We are a boutique recruitment consultancy based in Dublin serving both domestic and international clients. Specialising in financial recruitment, we offer a tailored and consultative approach to recruitment. We partner with global brands and indigenous Irish businesses to advise on the most appropriate recruitment strategies to attract and secure the best talent. The right people are key for any business to reach its commercial potential, and our experienced consultants have the knowledge to guide clients through the nuances of a constantly evolving talent market.
Savvi Recruitment was established by Jennifer Cahill and Therese Cadell in 2017, with a vision to build a leading knowledge led recruitment business. Our core values are integrity and transparency – you will not be sold a role or a candidate that is not right for you! Another core value is a sense of fun! We work hard for our clients and candidates, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously and pride ourselves on providing a highly supportive and enjoyable work environment.
We are actively hiring Recruiters and Recruitment Coordinators for our Dublin and Cavan teams. We are always interested in speaking to experienced recruiters or those working in the financial services sector who are looking for a change. We do things differently here in Savvi and if you want to understand more, please contact us a confidential chat.
My career started during my time in college where I worked in the hospitality sector in supervisory positions at the weekend while studying. As I progressed into senior management role, I found one of the aspects I really enjoyed was engaging with people and in particular recruiting new hires, ensuring they were the right fit for the company but also got a sense of fulfilment from their role.
As I progressed through Technological University Dublin completing a Bachelor of Business, I found recruitment a source of interest and went to study recruitment practices whilst on Erasmus in Sweden. My final thesis was based on asynchronous recruitment in customer facing roles. Recruitment is a sector I always envisaged myself in and working with Savvi has provided me expert insight into merging my competencies from customer facing roles into financial recruitment.
I lead the operations area within Savvi Recruitment, streamlining processes and managing vendors and third parties. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology with Business and I have over 15 years experience working in Financial services.
Prior to my time in Savvi Recruitment, I worked as the Documentation Operations, Change and Service Delivery manager for the Irish branch of Liberty Insurance. I've a strong eye for optimising business processes and in my career to date I've delivered projects that have helped streamline operations, enhance productivity and achieve substantial cost savings. I have a genuine passion for helping people both within the work environment and outside it.
In my spare time I love spending time with my family, taking a dip in our local lake or going for a run or cycle with friends.
As a Co-Founder of Savvi Recruitment Consultants, I lead the Finance and Accounting Division. I am a qualified Financial Advisor with 15 years' banking experience.
Previously I worked as a Treasury Relationship Manager in Anglo Irish Bank before moving into program/project management, working with companies and teams on specific projects ensuring they were delivered on budget and on time. My previous experience gives me the advantage of really being able to understand the client needs and I can identify the best people who can add value to their companies.
In my spare time I love to play tennis and follow Tipperary hurling and Munster rugby. I still hold on to the dream of one day I will play on centre court in Wimbledon!
As Co-founder of Savvi Recruitment Consultants, I lead our Executive Search division.
I spent my early career as a Chartered Tax Advisor advising some of Ireland’s leading entrepreneurs and their families. I really enjoyed getting to know their individual success stories (and failures along the way) and relished the opportunity to gain such an insight into so many successful businesses.
Financial recruitment gave me the opportunity to develop my own commercial acumen whilst utilising the knowledge of financial markets and relationship management skills I developed in tax.
I am highly commercial and having worked with many entrepreneurs and business leaders in my career and now being a business owner myself, I have a keen understanding of the skills and traits my clients need to build successful businesses.
I’ve been in recruitment for longer now than I care to admit (15+ years), always within the financial services sector and with a current focus on risk and compliance. With an academic background in English & Philosophy (no jobs) and postgraduate in journalism and communications (no jobs either back then), I made the move into marketing in my early career before transitioning into recruitment after a couple of years. Many people say they fall into recruitment, but I made a conscious decision to enter the industry as I thought it was the perfect sector for a combination of marketing (storytelling), relationship building (listening) and making money (my marketing job was not well paid).
I’ve always worked on the agency side of recruitment as I think there is more autonomy, in that you get to choose who you work with on a variety of different roles. I joined Savvi in 2021 as their ethos of knowledge led, people centric and value add recruitment appealed to me. If you are looking to make a career move or build your team, I am always interested in having a conversation to see if we can help.
After 20+ years’ in Financial Services, 18 of which with the same Company, and various roles, I took a career break to focus on Family and wondered would I ever find another forever work home, and then Jennifer came along and provided me with the opportunity to do what I love the most – talk and deliver success!
Having graduated with a B.A. Economics and Philosophy (Hons) from Trinity College Dublin, I have extensive experience across Project and Operations Management in the Fintech & Investment Banking industries.
I am a qualified podiatrist with 5 years of clinical experience in both acute care and private practice settings across Ireland. I completed a Master of Research degree in 2019 on the topic of wearable sensor technology and chronic wounds. I have a keen interest in all things research and have since published the research findings in the Journal of European Wound Management 2021.
I moved to Portland Oregon USA in 2020 and worked as a medical scribe for a family medicine doctor. My role was to accurately record the entire physician interaction with each patient, providing advanced support to the doctor and patients alike.
My podiatry and medical scribe careers enhanced my genuine curiosity of people and their stories and allowed me to understand the importance of building deep relationships when providing a service. Given my background and keen interest in organisation, research and attention to detail, I will work as a Recruitment Coordinator with Savvi Recruitment Consultants and strive to bring a high standard of care to clients and candidates to get the best results.
I lead the RPO at Waystone for Savvi Recruitment, and have 10 years’ in-house recruitment experience, nine of those supporting a well-known global American Investment Bank. I primarily supported the Banking and Capital Markets business in London and EMEA in a 360 recruitment role. My in-house experience has allowed me to hit the ground running in Waystone and understand the global presence and complex recruitment requirements.
Before moving in-house, I worked in agency for 5 years. Like many in this industry, I fell into recruitment after being made redundant. I used a recruitment agency to help me find a new role and ended up working for that agency!
I absolutely love working as a Talent Partner in-house. I am passionate about delivering an exceptional recruitment experience to both candidates and stakeholder alike. I enjoy being part of a successful, growing team and building a solid network of strong relationships across the financial sector. My focus is always to provide a high-quality service, whilst always keeping client satisfaction a priority.
I started my career in agency recruitment in 2002 in Jersey, Channel Islands which is now 20 years which makes me feel very old! I spent 11 years with my first company in Jersey servicing the financial services sector mainly looking at temp, perm and contracts roles at all levels, so it was an amazing training ground for me through the years. After a much longer stint in Jersey than expected (14 years!) I finally made the decision to return home in 2013.
Since returning home I have managed to stay within financial services recruitment working for agencies such as CPL and Sigmar until the opportunity arose to move in-house with Northern Trust. I was always very curious as to how things worked internally especially when dealing with different HR departments daily from the agency side and decided to try it out for myself. I joined Northern Trust in July 2021 as a Consultant in Talent Acquisition and have not looked back. After a 1-year contract and some invaluable experience gained, I was offered an opportunity to work as part of the Waystone RPO for Savvi Recruitment Consultants. I am currently a Talent Acquisition Specialist looking after global recruitment for the Waystone Group and loving every second.