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With over 18 years’ experience in recruitment and consulting, Ed was previously Managing Director at Protiviti Consulting, part of the Robert Half group, where he was responsible for the Managed Services business.

Prior to this, Ed was part of the EMEA senior leadership team at Robert Half,  where he oversaw their offices in the North & Scotland and had previously launched their Executive Services business across the UK.

In his new role as Managing Director, Ed will help drive the growth of Search Professional Services. Focusing on the Accountancy & Finance, Marketing, Sales and HR markets. Ed will be growing out extensively, delivering specialised recruitment to our existing and future client base across the UK.

Ed O'Connell

Ed O'Connell

  • Managing Director
  • Accountancy & Finance, HR, Marketing, Sales

Ed's bio

With over 18 years’ experience in recruitment and consulting, Ed was previously Managing Director at Protiviti Consulting, part of the Robert Half group, where he was responsible for the Managed Services business.

Prior to this, Ed was part of the EMEA senior leadership team at Robert Half,  where he oversaw their offices in the North & Scotland and had previously launched their Executive Services business across the UK.

In his new role as Managing Director, Ed will help drive the growth of Search Professional Services. Focusing on the Accountancy & Finance, Marketing, Sales and HR markets. Ed will be growing out extensively, delivering specialised recruitment to our existing and future client base across the UK.

What people say about us

Louise Sim

“I have been working with Jean-Louis for several years now.Jean-Louis really understands our business as he has taken the time to get to know us.As a result, he has always presented us with suitable candidates for the positions we are recruiting for.He also contacts me with potential candidates even if we are not actively recruiting.

Jean-Louis is and will continue to be the first person I contact when it comes to our recruitment needs.I would have no hesitation in recommending him to others.”

Louise Sim

Director

Murray Taylor

Jason McGovern

“Over the past 15 years Vicky and the Search team have been the go to recruitment consultants for all things shared services in Manchester. Irrespective of assignment size, their approach remains consistent; listen to the client, clarify understanding, utilise recruitment resources and deliver.

Candidates are informed, engaged, and motivated, helping make the recruitment process painless– thanks Search for your ongoing support.”

Jason McGovern

Head of Shared Services

Network Rail

Candidate

“My experience of working with Vicky was exceptional. She is very professional, approachable and knowledgeable and she supported me throughout the recruitment process in many ways. She went above and beyond to ensure I was prepared for the interview and followed up regularly. Highly recommended!”

Candidate

Eon De Jongh

“Lynsey was brilliant! She got me an interview within a week of making first contact and had a job offer secured the following week. Her advice and knowledge of the client helped me prepare for the interview and made my decision to accept the offer very easy.”

Eon De Jongh

Associate Director

Iryna Hapuk

​"I had the pleasure of working with Paul for two years in Scotland. I was impressed by his ability to deal with even the toughest clients.

Genuine, friendly and absolutely a professional expert in the recruitment world."

 

Iryna Hapuk

Global Payroll Consultant

Elly Powis

​​"Stuart has helped me place a number of senior positions over the last few years, in particular to source two Finance Director roles in two very different organisations. His experience and knowledge of the market has saved me many hours over the last few years."

Elly Powis

People Director