Ann Marie Brennan leads the finance function at Executive Connections. A Certified Accountant, with a career spanning over 30 years, Ann Marie holds primary responsibility for all financial related matters for the firm. Ann Marie first entered the recruitment industry in 1999, and since then she has contributed to the success of Executive Connections. Following an early career within practice she went on to progress her career as an accountant within food production and logistics for seven years. Ann Marie holds academic qualifications in accounting, personal and executive coaching, train the trainer, payroll as well as employment law. She is a fellow of the ACCA, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Outisde of the office, Ann Marie enjoys reading, swimming and volunteers in her local community association
We have worked with Executive Connections in senior executive recruitment. Most recently we were seeking to recruit a Senior Risk and Regulatory Specialist as part of expansion. We were looking for a candidate with a wide range of skills but with high level experience. We worked closely with Executive Connections to identify the profile and shape the ideal recruitment process. They carried out an in-depth search process and managed an interview process that resulted in us attracting and eventually recruiting an exceptional candidate. The attention to detail and client servicing was second to none and I have no hesitation in recommending Executive Connections.
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Our business is a world-leading consumer healthcare company where we drive and develop our business through people. We pride ourselves on recruiting and retaining the best talent in the markets in which we operate. In the past 1.5 years, we have restructured our business and sought to recruit a new leadership team as well as key functional staff. Within this time, we have used Executive Connections for all of our sourcing. We found them to be prompt and efficient in all of our engagements. Above all, they understood our business, what our requirements are and the scope and culture fit of the individuals we are looking for. I look forward to continued partnership with Executive Connections in the Future.
Client Testimonial 3
As a business we have been working with Executive Connections for over 2 years and in that time Laura and the team have supported and informed key structural changes we have made within our commercial teams, and more specifically our marketing team. Unlike other agencies we have worked with, Executive Connections brought an approach to their recruitment process that nailed the recruitment brief in terms of understanding and responding to the key needs of the business from a culture, capability and team point of view. I have always felt we have received a very tailored and bespoke service and the results speak for themselves. We have nurtured a strong talented marketing team that has supported recent strategic and commercial growth.
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Head of Marketing
I have engaged with Executive Connections for a significant number of roles within Northern Trust over the years. As far as customer service and attention to detail go as an organisation, they go over and above. Hilarie and her team are wholly committed to building “real” relationships where honesty, transparency and a deep sense of trust are always evident. Their team are highly competent at resourcing and have unearthed candidates that no other firm could find. They have an innate ability to influence a candidate to consider a change of employment and drive the full 360 service professionally keeping me and the team in the loop throughout the process. They are energetic and professional and still have a great sense of passion in what they do. They are supportive of me and the team and without doubt have the business best interest at heart.
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VP Human Resources
Excellent process and solid communication which resulted in us finding a fantastic international candidate. A pleasure to work with.
Candidate Testimonial 3
Very professional yet personal experience with Executive Connections. They are attentive and are quick at chasing up and info you need and provided an easy journey for me finding my first dream job.
Candidate Testimonial 2
I would highly recommend executive connections to support you with your next career move. The team have a strong understanding of the market and have a personalised approach with candidates. I would recommend them to my friends or family if they were exploring new opportunities.
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