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. 


Sarah Cotter
Sarah Cotter

Sarah Cotter
PHP and Ruby On Rails Recruitment Consultant

sarah.cotter@gempool.ie
+353 857648120

Sarah is our Senior IT Recruitment Consultant. She has been working as a recruiter with GemPool since 2018 and thoroughly enjoys meeting new people and working with them to help them find their next job opportunity.  

She specialises in PHP and Ruby on Rails roles. Sarah 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
Senior Marketing Specialist

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 3 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
Lead Backend Development Recruitment Consultant

cathal.mcaliskey@gempool.ie
(01) 9017820

Cathal McAliskey joined the GemPool team in October 2018 and leads the Dev practice. Here he provides SaaS clients with the best tech talent to help scale and meet their business requirements. Cathal also provides support and guidance to his vast network of 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 Backend Development Recruitment, 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.


Sofia Chaves
Sofia Chaves

Sofia Chaves
Product and Project Management IT Recruitment Consultant

sofia.chaves@gempool.ie
(01) 9052420

Sofia joined the GemPool team in May 2021 as an IT Product and Project Management Recruitment Consultant. Coming from the hospitality industry, Sofia is dedicated to providing the best candidate and client experience. Sofia is always looking to learn about the world from different perspectives and has a passion for building relationships and helping others. She is a Canadian expat and is always looking for new places to explore here in Ireland. 

Sofia is currently completing her Masters in Business and is hoping to apply her educational background, along with her work and life experience, to find and represent the best talent that Ireland has to offer. If you are interested in learning more about Product and Project Management opportunities in Dublin, don't hesitate to reach out!


Sean Whelan
Sean Whelan

Sean Whelan
IT Recruitment Consultant

sean.whelan@gempool.ie
(01) 9052421

Sean joined the GemPool team in May 2021 and mainly works on backend roles that consist of Java Developers and Software Engineers, maintaining a close relationship and providing excellent service across both departments is one of Sean's main priorities. 

Sean came from the retail industry where he was a General Manager of a popular mobile phone provider company, he has vast experience in customer service and good knowledge of the tech industry which he puts to good use while recruiting talented professionals within the Irish tech market.   

Outside of work, Sean is part of a soccer team that he plays with on the weekends, as well as being a big Liverpool fan. A great sportsman and a talented recruiter. So if you're looking for new career opportunities within backend roles, get in touch with Sean!


Mark Prizeman
Mark Prizeman

Mark Prizeman
Network and Cyber Security Recruitment Consultant

mark.prizeman@gempool.ie
(01) 9052945

Mark recently joined our GemPool Infrastructure team and will be working with clients and candidates within the Network Cybersecurity market. Having come from a retail management background, he has a strong undertsanding of client/candidate experience and ensures that everyone involved has a positive and meaningful experience.

If you work in the Cybersecurity space and are looking for new opportunities, or just looking for some insights into the industry, get in touch with Mark and he'll be happy to help you out!


Chris Gavaghan
Chris Gavaghan

Chris Gavaghan
Senior Recruitment Consultant

chris.gavaghan@gempool.ie
(01) 9052942

Chris is our Building Services Specialist and is a native of Mayo. 

He brings a wealth of recruitment experience within multiple industries and has serviced clients in Business Change, Tech in Financial Services, Construction and Technical Engineering.

Chris is dedicated to new business growth, servicing clients and account management; His track record in providing commercially proven recruitment solutions for clients and strategic business development is an asset to his clients in the Building Services space across Ireland, the US and EMEA.


Tanisha Barkakaty
Tanisha Barkakaty

Tanisha Barkakaty
Data Science & Analytics Recruitment Consultant

tanisha.barkakaty@gempool.ie
(01) 9052946

Tanisha joined GemPool in October 2021 and has been working all roles related to Data. So, if you're a Data Analyst,Database Administrator or a Data Engineer looking for a new job, get in touch with her today!


She loves to chat and getting to know people, their new cultures and traditions. She also holds a double Master’s Degree in the field of Sociology.


Aaron Thornton
Aaron Thornton

Aaron Thornton
IT Recruitment Consultant

aaron.thornton@gempool.ie
(0)1 9017822

Aaron recently joined the GemPool team and has been focused on contract roles in Software Development within backend and fronted. He continues to build relationships with highly skilled contractors and help them find their next contract opportunity to fit our clients’ needs.

Aaron recently graduated college with a degree in Law and Business and takes a keen interest in recruitment consultancy based on his background and understanding of business and employment law. He has a lot of different hobbies, from being an actor (with even some professional roles and scholarships!) to playing rugby, competing in karate where he has won national medals and has experience in videography and photography!

Aaron has been a leader through college, managing many different clubs and societies as president, and is bringing this passion and leadership to this role where he enjoys helping great contractors find great opportunities with great clients! He is more than happy to help any contractor find a role that suits them, so don’t be afraid to get in touch!


Victoria Cojocaru
Victoria Cojocaru

Victoria Cojocaru
IT Recruitment Consultant

victoria.cojocaru@gempool.ie
(01) 4866200

Victoria recently joined our GemPool team specialising in Generalist Commercial roles. She works across a wide range of jobs- Recruitment Consultancy, Tech Sales, Digital Marketing, Accountancy and  Data center roles. 

After finishing a Bachelor's Degree in Business & Entrepreneurship with a major in Finance and Accountancy, she has gained a broad background specialising in Finance, Marketing, Business Development & Sales. 

She enjoys meeting new people and helping to guide them to achieve their career goals and find them their ideal job opportunity. If you're looking for a new opportunity, get in touch today!