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Barry Whelan

Barry Whelan is CEO of Excel Recruitment, having founded the company over 15 years ago. Barry began his Retail Career with Associated British Foods, the parent company of Penneys/Primark, in their Quinnsworth Supermarket brand. He moved on to Dunnes Stores where he worked his way up the ranks, eventually managing a number of Stores across Ireland. Barry ended his retail career in Fashion & Homeware Retailing with Brown Thomas before entering the world of recruitment.

As an expert retailer, he would be able to identify great talent for other retailers and crucially, understand the companies he was selling and the candidates he was selling too. Excel Recruitment was founded to become ‘The Retail Recruitment Company’ and keeping it simple, Barry had one short mission in mind, ‘Placing Great People With Great Companies’.