In his early twenties, Andrew Lynch launched a fashion show and established a business selling ponchos. He even considered becoming a sports agent. However, after his mother told him to get a “real job”, he entered the world of recruitment.
Today, his company, Mason Alexander, employs 45 people in Ireland and Portugal and works with a range of scaling young companies and blue-chip corporates. The company initially specialised in finance and legal recruitment but has expanded into IT, recruiting and placing people in pharmaceutical jobs.
In this podcast with Ian Kehoe, Lynch talks about the company’s journey to date and reveals ambitious new plans to launch Mason Alexander in the US in 2022. He explains why he does not fear failure, learning from mistakes and how the pandemic has changed the workplace and the world of recruitment.