Marcus Kelly FCA
Marcus Kelly FCA
Managing Director Executive Search

Marcus graduated from University College Dublin with a Bachelor of Commerce degree (1988) and a Masters of Business Studies (1989). He then joined Arthur Andersen where he trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He spent five years with the firm before leaving in 1995, to enter the executive search industry as a specialist financial recruiter.

Marcus set up FK International in 1998 and leads our senior executive recruitment practice. His professional training and financial background combined with over fourteen years executive recruitment experience leave him uniquely placed to assist in the hiring of senior financial level personnel.

Marcus has successfully represented many leading MNC’s, Banks, Insurance and Financial Services companies and worked on high profile search assignments.

John Lawless
John Lawless
Division Director Industry & Commerce

John graduated from University College Dublin in 1993 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and later went on to complete an MBS in the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business. Prior to joining FK International, John was Financial Controller for one of the largest career consulting firms in the United States, and worked in executive search in a boutique financial search firm in San Francisco for a year and a half before returning to Ireland and joining FK International in 2004. John manages a team involved in the recruitment of accounting professionals at all levels within the Industry and Commerce sector.

Emer Murphy ACA, CTA
Emer Murphy ACA, CTA
Director Financial Services & Tax

Emer gained a BA (Accounting & Finance) and a MBS (Accounting) from Dublin City University before training and qualifying as a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor with KPMG. Post qualification she worked as Taxation Manager with two leading Irish companies before joining FK International in 2006.

Emer manages the Taxation and Financial Services (Accounting) divisions of FK International where she utilises her in depth knowledge of the Irish recruitment market together with her professional training and background to successfully recruit accounting and taxation professionals at all levels for her blue chip client base.

Ger Buckley
Ger Buckley
Director Financial Services, Treasury & Investment

Ger has extensive recruitment and commercial experience with accounting and finance professionals. Ger represents multiple top-tier clients on recruitment assignments across industry and financial services. He previously spent ten years’ in corporate banking and capital markets front line roles, most recently with Wells Fargo.

Carla Bolger
Carla Bolger
Head of Research Financial Services

Carla graduated from University College Dublin in 2016 with a BSocSc (Hons) in Social Science, specialising in Human Resources.

Within FK International Carla is Head of Research for the Financial Services division and supports the recruitment process in this area

Cara Brophy
Cara Brophy
Head of Operations Finance

Cara is qualified with a Marketing Degree and a Diploma in Accounting and Finance (ACCA), she has extensive experience within the area of General Management, Marketing, Operations and Finance.  

Cara has worked within a number of small companies, most recently within the area of Operations & Finance.

Judith Walsh
Judith Walsh
Financial Controller Company Accounts

Judith has extensive experience within Financial Management and Controls.  

Prior to joining FK International in 2003, Judith worked within the hospitality industry with a number of large national and multinational organisations.