About Our Managing Director

Marcus Kelly

Marcus founded FK International Recruitment in 1998. His vision was to create a specialist financial recruitment consultancy, capable of adapting to requirements of a continually evolving market. Marcus has managed the Executive Search function FKI Executive since 2004.

Marcus delivers trusted advice and executive search solutions to senior executives and board directors across our client base which includes multinationals, emerging high growth companies banks and financial services companies, private equity and professional services firms.

Marcus is recognised as among the best-connected and most knowledgeable specialists in the financial search industry in Ireland. He has leveraged his unrivalled network to place senior executives into key financial roles. Marcus also works as an advisor to CEO’s and many other business leaders.

Prior to executive recruiting, Marcus worked with Big 4 accountancy firm Arthur Andersen.

Marcus received a Master of Business Studies (MBS) and a Bachelor of Commerce from University College Dublin. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a member of the Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Why Us?


Over 95% of our business comes from both referrals and existing clients

We have a deep network built up over 20 years

We provide a tested and highly successful search methodology

Partner engagement at all stages of the search

Financial Executive Search

Our clients are drawn from:

  • Banking / Investment Management
  • Multinationals, Large Private Companies
  • Private Equity
  • Insurance
  • Aviation
  • Professional Services
  • Payments
  • Fin Tech

 Examples of successfully completed assignments:

Finance & Risk


  • Chief Finance Officer – Bank
  • Finance Director – Listed Co.
  • Chief Finance Officer – Private Equity
  • Partners – Big 4
  • Chief Risk Officer – Major Bank
  • Head of Credit Risk – Subsidiary Bank
  • Partner, Risk Advisory – Big 4

Front Office & Corporate Development


  • Head of Treasury – MNC
  • Head of Capital Markets – Bank
  • Head of Origination – Aviation
  • Head of Corporate Development – Listed Co.
  • Lending Director – Property Fund
  • Corporate Director – Investment Bank

General Management


  • Managing Director – Insurance
  • Country Manager – Subsidiary Bank
  • General Manager – Payments
  • Country Manager – Private Equity
  • Chief Operating Officer – Non Bank Lender

Our process is designed to identify and source top talent for our clients. We keep it simple – it is about rigour in our research, professionalism and integrity in our approach, and our proven ability to facilitate successful outcomes.

Client Briefing, Finalise Role Profile
Deep Dive Research
Research Presentation
Candidate Approach & Assessment
Shortlist Presentation
Client Interview Process
Offer Negotiable & Close

Private Equity

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Contact Us


Contact Details

FKI Executive
Northumberland House
44 Northumberland Road
Dublin 4
D04 R6N3

Tel: +353-1-668 8060