Our Leadership Team



Michael Lantry
Director - Software Development

michael.lantry@gempool.ie
+353 (87) 7546331

Michael has gained a wealth of management, recruitment, sales and business development experience since he completed his Degree in Business & Law and Masters in Marketing from UCD.  Michael heads up our Software Development Recruitment Division and is responsible for managing and nurturing the relationships between GemPool and our key clients in Ireland and abroad. He specialises in the recruitment of senior up to executive level professionals within the software development space. Michael has consistently delivered on Systems and Applications Architectural requirements for a long list of indigenous start-ups. Michael has overseen the significant growth of the Software Development Division within GemPool and plans to further expand both the customer list and team into the future.

Outside of the office Michael is an avid swimmer who became a dad for the first time at the end of 2014. When he is not in the pool or changing nappies he has an unhealthy addiction to cake.



Robert Hourie
Director - Professional Services

robert.hourie@gempool.ie
+353 (1) 901 7821

As a Director of our Professional Services Division in GemPool Robert works with our team which boasts a long list of contractors on a variety of customer sites. Robert has significantly grown this space during his four years in GemPool through strong commercial acumen and an ability to consistently deliver for clients and candidates alike.

A Dublin native, Robert graduated from NCI with a Business Diploma and started his career within the Airline industry in Sales and Marketing before moving to the fast paced Recruitment industry. He has been working within IT Recruitment since 2008.

Robert is a football fanatic following Man United religiously, along with being an active member of a gym. Robert became a father for the first time in 2014 and dotes on his daughter in his free time.  



Rory Lawlor
Senior Java Recruiter

rory.lawlor@gempool.ie
+353 (01) 9017822



Ciaran McDermot
Senior UX & Front End Development Recruiter

ciaran.mcdermott@gempool.ie
+ 353 087 680 9614



Shannon Begley
Senior .NET Recruiter

shannon.begley@gempool.ie
+353 (01)9052925