Our Approach

Executive Search Leaders

Principal Connections is Ireland’s only retained executive search firm to be named ‘Best in Practice for our Executive Search Services’ by the National Recruitment Federation. The National Recruitment Federation is the foremost representative body for the recruitment industry in Ireland.

We are the executive search firm of choice to many of Ireland’s Large Multinational Corporations, Small to Medium Enterprises, Family Owned Businesses, Not-For-Profit Organisations and Public Sector Bodies including The Office of Government Procurement, The Public Appointments Service and the National Management Treasury Agency,

Global Executive Search Experts

With a history dating back to 1984, Principal Connections is the Irish Arm of Agilium Worldwide Executive Search Group ranked among the world’s top executive recruitment groups. This means that we have one of the most extensive executive candidate networks in the world. We are also corporate members of many different professional networks and forums which we regularly attend.

Ireland’s No. 1 Executive Search Firm

Principal Connections is the only Irish executive search firm that has a 98% success rate. This means  that we only take on executive recruitment assignments that we believe we can truly deliver on. As a consequence more than 3 in 4 of our executive search assignments are repeat or referral based.

First Class Executive Search Methodologies

Equipped with the most advanced proprietary systems, tools and resources, our partners deliver superior, high value, accelerated and customised retained executive search services but with a high touch client service and a fresh, energetic and fun approach.

Unrivalled Executive Search Expertise

As the Irish Arm of Agilium Worldwide LLC, Principal Connections has more than 150+ executive search consultants and 100+ research associates located across 55 offices in 30 countries completing 1300+ assignments each year. This means that each assignment we undertake is the subject of original research and enriched by our deep industry and functional expertise together with our acute understanding of cultural considerations.

Diversity Executive Search Specialists

Principal Connections is a founding member of the voluntary code of conduct for diversity in executive search launched by IBEC and the 30% Club, June 2016. We also endorse the relevant codes of practice established by the National Recruitment Federation as well as the Commission for Public Service Appointments.


Ireland’s only Executive Search Firm
with a 98% Success Rate!



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