About Us

Elevate Executive Selection is a boutique executive search and recruitment firm with offices in Dublin and Bermuda. Our team has over 125 years of combined recruitment and industry experience in delivering the very highest calibre of service to our clients.

What Do We Do?

Through our local presence and established global network, Elevate Bermuda offers tailored Executive Search solutions to leading local and international companies based in Dublin, Europe and Bermuda.


  • Good Leaders Are Your Greatest Asset

Career Transition

  • Companies and Individuals

HR and Advice

  • Companies

We specialise in finding the best local and international talent from post-qualified to C-Suite and Board level across multiple business sectors.

  • Financial Services
  • Manufacturing
  • SME/Medium
  • Tech
  • Fin-Tech
  • Social Enterprise

Why Elevate?

We are a unique blend of local and global – From a recruitment perspective, we are acutely aware that candidates must understand not just the position they are moving to, but the corporate culture they are about to join.

Globally sourced, rigorously profiled, locally briefed – shortlisted candidates presented by Elevate are incomparably prepared for our client’s interview and selection. This holistic approach to local and international recruitment assignments sets us apart and ensures that clients have access to the most suitable candidates available.

Why Are We Different?

  • 24/7/365 local presence: Our offices are staffed by experts who fully understand Ireland’s and Bermuda’s unique culture and business environment and are always accessible to our clients.
  • International yet local: We offer a unique combination of international and local recruitment.
  • Our Partnership Approach: Our team directly responsible for managing assignments has approx 50 years+ experience in the local and international recruitment industry.
  • Expert Opinion: Our local and international Advisory Team will provide added value to clients and candidates through their personal experience of working in C-Suite positions.

Who We Are:

Elevate brings together recruitment experience, relocation experience and the sound judgment of an Advisory Board to deliver the very highest calibre of service to our clients. Our team has, combined, over 125 years recruitment and industry experience:

James Fitzsimons

Managing Director

James Fitzsimons has 30 years senior level experience in the executive search and recruitment industry. During his career James has successfully built and exited two leading recruitment businesses in the Irish market. He was a founding shareholder and Director of Cox Fitzsimons & Wilkes in 2003. He exited in 2008 through an MBO. He was also co-founder and Joint Managing Director of Careers Register which was sold to CPL plc, in 2000.

James holds a BA from University College Dublin, a Professional Diploma in Accountancy and a Diploma in Personnel Management. James also worked in general audit practice with KPMG in Dublin. James leads the international search division of Elevate Bermuda and has reach into the UK, Europe and Australia. James visits the island regularly to meet with clients and candidates and he also conducts Elevate’s highly personalised Outplacement Programme.

Sylvia Jones

Bermuda Operations

Sylvia Jones has been living and working in Bermuda since 2005. In 2007 she founded Corporate Concierge Bermuda Ltd. and since then she and her team have successfully relocated some of the key figures in Bermuda’s business world. Leading the team at Elevate Bermuda, Sylvia knows both the corporate culture and island life that shapes any new hire’s experience in Bermuda. Sylvia is well placed to share her in-depth knowledge of Bermuda with prospective candidates so that both they and their new company will make an informed hiring decision.

Sylvia is also already very familiar with the corporate culture at most of the major firms on island and so finding the right fit for candidates is easy. Once the final candidate has been selected, if coming from overseas, Sylvia and her team can take care of all aspects of the new hire’s relocation to Bermuda.

A Worthwhile Investment

Elevate understands that seasoned senior executives are attracted not just to the role on offer but also the lifestyle on offer. Top quality executives are hard to come by and those that are open to new challenges need to know not just that the job on offer is the right one them, but that life in Bermuda is the right fit.

An investment in Elevate is an investment in the long term success of your company. A candidate sourced by us will assimilate quickly and add maximum value to your organisation.

Additional Support That Sets Us Apart

Advisory Board

PANEL OF EXPERTS: We are also connected to a cross section of sector-specific professionals that are exclusively available to Elevate for candidate screening purposes.