MEET THE TEAM
FreshThinking Consultants Limited
FreshThinking started out in the mind of our managing director back in 2010 as a response to the mass unemployment that was reflective of Ireland's 14.5% arising out of the great recession which affected the world at that time. The business grew and in 2022, FreshThinking began a new journey as an incorporated entity trading under FreshThinking Consultants Limited t/a FT Consultants
Please read on to find out more about our Management Team
Catherine Fitzsimons-Belgaid (Managing Director) at FreshThinking is an experienced HRM Business partner, Employment Law Specialist, Educator (Lecturer), Workplace Mediator, and NLP Coach.
Catherine's qualifications include an LLM (Employment Law in Practice) awarded by Northumbria University and the Law Society of Ireland; an MSc in Human Resource Management from the IPA and UCD, a post-graduate diploma in employment law from the Law Society of Ireland and accreditation in mediation from Friary Law and ADR UK. She is also an accredited member of the Mediation Institute of Ireland and has experience in advocating in the WRC and Labour Court.
Margaret Quinn (Director) at FreshThinking is an experienced HRM Business partner, Educator (Lecturer), with a wealth of experience in employee relations.
Margaret's qualifications include an MBA, teaching and training qualifications including ICDL, ILM.
Marcello Pietrocola (Director) at FreshThinking is an experienced financial advisor with a background in pensions and insurance.
Marcello's qualifications include an LLM (Employment Law in Practice) awarded by Northumbria University and the Law Society of Ireland; he also is qualified in Data Protection (GDPR).
Glenn Lynch (Barrister at Law) is an experienced practitioner in the areas of Employment Law, Judicial Review, Licensing Law, Company Law, Coronial Law and Criminal Law.
Glenn’s qualifications include a BCL from University College Dublin, a Master of Law from Trinity college Dublin, a Barrister at Law degree from the Honourable Society of Kings Inns, a BA in English Literature from Dublin College University and a Masters in post primary education from Hibernia College. Glenn has been in practice as a Barrister since 2017 and has a wide range of experience advocating in the Supreme Court, High Court, Circuit Court, District Court, WRC, Labour Court and the Coroner’s Court.
Glenn also lectures in Law at several universities in Ireland in the areas of Employment Law, Regulatory compliance and Corporate Governance.
The FreshThinking approach is premised on the following commitments:
Attention to detail
Mutual respect and trust
The FreshThinking philosophy is premised on the following beliefs:
Continuous professional development
Continuity of service
Deliver on promise
Learning from mistakes
Honesty and respect
The FreshThinking guarantee is premised on the following deliverables: