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  • Kerri Masterson

    Partner

    BSc in Retail & Services Management from TUD. Kerri has been working in recruitment for the past decade across a variety of specialisms including, Financial Services, HR, Legal and Business Operations.  Having joined Brightwater Executive in May of 2023 as a Partner, Kerri will focus on partnering with clients across financial services, (banking, payments and funds sectors) on strategic  talent acquisition solutions for their C-Suite, Director and Head of Function hires. Before entering the world of recruitment, Kerri spent several years as a Retail Manager managing day to day operations and full P&L, within the fast-paced environment of fashion retail in Melbourne, London, and Dublin. A mother of one little boy, in her downtime, Kerri enjoys spending time with her family and friends. A qualified sailing Instructor, Kerri escapes to the Shannon at any chance she gets. 

  • Estelle Davis

    Chief Development Officer, Board Director – Brightwater Group

    BBS in International Business & Japanese. Diploma in Corporate Governance, Accredited Thomas International, PPA.

    Estelle has 19 + years’ experience working across a range of industries providing executive search and talent acquisition solutions for C-Suite, Director and Head of Function hires across the financial services, funds, insurance, payments and aviation leasing sectors working on assignments in Ireland and internationally.  She has deep expertise in PCF appointments across cross functional disciplines. She has project led a number of FDI led start-ups, hiring their Executive teams. She sits on the board of Brightwater Group and was part of the director team that completed the MBO of Brightwater Group in 2018.  She is a regular contributor to round table discussions across a diverse range of talent management topics, covering EVPs, D&E&I and Succession Planning and is passionate around supporting her clients and candidates in achieving the best outcome with every process.  She is a mum of two and loves spending time with her family, experiencing different cultures through travel and through her work and is an avid DIY enthusiast and loves anything to do with the great outdoors.

  • Yvonne McNulty

    Senior Partner

    BSc Social Science, UCC, Diploma Personnel Mgmt., UCC, Chartered Fellow CIP, Accredited Thomas International PPA. Yvonne has extensive experience of 20 + years working across a range of industries providing executive search solutions in the private, public & not-for-profit sectors.  Yvonne joined Brightwater Executive in September 2022 and was appointed Senior Partner in January 2024. She recruits for C-suite, Senior Management roles across Lifesciences Sector, Public Sector Academia & Not-for-profit / Association Bodies Sector. Yvonne is a Non-Executive Director and Board member of Skillnet Ireland and SOLAS and during her career has been successful in hiring exceptional talent to fill leadership and senior management positions.. Yvonne is passionate about people shining in their careers and enabling people to reach their potential. She has provided coaching support to many leaders when making career advancement choices. She is an avid Munster Rugby supporter and enjoys travel and family in her spare time.

  • Kayleigh McCann

    Executive Researcher

    BSc of Business in Management from Sligo IT in 2013. She joined Brightwater in 2015 as an associate consultant, recruiting professionals within the public practice & taxation sectors. She joined Brightwater Executive in December 2016 as an executive researcher where she works alongside the Partners across TMT, Finance, Public Sector, Financial Services, Professional Services, and Engineering & Construction sectors, supporting the research, market mapping, building out of industry insights and benchmarks and sourcing of senior management and C-suite professionals in the market. Kayleigh loves spending time with her family, friends and is an avid runner and loves to relax over a good book.

  • Alex Homan-Russell

    Executive Researcher

    BA in Economics and Master’s in strategic marketing. Alex is an experienced recruiter and executive researcher, having successfully worked for a decade in the industry.  He has worked across a variety of industry sectors including TMT, Finance, Public Sector, Financial Services, Professional Services, and Engineering & Construction, recruiting across senior levels, supporting new teams builds and key strategic hires for SMEs through to multinationals and supports the research, market mapping, building out industry insights and benchmarks and sourcing of senior management and C-suite professionals in the market. Outside of work Alex spends most of his time looking after his young family, at the gym, seeing friends, gardening, and researching and investing in the crypto currency/stock markets.