‘Be honest with people, and recognise their achievements’

‘Be honest with people, and recognise their achievements’
Paddy O’Connell, managing director, Berkley Group

Each week, we meet one of Ireland’s corporate leaders, tracing their career to date and exploring the lessons they have learned along the way. This week, we meet Paddy O’Connell of Berkley Group

Paddy O’Connell is managing director at recruitment company Berkley Group. The company was founded in 1995 in Dublin and expanded to Cork in 2000, where it is now headquartered. It was acquired by British recruitment firm Rethink Group 11 years ago.

O’Connell took over as managing director last year after buying back the business with investors Arthur Griffin, John Kenefick and John Fitzpatrick. Berkley employs 26 people and recruits for business, technology, life sciences and engineering roles.


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