About Us

Our Story

Quest is the clear choice for in-depth sector knowledge, impeccable standards and a conscientious service of quality. Our reputation for consistent delivery and extensive industry knowledge is second to none. We continue to look to the future; striving to improve continuously on our quality of service and passion for delivery.

We are proven experts in the Irish Financial Recruitment Industry. Our clients include some of the world’s best known International Financial Services Companies based in Ireland and abroad. We connect professionals with some of the industry’s best opportunities to enable them to achieve their career goals.

Many of our expert account managers, consultants and recruiters come directly from the banking and financial sector themselves. They work in specialist teams built around the sectors we serve (Banking, Accounting, Fintech, Funds and Compliance).

NRF Awards

We are proud winners of a substantial number of accolades throughout our 17 years in business including Best in Practice Accounting and Finance 2012, 2013 and 2015 as voted by the National Recruitment Federation Ireland.

Timeline

2000

Quest Recruitment is launched

Managing Director, Garth McKeown, sees the gap on the market for a recruitment agency in Dublin purely specialising in banking & financial recruitment, servicing clients’ within the IFSC and beyond.

2007

Quest Moves Location

Quest moves headquarters to 59 Merrion Square Dublin 2

2012

Quest wins Best in Practice and Accounting

Quest is awarded Best in Practice Accounting & Finance from the National Recruitment Federation

2014 & 2015

Quest wins Best in Practice and Accounting

Quest consecutively wins Best in Practice Accounting & Finance from the National Recruitment Federation and is claimed the clear choice for financial recruitment

2017

Quest Partners with IAA

The Quest brand is relaunched and partners with Irish Autism Action to promote CSR

Meet our Managing Partners

Garth McKeown

Managing Director (gmckeown@questrecruitment.ie)

Garth is a Managing Director and an Executive sourcing specialist with over 17 years’ experience providing Executive Interim, Contract and Permanent solutions within the highly focused International Financial Services Sector. Garth has helped a significant number of Executive and non-Executive professionals secure their next position and advance their careers, all in a professional, consistent and highly confidential manner.

Connect with Garth on LinkedIn

Larry McCowen

Managing Partner (lmccowen@questrecruitment.ie)

Beginning his recruitment career in Quest as a Junior Consultant, Larry advanced through the business and is now Managing Partner, responsible the day to day operations of Quest. First and foremost a Consultant, Larry specialises in recruiting for Fund Administration Professionals across every department from Global Managing Director and C suite appointments right through to more junior positions, carrying in depth market knowledge into every conversation and meeting.

Connect with Larry on LinkedIn