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About Capital8

At Capital8, we pride ourselves on our ability to solve even the most complex recruiting challenges. Whether it's identifying hard-to-find talent, navigating the competitive landscape, or addressing diversity and inclusion goals, we have the expertise to find the right candidates for our clients

Areas of Expertise

  • Wealth Management

  • Asset Management & Funds

  • Payments

  • Legal & Compliance

  • Accounting

  • Technology

  • Tax

  • Corporate Finance

Meet the team

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Jean Moran Managing Director

Jean holds an MBA from Trinity with an MSc in Investment and Treasury from DCU.


With eight years’ experience in Executive Search and Recruitment, Jean specialises in legal and financial services appointments including wealth management, payments, asset management and funds.

In her spare time, she enjoys sailing, yoga, swimming, going out and spending time with family.

Simon Morris Director

Simon holds a BA (Hons) Degree from University of Wales and MBS from UCD Smurfit Business School.


He started his recruitment career in 2017, specialising in the areas of accounting, finance and tax. He works on mid to senior level appointments within professional services, financial services and industry. He loves the consultative side to recruitment and really takes the time to understand and offer professional advice.


Simon is a keen golfer and member of Druids Heath. He loves cooking and was runner-up on MasterChef Ireland 2012.  

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Emma Hirsch Associate Director

Emma has a BA Hons in Psychology and a Dip in Executive Coaching.


Emma has over 10 years recruiting expertise, working both agency and client side. She specialises in data and software recruiting partnering with candidates and is tenacious in delivering. 

In her spare time, she is an avid dog lover, with a newfound passion for gardening.

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