Barry Alistair - IT Recruitment & Online Business Leader

Online Brand Manager at VMG Media



Work category

HR and Recruitment

Profile Activity

I have an extensive experience in building and leading recruitment and sales teams in the IT sector, the last 12 years of which have been in Ireland.

I am interested in hearing from generic recruiters who are exploring IT as a line of business, or perhaps small IT recruiters who need kick-start experience or guidance.

Technology organisations who have something new and interesting.

Above all, only get in touch if you are progressive, well funded and 'really' want to suceed!

Barry Alistair's Professional Experience

2010 - Present

VMG Media - Online Brand Manager

VMG Media provides web content for the Irish technology sector, consumed by websites such as

2006 - 2009

First Port News - Sales Director

Working in the exciting world of Web 2.0. First Port News built technology solutions for online publishers such as
I was responsible for building a portfolio of technology based relationships

Key Skills
sales Sales Team Management
2002 - 2005

IT-Talent - Director

IT-Talent provided IT contractors to a handful of select Irish software company.

Key Skills
recruitment sales Sales Team Management
1995 - 2001

Computer Futures Solutions - IT Contract Recruiter / Team Leader / Manager

Telecanvassed and marketed IT contractors, and sourced candidates for a wide range of technologies for clients in the Thames Valley, UK

In 1997, promoted to team leader, managing two others directly, and providing mentoring and training for 30 more. Consistently producing £1/2m gross profit per annum and top 5 biller in entire company.

In 1998, I moved to Ireland to establish IT contracts team. Built team of 15, which culminated in 160 contractors running and gross profit of IR£2.5m per annum (on revenues of IR£12.5m).

Manager of the year in 2001, and fastest growing Computer Futures office in Europe.

Key Skills
Management recruitment sales Sales Team Management team leader