April 7, 2021 – Boyden has opened a new office in Dublin which will be led by partners Kevin Keegan and Maurice Carr. Dubbed Boyden Ireland, the location will focus on executive search, interim management, and leadership consulting. “Ireland has consolidated its position as a bridgehead for Europe and has significant potential both for our existing clients and domestic Irish firms,” said Nick Robeson, managing partner of Boyden U.K. and Ireland. “We are delighted that Kevin and Maurice have joined the team at this pivotal time in our organization’s development. There is powerful synergy between us all and as we move to a post vaccine world we look at the year with renewed optimism and energy.”
Mr. Keegan is a specialist in strategic talent acquisition, human resources and organizational development in high growth dynamic and transforming environments. Previously, he held HR director positions with Digicel, Ulster Bank, Greencore and Kerry Group. “An organization psychologist with over 20 years international HR leadership experience, he brings a unique and valuable perspective to the Boyden proposition,” Boyden said. “I am delighted to join a global firm that excels in sourcing and aligning world class executive talent to organizations,” said Mr. Keegan.
Mr. Carr is an experienced in executive search and interim management. He was previously partner – executive recruitment at BDO, a leading accountancy firm in Ireland. He is a professional coach, certified by ICF, and a fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland.
“I was attracted to Boyden’s client-focused culture and strategic approach to building leadership teams,” said Mr. Carr. “In both search and interim management, I focus on the broader organizational impact, with client needs front of mind at every stage of the journey.”
Ireland has a modern knowledge economy, focusing on services and high-tech industries and dependent on trade, industry and investment. The country’s famous drinks industry employs about 92,000 people and contributes billions to the Irish economy, making it one of its biggest sectors. It supports jobs in agriculture, distilling and brewing. But a growing financial services sector base is also important, employing some 35,000 people and contributing billions in taxes annually to the Irish economy. Ireland is the seventh largest provider of wholesale financial services in Europe.
Boyden, headquartered in Purchase, NY, is a leadership and talent advisory firm with more than 65 offices in over 40 countries. It continues to expand and add talent across several global regions.
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Boyden added Liesl Forve, who will serve as a partner and attend to clients throughout California. Boyden has seen strong growth in the U.S., particularly on the West Coast. The firm has doubled the number of partners there in the last six months. Joining Boyden’s global industrial, social impact and human resources practices, Ms. Forve has a strong track record in enabling clients to acquire C-suite and senior-level executives. She covers finance, human resources, marketing, sales and operations leaders.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media