Meet the Team

Claddagh Resources

Meet The Team


Claddagh Resources is dedicated to having the best recruiters and sourcers to satisfy your client and candidate needs.

Ryan Casey


Ryan Casey grew up in Atlanta and graduated from The University of Georgia’s J.M. Tull School of Accounting in May 2016. After graduation, Ryan began his career in Consulting with Capgemini where he held a position in their Business Transformation Services unit until December 2017. Ryan rejoined Claddagh Resources, where he spent his summers during high school and college. He moved into a leadership position to help with his father’s transition out of the business world and into the world of Irish Politics. In December 2018, Ryan became the CEO and now directly trains and manages Claddagh’s growing team of recruiters, manages clients, and oversees daily business operations. Outside of work, Ryan keeps a busy schedule and is known for playing basketball in the mornings and trying to improve his golf game. He is getting married in November 2019 to his fiancé, Sarah Mazur, who is currently a nurse at Emory.

Peter Casey

Executive Chairman and Founder

Peter is Executive Chairman and Founder of Claddagh Resources. He works closely with the company’s most senior clients, handles high-level sales and delivery, and provides strategic direction for the company.

In 2018, Peter stood as a candidate in the Irish Presidential election coming in a very strong second to the incumbent. He received 23.3% of the vote – a total of 342,727 first preferences.

He is a published author having written a best seller on one of the world’s best-kept business secrets – The Tata Group (2014), and is finalizing a second which will shortly be published by Penguin.

Liz Baker

Executive Search Consultant - Atlanta

Liz was born and raised in Sandy Springs Georgia. She made the move to the Big Easy for undergrad where she obtained her Marketing degree from Loyola University of New Orleans in 2018. After graduation, Liz returned to Georgia to begin her career as a young professional working as an Executive Search Consultant for the Claddagh team. She uses her skills to find the best candidates for roles within Customer Experience, Life Sciences in both USA and EU. In her off time, Liz enjoys to listen to live music, attending yoga classes and spending time with friends.

Jack English

Executive Recruiter - Atlanta

Jack has been recruiting with Claddagh Resources for three years. He enjoys connecting with people on the cutting edge of their field whether it be technology, marketing or business transformation.
In his leisure time, Jack enjoys playing soccer, Gaelic football, and hurling.

Michael Frazier

Senior Executive Recruiter - Atlanta

Mike has been an Executive Recruiter at Claddagh since March 2017. He grew up in Atlanta, GA and played baseball at Berry College before transferring to Georgia Southern University. Mike specializes in SaaS and Service Sales, Digital Transformation, Cloud System Integration and Transformation, Supply Chain Transformation, Customer Experience, Organizational Change Management, Finance Transformation and Business Process Outsourcing.

Milena Gerber

Executive Recruiter - Ireland

Milena graduated from University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philosophy with a BSc (Hons) in Cultural Anthropology. During her studies, she found the skills that she has acquired, from cultural awareness to building relationships with key members, have proved to be an asset in her current role as a Recruitment Consultant. Her move to recruitment was driven by her love of working with people. She is a passionate and dedicated individual that goes the extra mile to help candidates capture their dream job. Milena has a strong background working in Manufacturing, Digital Transformation, Customer Experience and Finance related roles. Aside from work, Milena is an avid gamer (big fan of World of Warcraft!), enjoys travelling and painting, and is very interested in oenology.

Krysten Hardee

Executive Assistant to CEO - Atlanta

Krysten Hardee graduated from the University of Georgia in 2017 where she studied English and Spanish. She first joined the Claddagh team in 2018, and has been teaching for the last year at a primary school in Madrid, Spain. She has returned to our team as the Executive Assistant to our CEO, Ryan Casey. Outside of work, Krysten loves reading new books, doing yoga, and re-watching ‘The Office.’

Connla Houlahan

Senior Executive Recruiter - Atlanta

Connla has been working at Claddagh for close to 4 years and is a S4HANA/SAP/Supply Chain/CX specialist. Connla is from Ireland and graduated from Queen’s University of Belfast. Connla has lived and worked in numerous countries, including managing two English schools in Korea. It was here he met his wife Lauren. Outside of Claddagh, Connla is the head coach of the Atlanta Gaelic Football team, which recently won a National Trophy at the USGAA National Tournament.

Morgan James

Executive Search Consultant - Atlanta

Morgan is from the small town of Perry, Georgia. She graduated from Georgia Southern University and decided to move to Spain to be an Au Pair. After living in Spain for a few months, she returned to Georgia and joined the Claddagh team where she is now an Executive Search Specialist. In her free time, Morgan enjoys spending time with her eight siblings, traveling and experiencing all of the cultures of the world.

George Maranville

Executive Recruiter - Atlanta

George is a Georgia Tech alumni and Atlanta, GA native. He is driven by a desire to inspire and develop others. George sees himself as a student of leadership, always aiming to better himself and his team. He has been connecting top tier talent with Blue-Chip Consulting firms since January 2018. He is passionate about working with individuals and companies to optimize the most important decision employers and employees can make, staffing.
George works directly with the partners of global consulting firms to help recruit top executives for the “new-age” strategy and transformation practice. George focuses on life science/healthcare, manufacturing, telecommunications, and Airlines industries with emphasis on their Block-Chain, IoT, AI/Machine Learning, Cloud technology, Customer Experience, and Digital Supply Chain.
George’s life goals include: owning a Tesla, establishing a safe haven for animals, flying a F-22 Raptor, traveling to space, sailing around the world (with his dog Waffles), becoming a saxophone virtuoso, starting a technology incubator (in order to use the funds to re-write the last two seasons of Game of Thrones.)

Joe Maranville

Executive Recruiter - Atlanta

Joe was born and raised in Atlanta, GA and graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelors in Finance. He joined the Claddagh team in June 2018 and has found success placing executive top-level talent in the Financial, CX, Supply Chain, Life Sciences, RPA/Machine Learning spaces, and more. Prior to joining Claddagh, Joe was in Client Services working in both Atlanta and Los Angeles. He worked at one of the largest legal financial recovery firms in the country, where he managed the relationship between the firm and six Fortune 500 clients consisting of the United States’ largest publicly traded creditors and debt buyers. In his spare time, he likes to play guitar, hike, and travel to the west coast.

Kezia McDougald

Senior Executive Recruiter - Atlanta

Kezia is a former Army Sergeant. When she left the Army, she decided to go back to school to finish her BA in Human Resource Management. Later, she moved from Kentucky to Georgia because of her love for Atlanta. She loves being on the Claddagh team because after working with several staffing firms, Claddagh Resources is the first true executive search firm that she has been a part of. Kezia has a dual citizenship of the Bahamas and the United States and she loves traveling to explore both. She also enjoys playing paintball and visiting the shooting range. She is passionate about an equality in the workplace and loves being a part of her new Claddagh family.

Michael O'Sullivan

VP Ireland Claddagh Consulting Executive Search USA & EMEA - Ireland

Michael grew up in Dublin, Ireland and graduated from Dublin City University with a BSc (Hons) in Computer Applications. Michael has worked in recruitment since 2012 with an emphasis on IT Recruitment. Before joining Claddagh Resources Michael gained experience as an agency and in-house Talent Acquisition Lead in the FinTech sector. During his time with Claddagh Michael has managed key accounts, worked as an Internal Recruiter, Recruitment Trainer/Manager to help grow the team in Ireland. Outside of work, Michael enjoys boxing and going to the gym.

Karla Ozuyaman

Director of Recruitment - Atlanta

Karla has worked at Claddagh for 12 years and is currently the Director of Recruitment. She works on roles in the USA and Europe, with industry specialization in Insurance and Manufacturing and domain specialization in Data Science, Agile Transformation, DevOps, and Enterprise Sales. Karla works directly with clients to help facilitate their needs. Before Claddagh, Karla worked at Devlin Partners and Accenture. Karla is a graduate of the University of Georgia.

Teia Raus

Executive Recruiter - Atlanta

Teia is a native of Birmingham, Alabama and graduated from The University of Alabama with a degree in Public Relations. She moved to Georgia in 2018 and joined the Claddagh team as an Executive Recruiter. She is dedicated to identifying the best candidates for senior level consulting roles on a global scale. She is skilled in executive search, technical recruiting and new candidate management. Teia also serves as the Social Media Manager and Philanthropy Lead for Claddagh Resources. She created “Living Claddagh” as a way for the Claddagh staff to give back to the community. In her personal time, Teia enjoys taking dance classes and cheering for Alabama Football. Roll Tide!

Anna Reed

Executive Recruiter - Atlanta

Anna Reed was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. Spending time in the U.S. and Ireland, Anna studied Business and Sports Medicine at the University of Georgia, North Georgia College. She has used her experience and expertise to build multiple personal and professional wellness companies both nationally and internationally. She has built and acquired businesses through recruiting and managing specific talent for various roles in leadership, management, personal growth and professional growth. Her love for business and adventure merged by joining the team of top-tier recruiters at Claddagh Resources. Anna is a mother and adventurer who spends her time outside of the office traveling, hiking, kayaking and exploring with family and friends.

Vincent Reinstein

Senior Executive Recruiter - Atlanta

Vince has been with Claddagh since May 2018 and is based out of Dunwoody, GA. He and his wife, Lori, have been in Atlanta since the early 2000’s. Vince works on a number of roles including Customer Experience consulting, Capital Markets, and a number of different financial roles. Vince works on roles in both the USA and the UK.

Mary Gray Sumrall

Executive Search Consultant - Atlanta

Mary Gray is a Birmingham, AL native with a BSBA from Auburn University and is currently completing her accounting degree at GSU. Before coming to Claddagh Resources, Mary Gray was a recruiter within the commercial division at Aerotek. Today, she is an Executive Search Specialist and Office Administrator for Claddagh Resources. She loves working at Claddagh because of the culture around the office. Outside of the office, you can find Mary Gray in the gym, on the lake, or watching SEC football and baseball. War Eagle!

Mark Thrapp

Senior Vice President, Executive Search - Atlanta

Mark currently serves as Senior Vice President, Executive Search, for Claddagh Resources. He has been in executive search for 15+ years and held senior corporate roles in executive staffing for 17 years. Formerly he headed recruiting for the HayGroup and was a corporate VP of Executive Recruiting for Macy’s for 13 years. In addition to executive search, he has a background in executive coaching, outplacement and executive coaching. In his personal time, Mark enjoys beating the competition in team trivia.