years. He is currently a member of the Development Team. He would specialise in recruitment for Java and Python developers of all levels of experience. He has good inter-personal skills which has helped him build relationships with clients and candidates. 



Veronika Abramova
Diversity, IT Infrastructure Recruitment Consultant

veronika.abramova@gempool.ie
+353 1 901 78 28

Veronika assists both jobseekers and employers in the IT industry. Coming from an IT Sales background Veronika is a Diversity Specialist Recruiter within the IT Infrastructure space with expert knowledge of the Data Centre, Networking, Systems and Security recruitment sector.