Locate, Secure, Succeed

Founded in 2001 by Michael Mcloughlin, IRG is widely recognised as one of the leading executive search providers. We specialise in both locating and securing top level talent on a global basis. IRG aims to be not the largest, but the most sought-after executive search firm in the world, making the complete satisfaction of our select group of clients a primary objective. Building relationships is at the heart of what we do, allowing us to assist in the sustainable, long term growth and development of our clients over many years.

International Leaders in Executive, Specialist & Diverse Talent Solutions

Securing Top Global Talent for Over 18 Years.

Private Equity

IRG Executive Search bring an inclusive balance of experience, connections, high profile candidates, and a network of professionals which drives our ability to provide the essential solutions required in the complexity of Private Equity investments. Our Private Equity practice operates internationally.


IRG Executive Search’s Global Technology practice focuses on assisting companies to attract, advance, and maintain the very best Technology talent. Our dedicated team of Technology experts are equipped with the knowledge and experience to meet all search and selection needs within this space.

Management Consulting

IRG has been one of the leading providers of executive search services to the Management and Strategic Consulting markets for over 15 years. We have a comprehensive understanding of the Consulting market, an outstanding global network and experience across all industry and functional practices.

Locating & Securing Top Level Talent

Based in Manchester in the United Kingdom, but very much global, IRG introduce top level talent to organisations within the select markets that we operate in.

What sets us apart from our competition is the in-depth knowledge of our chosen markets; the speed in which we uncover exceptional candidates; and our 100% delivery track record on retained assignments.

Michael Mcloughlin, Managing Director

Michael Founded IRG in 2001 and has been the firm’s Managing Director for over 18 years. He personally leads the company’s partnership and account team for our biggest clients...

Daniel Clark,
Director of Client Development

Daniel joined the firm in 2005 and has been Director of Global Financial Services for over 15 years. His industry focus lies in Private Equity and Investment Banking...

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