Peter Casey in Person



Founder of the executive recruitment firm, Claddagh Resources, in 1993, Peter Casey is a serial entrepreneur and globally successful Irish businessman.



Peter Casey was nominated to contest the 2018 election for President of Ireland.
While initially predicted to win less than 1% of the vote, Casey received 23.3% voter support and finished second to the incumbent, Michael D. Higgins, who secured a second term.

Family & Personal

Family & Personal

A family man, a businessman, a would-be public representative, and a widely travelled person who has lived and worked on three Continents, Peter Casey is primarily a proud and honourable Irish man.

Peter Casey

Peter Casey is an Irish entrepreneur who built successful businesses on three continents.

He is the Executive Chairman of global executive search company, Claddagh Resources, working with the company’s most senior clients and providing strategic direction for the business he founded in 1993, which has offices in Ireland and in the U.S.A.

Peter Casey was invited by Irish national broadcaster, RTÉ, to become a Dragons Den investor, adjudicating business pitches and backing start-ups for three seasons of the popular TV show, between 2012 and 2014.

Motivated to work for the people of Donegal and Ireland, in recent years Peter Casey entered the Irish political arena, keen to bring his world experience and business acumen to national and local social and economic affairs.

In 2018, he stood as a candidate in the Irish Presidential election, coming in a very strong second to the incumbent, with 23.3% of the vote.  His 342,727 first preference votes totalled more than the combined vote of the four remaining candidates.

Peter Casey was born in Derry in 1957 and is one of nine children.  Married to Helen, the father of five grown-up children has homes in Greencastle in County Donegal and in Atlanta, Georgia.

A business and politics graduate from Aston University in Birmingham, Peter Casey is recognised as one of Aston’s 50 Most Influential Alumni, and has been honoured as a leading Irish-American businessman by Irish-American Magazine.

In the late 1990s, Peter Casey was invited to participate in the White House Good Friday Peace Talks.

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Peter Casey has had extensive global success in business and entrepreneurship.  

Having stepped down as CEO of Claddagh Resources, while retaining board membership, he is available to work with businesses, large and small, on mentoring and business development strategies, particularly in relation to breaking into the U.S market, and working practices and business development there.

Contact Peter Casey in relation to the following strategic business development, leadership and communications interests;

Business Mentoring 

From start-up to next phase development, Peter Casey draws on his own business experience and connections from almost three decades of work with leading global organisations, to mentor and support business strategy.   

Large or small enterprise can benefit from consultation with Peter Casey, for project work or ongoing mentoring supports, especially relating to working in the U.S market and establishing a foothold there.

Board Memberships

Straight-talking and hugely experienced in business strategy at the highest level, Peter Casey is available for executive and non-executive Board appointments.

Market disruption and uncertainty prevails in many sectors, and the pace of change is accelerating.  Practiced and experienced in business analysis and strategic decision-making, and with exposure to many and diverse sectors, Peter Casey can add real value to the management team resource in any business.

Public Speaking

Peter Casey headed-up his own global talent resourcing business and has provided leadership consultancy to international brands and businesses.  He is also the author of two books on management strategy at one of the world’s largest and most successful companies. 

Leadership and team-building, motivation and goal-setting are expert topics the accomplished businessman can address, alongside highly effective management and operational strategies.

Talk to Peter Casey about addressing meetings or conferences for your team or business organisation, for a refreshing no-holds-barred analysis of how effective businesses and individuals operate.      


Experience counts, and Peter Casey adds value and interest to media platforms, from interview panels to editorial features, podcasts, documentary and presenter roles.  

With interests across the complete spectrum of business, to politics, history and social affairs, both Irish and American, Peter Casey is an experienced writer and TV contributor, and tells it as it is!  

Contact Peter Casey for original and informed contributions to media production and copywriting. 

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