Meet the team here at Yala
15 years’ experience recruiting senior managers for major international consultants and contractors. Barry is one of the founding directors of Propel.
Prior to this, he worked for 10 years for Randstad, the 2nd largest recruitment organisation in the world, and managed teams across the UK and Ireland delivering recruitment solutions to major clients.
Barry is a graduate in International Business from Trinity College Dublin and has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Smurfit School of Business.
“My favourite food is anything with quinoa”
Barry Prost – 2019
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Raquel Ramón Arqués
After studying Psychology and Marketing in Barcelona, Raquel sought another challenge which led to her becoming a Talent Partner in Yala.
As a recruiter, she knew she would be able to identify great talent and crucially, understand the needs of both companies and candidates. Raquel had one short mission in mind, “Acquiring the right talent and place them with great companies is the most important key to growth”.
Art lover in constant search for great spots to listen to good jazz.
Mark has 8 years’ experience in the recruitment industry. His a main focus has always been the development and delivery of recruitment ramp up projects coupled with the delivery of day to day recruitment needs of companies within the Life Sciences and Manufacturing sector.
In his most recent role, as the Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist for CPL’s client, Pfizer (one of Ireland’s largest RPOs), he was accountable for the delivery of end-to end recruitment for all of Ireland.
“Always be closing”
Glengarry Glen Ross
“Is gym a hobby?”
Mark Loughnane – 2019
Carmen Perez Fernandez
After studying a degree Psychology and a Masters in Human Resources, Carmen worked for 2 years for large European recruitment company in Spain.
In 2018, she made the decision to come to Ireland and continue her recruitment journey as a Talent Partner with Yala.
Being from the coastal city of Vigo in Spain, her favourite hobby is to go down to the coast and spend the afternoon by the beach with friends.
Josephine has a degree in Film Studies at Kings College London, Josephine has 4 years retail experience in London. Before joining Yala as a Talent Partner – Josephine spent a term working as a Camp Counselor for disadvantaged children with a ‘Non-Profit’ organisation in the US.
Josephine’s favourite hobby is dancing.
Jamie Groom has been working in the recruitment sector for over 15 years, Jamie is a founding member of Propel Consult.
After studying Architecture in London, Jamie Groom has been working in the recruitment sector for over 15 years and is one of the founding directors of Propel.
He is a self-starter with a proactive, flexible approach to problem solving. He brings a high level of enthusiasm and client-focus to each assignment.
His main focus over the last 6 years has been senior and executive level positions in the engineering space.
“A goal without a plan is just a dream”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence”
Suzanne leads our accounts function and provides payroll & invoicing support for our clients and contractors. Suzanne began her career within a ‘Big 4’ Accounting firm, PwC Ireland.
Suzanne then managed the accounts for a large Electrical wholesaler. Sue brings a wealth of experience and professionalism to Yala’s back office function.
After 4 years of study and working part time Sara finished
her degree in Human Resource Management in May 2019 and will graduate with a
2.1 degree in November.
She joined Yala as an intern in July of 2019. Sara is creative and curious.
Sara enjoys baking, listening to music, singing out loud and spending time with family and friends.
Quote to live by:
Say what you mean, but don’t say it mean.