About Us

Our Story

  Quest is a leading Dublin recruitment agency and 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).

We are proud winners of a substantial number of accolades throughout our many years in business including Best in Practice Accounting and Finance 2017, 2015, 2013 and 2012 as voted by the National Recruitment Federation Ireland.

Timeline of Quest Recruitment



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.



Quest Moves Location

Quest moves headquarters to 59 Merrion Square Dublin 2


2012 & 2013

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



Quest wins Best in Practice and Accounting

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


Quest wins Best in Practice and Accounting

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



Quest Recruitment gains a new Chief Operating Officer

Larry McCowen becomes Chief Operating Officer, a role that sees him assuming the chief responsibility of the company’s operations whilst also becoming an equity partner in the business.



Quest Recruitment celebrates 20 years in Financial Recruitment Excellence

Quest Recruitment reaches a notable milestone of 20 years in business. 



Meet our Managing Partners

Garth McKeown

Garth from Quest Recruitment Headshot

Managing Director (gmckeown@questrecruitment.ie) Garth is a Managing Director and an Executive sourcing specialist with many 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

Our team member Larry - Quest Recruitment Dublin

Chief Operating Officer (lmccowen@questrecruitment.ie) Beginning his recruitment career in Quest as a Junior Consultant, Larry advanced through the business and is now Chief Operating Officer, responsible for 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 right through to more junior positions, carrying in depth market knowledge into every conversation and meeting. Connect with Larry on LinkedIn