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A VC trusted tech recruitment firm with a global network specialising in helping organisations scale their teams.

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From startups to enterprise
Why Needl

We build teams for companies with a laser focus on delivery, partnering with founders and leaders to understand what makes their business tick.

What we do

Tech recruitment done better

01

Recruitment 101

Recruitment 101

Got a once off requirement in your Engineering, Product or GTM teams? We'll fill it with a permanent or contract resource

02

Partnerships

Partnerships

Fully retained, we take the pain out of hiring across multiple roles. We act as your de facto TA and take care of everything so you just back and interview great candidates! All at a reduced rate, so win/win.

03

Retained Search

Retained Search

An exclusive, focused recruitment approach for your critical roles. Tailored to align closely with your long-term business objectives.

We specialise in...
Leadership

Leadership

Software Engineering

Software Engineering

Sales

Sales

Marketing

Marketing

Data science & Ai

Data science & Ai

Product

Product

Leadership

Leadership

Software Engineering

Software Engineering

Sales

Sales

Marketing

Marketing

Data science & Ai

Data science & Ai

Product

Product

Leadership

Leadership

Software Engineering

Software Engineering

Sales

Sales

Marketing

Marketing

Data science & Ai

Data science & Ai

Product

Product

Leadership

Leadership

Software Engineering

Software Engineering

Sales

Sales

Marketing

Marketing

Data science & Ai

Data science & Ai

Product

Product

Meet the team

Experienced and dedicated recruiters waiting to help you scale your business

Rob Shannon
Bio

Rob Shannon

Managing Director Book a Call
Gavin Fox
Bio

Gavin Fox

Director of Contract Recruitment Book a Call
Laura Walshe
Bio

Laura Walshe

Associate Director GoTo Market Book a Call
John-Paul (Jp) Eaton
Bio

John-Paul (Jp) Eaton

Head of UK (London) Book a Call
Amy Lally
Bio

Amy Lally

GoTo Market Recruiter Book a Call
Neil Heffernan
Bio

Neil Heffernan

Senior Technical Recruiter Book a Call
Rob Shannon

Rob Shannon

Managing Director

Former lawyer and now MD and chief control freak (apparently!) of Needl. Love working with founders and understanding their businesses and ambitions. I get a genuine kick out of helping founders make their critical hires.

Gavin Fox

Gavin Fox

Director of Contract Recruitment

Co-owner of Needl, despite vowing 17 years ago to cap my recruitment career at 12 months! Deeply passionate about providing advisory in scaling, organisational development, and transformational change. Founder & Host of Dublin Tech Talks Meetups & Podcasts, where we ignite tech conversations. Weekend golfer with delusions of being a tour sensation!

Laura Walshe

Laura Walshe

Associate Director GoTo Market

Retired Cabin Crew who found her feet in recruitment! I’ve spent the last few years placing top GTM talent in tech companies across the globe. My specialty lies in strategically building sales and marketing teams from the ground up, leveraging years of global experience.

John-Paul (Jp) Eaton

John-Paul (Jp) Eaton

Head of UK (London)

Bringing Needl to London! I may be late to the recruitment game yet I ain't worried! Two decades as a hiring manager and clearing the path for others to flourish is not a bad starting point! Trusted and well-known in the FinTech and RegTech industries, I am excited to be now using my unique flair to help firms discover talent and talented people to find their next happy place!

Amy Lally

Amy Lally

GoTo Market Recruiter

Loving working in this vibrant industry, expertly pairing elite go-to-market (GTM) talent with leading technology companies. Juggling roles as a full-time recruiter and a part-time baking enthusiast.

Neil Heffernan

Neil Heffernan

Senior Technical Recruiter

Experienced recruiter focused on building Product & Engineering teams for SaaS companies across North America & Europe. 3 things about me - Football, Guinness & Travel ... in that order.

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Rob Shannon
Bio

Rob Shannon

Managing Director Book a Call
Gavin Fox
Bio

Gavin Fox

Director of Contract Recruitment Book a Call
Laura Walshe
Bio

Laura Walshe

Associate Director GoTo Market Book a Call
John-Paul (Jp) Eaton
Bio

John-Paul (Jp) Eaton

Head of UK (London) Book a Call
Amy Lally
Bio

Amy Lally

GoTo Market Recruiter Book a Call
Neil Heffernan
Bio

Neil Heffernan

Senior Technical Recruiter Book a Call
Who we work with

We help orgs across Europe and the US - from Seed to IPO

“Needl have had a material impact on scaling our team in both Ireland and US, from advice on market conditions to adjusting job specs, they have become and extension of our team.”

Jimmy White

Jimmy White

CTO at CalypsoAi

Series A

“Shortly after we raised our Seed Round, we engaged the team at Needl to build out our remote (US and Europe) Engineering and Data Science teams. They were a referral from a prominent VC and we’re so glad we listened! They get the product, business and crucially understand what we look for.”

Brian Raymond

Brian Raymond

Founder/CEO of Unstructured.io

Series A

“Needl have had a material impact on scaling our team in both Ireland and US, from advice on market conditions to adjusting job specs, they have become and extension of our team.”

Jimmy White

Jimmy White

CTO at CalypsoAi

Series A

“Shortly after we raised our Seed Round, we engaged the team at Needl to build out our remote (US and Europe) Engineering and Data Science teams. They were a referral from a prominent VC and we’re so glad we listened! They get the product, business and crucially understand what we look for.”

Brian Raymond

Brian Raymond

Founder/CEO of Unstructured.io

Series A
News & events

We’re active within the tech community hosting multiple podcast series and events

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