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Jan O'Brien

Senior Researcher

A senior researcher who started her career in communications, Jan has more than twenty years of experience in international executive search.

Jan O'Brien is a Senior Researcher. She is a geography graduate who joined Harvey Nash in 2011, following 6 years spent with Tribal. The first part of her career encompassed market research, marketing and public relations for two international high technology companies. She has more than twenty years executive search experience within IT and Telecommunications, recruiting senior executives into marketing, sales and technology roles, both within the UK and continental Europe. For the last seven years she has worked primarily in the public sector and has particular expertise in recruiting senior professionals up to Chief Executive level within local government, health and the independent sector. She has a particular interest in social care appointments in both adults and children’s services as well as education roles, and has recruited to assistant director and director level positions in both.

Expertise: Public Sector, Industry

Office Location: London