Adam's Story

Adam Coleman founded HRLocker in 2013. Long before that he had worked across multiple roles in recruitment and human resources.

Adam’s Story

Where it all started

In the 1990’s when he moved to the UK, he ultimately became the Human Resources manager for Esat Digifone. This company rapidly grew to be O2 UK which Adam was the Head of Human Resources.


“Digifone started with 5 employees and within 4 years we scaled from 8 to 500 people and in 1999 it was sold to O2 for €1 billion.” Adam Coleman

Homeward Bound

Due to family reasons Adam returned to Ireland in 2003 with his young family and set up his own HR consultancy firm in 2004. In 2007 with the downturn of the economy, Adam had to scale his business back down to three people to weather the storm. He did so. Successfully.


“When we came back home, I took my mum’s advice and moved to Lahinch in the West coast of Ireland.” Adam Coleman

Adam’s Story
Adam’s Story

The Birth of HRLocker

Adam agreed to do some HR analysis for a development company in Co. Cork in 2013, and after the collaboration came to fruition HRLocker was born. It was something that Adam saw huge potential in.

HRLocker was then launched as a software product.


“The culture of our business is what has helped us grow. We have an open transparent meritocratic approach to how we work. Everyone has a say in what we do. The culture in HRLocker allows employees to step outside their comfort zone and take on bigger challenges. This is what makes our company successful.” Adam Coleman

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