Our Leadership Team


Michael Lantry
Michael Lantry

Michael Lantry
CEO

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.

Michael also loves to share his expert knowledge on the trends he spots across the IT Market in Ireland. If you would like to know more on the top skills in demand, leadership trends or in general talent insights, head over to his blog page

If you would like to discuss partnering with us for your hiring needs you can also send him a message, and he will get in touch with you. 


Sarah Cotter
Sarah Cotter

Sarah Cotter
Principal Recruitment Consultant

sarah.cotter@gempool.ie
+353 857648120

Sarah is our Principal 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), is the Senior Marketing Specialist at GemPool. She focuses on growing and promoting GemPool's brand and simultaneously helping the recruitment consultant's individual brands. 

Over the past 3 years, she has 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. She has also been integral part of our Diversity and Sustainability initiatives as well. 

She has covered content on building a more diverse and inclusive workplace, head over to her page for a pool of insights


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. Another great point to note about Cathal, he won the ERF Recruitment Consultant of The Year- Contract, in 2021. We couldn't be more delighted with this win!

Along with connecting you with your dream opportunity, Cathal has a wealth of knowledge to share on the IT recruitment market. Head over to his blog page for more insights. On the other hand if you would like to start working with him, get in touch today. 


Sean Whelan
Sean Whelan

Sean Whelan
Senior 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!

If you're still just looking to gather some job market insights in this area, he has also written several blogs that will help guide you to the perfect role. 


Mark Prizeman
Mark Prizeman

Mark Prizeman
Lead Recruitment Consultant & Key Accounts Manager

mark.prizeman@gempool.ie
(01) 9052945

Mark joined our GemPool Infrastructure team last July and has progressed to IT Lead for the practice. He has been managing some of our key accounts with our infrastructure clients, focused on data centre roles covering operatives, technicians to engineers ranging from security to optical teams. Having come from a retail management background, he has a strong understanding of client/candidate experience and ensures that everyone involved has a positive and meaningful experience.

If you work in the IT Infrastructure 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!


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.

Tanisha also loves to go beyond and provide her candidates and clients with strong market knowledge that will help enhance their decision making processes. You can head over to her blogs to learn more about the IT recruitment industry or get in touch with her directly. 


Aaron Thornton
Aaron Thornton

Aaron Thornton
IT Recruitment Consultant

aaron.thornton@gempool.ie
(01) 9017822

Aaron recently joined the GemPool team and has been focused on contract roles in Software Development within backend and frontend. 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!

He's has also created helpful guides on variours topics surrounding IT contracting, if you would like to have a look.  


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!


Genevieve Cantwell
Genevieve Cantwell

Genevieve Cantwell
UX/UI Design IT Recruitment Consultant

genevieve.cantwell@gempool.ie
( 01) 9017818

Genevieve is a UX UI Design recruitment consultant and has been working with us since November 2021. She really finds working within her vertical interesting and insightful and wants to continuously learn and grow.

She really enjoys consulting with designers and reviewing their portfolios whilst guiding them through their recruitment journey and successfully connecting them with their dream job. If you are interested in or seeking a new job in design then get in touch.

In the meantime, if you would like a little more guidance before applying to a new job, head over to Genevieve's blog page to prepare. 


Camila Petroni
Camila Petroni

Camila Petroni
People and Operations Administrator

camila.petroni@gempool.ie

With a background in law and more than a decade of experience in customer service and content creation for fashion brands over social media, Camila moved from Argentina to Dublin at the beginning of 2020.

She loves meeting new people from different cultures and enjoys learning new languages (Camila speaks 4 different languages, how amazing is that?). Some of her favourite things to do are- cooking, surfing, and travelling, and she has changed the face of our TikTok page!


Conor Kealy
Conor Kealy

Conor Kealy
IT Recruitment Consultant

conor.kealy@gempool.ie
(01) 9052420

Conor recently joined our team and specialises in networking and cybersecurity. He works on the Infrastructure team and helps recruit technicians and hardware engineers. 

Prior to is role in GemPool, Conor studied Business and Marketing for 5 years and recently graduated from NCI with an Honours Bachelor’s in Marketing. He has always had a passion for technology and has been a Tech Enthusiast for the past 7 years. He also has a media distribution background, which has led to him working with clients from all around the world.  

Conor also enjoys following the premier league, discussing food places and content creation. Recently he has also been focusing in on running and producing podcasts!


Sam Healy
Sam Healy

Sam Healy
IT Recruitment Consultant

sam.healy@gempool.ie
(01) 90529489

Sam is one of our new IT recruitment consultants working on backend Java and DevOps roles. 

He is a recent graduate with a master's in Educational Psychology. He also worked in the tech industry as a digital marketing assistant for an up-and-coming company. He has experience dealing with customers and maintaining close relationships and applies his knowledge from his education to improve hiring processes for his candidates.

Outside of work, Sam is a Long Jumper. He had a division 1 athletic scholarship in his time in the United States, studying at the University of Texas, San Antonio. He is also the current national champion!