Claire Cronin


Claire founded Cronin Partners Executive Search in 2003 after a career in marketing and management consulting. Her career began in advertising and PR both on the client side in fashion retail and the agency side with Ogilvy & Mather PR and Brian Cronin & Associates Advertising, then Ireland’s sixth largest ad agency. Claire worked in the United States in advertising in the 1980’s and later in the 1990’s as a management consultant in Monitor Company (now Monitor Deloitte) in New York before progressing to Vice President of Enterprise I.G, a leading corporate identity consulting firm, owned by WPP plc. She was founder and Chairman of Ebid Limited, Ireland’s first online auction site, before forming Cronin Partners Executive Search in 2003. Claire is a former member of the Harvard Business School European Leadership Council and a former Vice President on the Harvard Business School Alumni Board of Directors where she earned her MBA. Claire is also a former Trustee of Holy Child School in Killiney, co-founder of the Oesophageal Cancer Fund and former non-executive Director of the Ireland Fund.