Micheál Coughlan InterSearch Ireland Company Leader

Micheál Coughlan

Micheál has been with InterSearch Ireland since 1996. He became Managing Partner in 2010. He is also a Partner responsible for the Global InterSearch Academy since 2013. He is a Main Board Member of InterSearch Worldwide since 2017. He has supported a mix of public and private sector organisations with senior level appointments in Ireland and internationally.


2017 – Present Board Director, InterSearch Worldwide

  • Strategic management of the business internationally.

2010 – Present Managing Partner, InterSearch Ireland

  • Strategic management of the business in Ireland.
  • Client management, communication and project delivery.
  • New business development.

2007 – 2010 Deputy Managing Director, O’Malley InterSearch

  • Successor to Managing Director.

2003 – 2007 Director, O’Malley InterSearch

  • Became minor shareholder in the business.
  • Established office in Athlone supporting clients in the Midlands & West of Ireland.
  • InterSearch World-Wide (90 offices) Excellence Award for outstanding achievement.

2000 – 2003 Senior Consultant, O’Malley InterSearch

  • Managed senior management recruitment assignments.

1996 – 2000 Consultant, O’Malley InterSearch

  • Managed research projects on complex assignments.
  • Managed middle management recruitment assignments.
  • Attended InterSearch global Academy training on international executive search.


  • 2016 – 2017 Certificate in Project Management, Athlone Institute of Technology
  • 2005 – 2006 Diploma in General Management, Irish Management Institute
  • 1995 – 1996 MBS Human Resource Management, University College Dublin
  • 1992 – 1995 B Comm, National University of Ireland Galway
  • 2007 Fellow Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (FCIPD)

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