Executive Search Firm Signium Strengthens Its Leadership Team

In response to strong growth in the senior executive recruitment market, leading Executive Search firm, Signium Ireland ( has announced the appointment of Jim O’Brien as Consulting Partner.

Jim joins Signium from Aramark, where he was HR Director for Aramark’s operations (16,000 employees) across Northern Europe.

Jim is an accomplished HR leader with 25 years HR experience spanning both global multinationals including Diageo and Aramark and major Irish companies including Bank of Ireland and DAA. Jim has worked internationally in the US and the UK and performed a global leadership role with a multi-region footprint (Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific) while with Diageo.

A law graduate from Trinity College Dublin, Jim is also a non-Executive Director in the not for profit sector.

Martin McEvoy Managing Partner Signium Ireland commented, “Signium is a proven market leader with robust processes and strong appreciation of organisational culture which helps us secure great talent for our clients. We have seen strong growth in demand for our services in a market where sourcing and retaining leadership talent has become even more challenging. Jim’s wealth of domestic and international HR leadership experience with blue-chip organisations across a range of industry sectors will greatly enhance our service to local and international clients”.

Jim O’Brien said; “Having been a client of Signium Ireland in several companies over the last 10 years, I have first-hand experience of how the team in Ireland and our international colleagues provide a best-in-class service for clients based on global search capability, deep multi-sectoral expertise and rigorous selection processes. It was a difficult decision to leave Aramark and I would like to express my thanks to Frank Gleeson and wish him and the team every success for the future”.

About Signium
Signium is one of the world’s leading Executive Search firms with over 40 offices on 6 continents. It completes 1500+ assignments per year across a broad spectrum of leadership roles.

Established by Martin McEvoy in 1995, Signium Ireland is one of Ireland’s leading Executive Search practices and has delivered 500+ senior level assignments for leading Irish and Global companies, across all major industry sectors.

For further information please contact: Signium Ireland at T: +353 1 4966500

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