Meet the team

A senior team that excels in people and culture

Shay Dalton
Founder & Partner

Shay originally qualified as an accountant and since 2001 has worked in search and selection, founding and running some of the best-known recruitment businesses in Ireland.

Specialising in senior appointments, Shay has placed over 200 successful C-level candidates and is one of the best known and respected executive recruiters in the market. In 2018 and 2019 he was awarded the In-Business Award for the best in Executive Recruitment for his work on senior placements throughout those years. Shay also holds an MSc in Organisational Management and is a member of BPS, qualified to conduct and interpret psychometric testing as well as EQi testing.

Jonny Cooper
Director of Leadership & Talent Development

Jonny has over 14 years’ experience in leading, developing and enhancing individual and team performance. Professionally he has partnered with a variety of organisations, leaders and elite performers to translate their performance potential towards unrivalled levels.

With a 11-year applied elite sporting career Jonny played with and captained the Dublin Senior Football Team. As a key team member he was head of their leadership group for 7 years working to get the best out of others utilising a variety of techniques and frameworks.

Academically Jonny has obtained an MSc in Work and Organisational Behavioural Psychology, a BSc in Sports Science and Health, a Diploma in Executive Coaching, a Diploma in Leadership and he has completed a Human Performance Mentorship with EXOS in the US.

Concepta Cadogan

Concepta has worked within the recruitment industry for 20 years. Prior to joining Steering Point Concepta led the Accountancy and Finance team across Industry and Commerce, Financial Services and Public Sector Divisions in Steering Point’s sister company, Lincoln Recruitment.

Concepta has consistently delivered excellence to her loyal client base throughout her extensive career. Concepta’s professionalism and understanding of the recruitment industry is second to none.

Peter Fahy
Director of Capital Markets

Peter heads the Capital Markets team at Steering Point. He recruits for some of the leading Investment Banks in London, including Bulge Bracket houses and specialist boutiques. He has worked on assignments in a range of Investment Banking areas, with some emphasis on M&A, Equities and DCM. He has also enjoyed considerable success with overseas appointments in places like Paris, Milan and Frankfurt. From an original start as a Corporate Broker with NatWest Markets, Peter first honed his recruitment skills at Michael Page City.

Central to Peter’s approach at Steering Point is an unwavering commitment to close partnerships fostered with a select group of global financial institutions, across the Investment Banking, Global Markets and Investment Management communities.

Aine Gallagher
Research Associate

Aine works on executive search assignments across a number of industries including Healthcare, Non-Profit, Hospitality, Transportation and Public Infrastructure. Aine holds a Masters in Human Resource Management, a BSc in Health & Society and is a CIPD associate member.

Aine is responsible for market analysis and mapping ensuring that optimal candidates are selected for each position

Gail Finegan
Group Head of Marketing

Gail is Group Head of Marketing for Lincoln Recruitment Group covering Steering Point, The 1% Podcast, Lincoln Recruitment, Medforce and FutureCare. Gail is a passionate marketer with a strong track record spanning over 10 years in marketing leadership positions. Gail has led multi-euro digital transformation projects, spearheaded creative global campaigns and authored and executed multiple successful strategic plans.

With a background in brand, usability and design Gail approaches all of her work with a creative lens combined with an understanding and appreciation of the latest technology available.