As part of the first external acquisition under the Brightwater group, Mentors was officially made part of the Brightwater family in June of 2019. A pool of pioneering change makers providing a comprehensive service, Mentors boast extensive industry specific knowledge and bring with them a wealth of valuable insights. The diversity of Mentors experience coupled with that of Brightwaters client base serves, to provide first-rate executive coaching to businesses big and small.
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Barbara McGrath – Chairperson
Barbara is the Chairperson of Mentors and Managing Director of the Brightwater Group. With over 30 years of sales and recruitment experience, Barbara has a proven track record of success in advising businesses on all aspects of talent management.
Having joined Brightwater in 2005, she was a key part in driving the business, doubling turnover in a short space of time. Barbara was appointed to the Board in 2011 and in July 2017 was appointed Managing Director of the Brightwater Group. Following a successful MBO in 2018, she then turned her focus on adding value and synergy to the Group and in April 2019, the Group took over Mentors where Barbara now serves as Chairperson.
Ronan Harbison – Commercial Director
Ronan Harbison is the Commercial Director of Mentors, championing mentoring and executive coaching services for businesses across Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Ronan joined Mentors in April 2019 and works with a broad variety of businesses, helping match them with relevant mentors and industry experts who can help drive the success of their organisations. Previously Ronan was the Director of European Business Connections, Commercial Director of the German-Irish Trade Office, the Commercial Manager of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce as well as in sales management and account management positions with Imperial Tobacco, Comans Wholesale and Ampersand.
Eimear Walsh – Director
With an MA in Business Management and a BA in Economics, Eimear joined Brightwater in 2006 as a recruitment consultant. Since then, her remit has included managing recruitment teams and recruiting directly for a broad variety for clients
In 2017, she was appointed Associate Director of the Group. In April 2019, Eimear was seconded to Mentors, a newly integrated company within the Brightwater Group, where she is responsible for driving growth.