• Practice Groups

    InterSearch Ireland has successfully worked with organisations in the following industry sectors locally and internationally.
  • Practice Groups

    InterSearch Ireland has successfully worked with organisations in the following industry sectors locally and internationally.
Our practice groups consist of:
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Healthcare
  • Medical Device
  • Manufacturing
  • R&D
  • Food
  • Distribution
  • Industrial
  • Hospitality
  • Automotive
  • Logistics
  • Education
  • Not for Profit

Practice Group Team

  • Micheál Coughlan
    Micheál Coughlan
    Managing Partner
  • Duncan Gruselle
    Duncan Gruselle
    Project Director
  • Stephanie Ryan
    Stephanie Ryan
    Executive Search Consultant
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Micheál Coughlan
Managing Partner

Micheál began his career with InterSearch Ireland in 1996, becoming Managing Partner in 2010. He has mainly worked with private sector clients, both multinational and SMEs designing and implementing recruitment strategies for leadership and management appointments. His key strengths are supporting manufacturing organisations with Site Leader and Head of Function roles. Many of his assignments involve international executive search, sourcing talent globally for executive/management vacancies in Ireland. He also supports clients located in Ireland seeking to appoint talent in international operations. Micheál has project managed successful appointments in 20+ Countries.

He is the initiator of the InterSearch Life Sciences & Healthcare Practice Group, supporting clients and candidates within the pharmaceutical, medical technologies and healthcare sectors. Micheál joined the Academy team in 2013 where he is responsible for training and development of talent within the InterSearch Worldwide organisation. Micheál joined the InterSearch Worldwide Board of Directors in 2017 where he is responsible for the strategic direction and successful operation of the global network, with particular focus on building capability within the global practice group structure.

Micheál holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from NUI Galway and a master’s degree in human resources management from the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Duncan Gruselle
Project Director

Duncan moved to Ireland in 2008 after 13 years in executive search and selection in the UK. He joined InterSearch in 2011 to grow the board level public sector recruitment business, bringing specialist knowledge within Health, Education, Technology and Not for Profit sectors. Since joining he has recruited a wide range of senior Irish roles including University Professor and Chair appointments, as well as, Director roles in the Government Departments, the Health Service and Technology sector, including a significant number of international placements. He has also delivered executive search services for CEO and Director level Healthcare roles across the UK and further afield.

Duncan’s earlier track record includes Chief Executive and Chair appointments, Director roles in Operations, Finance, IT, HR, Facilities and Corporate Services, specialist clinical roles including Medical Director, Nursing Director and Medical Consultant positions, as well as senior regulatory body appointments in Health and Technology.

International experience – Ireland, United Kingdom, Jersey, Falkland Islands.

Academic and Professional Qualifications:

  • MSc Occupational Psychology – University of Cardiff
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology – University of Reading
  • British Psychological Society – Level A & B
Stephanie Ryan
Executive Search Consultant

Stephanie has worked with InterSearch since 2005 and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to each assignment. She coordinates client assignments, predominantly in the private sector area with both multinational and SMEs. She liaises internally with the Partner, Researcher and Administrator to ensure each executive search assignment is delivered to a high standard. Stephanie reviews all potential candidates and assesses them against the criteria agreed with the client. She maintains regular communication with both clients and candidates during each assignment to ensure maximum engagement and information sharing.

A graduate from University College Dublin, Stephanie holds an Honours Degree in Economics & Politics, a Masters in Economic Science and a Higher Diploma in Education.

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