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About Valiant Search

Valiant Search is an executive search firm that recruits and places attorneys and legal support for law firms and legal departments.

Our experienced team of search professionals understand our clients’ ever-changing needs and have an extensive network of great legal talent in many cities across the country. We provide our candidates with everything they need to manage their careers and maximize their potential discretely.

Sean Macari

Founder, CEO

Sean Macari is the CEO and owner of Valiant Search LLC, where he is responsible for assisting attorneys in their legal search and introducing top talent to law firms throughout New York and other markets across the United States. Sean is originally from New York’s Capital Region and attended Siena College, where he earned his degree in Political Science.

He began his career at the Office of the Attorney General before transitioning into recruiting. After five years in the staffing industry hiring for a wide range of positions, including for one of the fastest growing law firms in Albany, he founded Valiant Search, a leading search firm focused solely on the legal industry. Sean enjoys helping candidates realize their full potential. Outside of the office, he enjoys golfing and spending weekends at the track in Saratoga!

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Tiarnan Barrett

Chief Operating Officer

Tiarnan Barrett is the Chief Operating Officer of Valiant Search LLC, where he drives the firm’s business operations and oversees the recruiting process for every candidate that reaches out to the firm. His goal is to make the application and interview processes as seamless as possible for candidates in hopes of connecting top legal talent with some of the most notable law firms in New York’s Capital Region and across the country. Tiarnan manages all day-to-day operations, oversight, budgeting, marketing, and performance management for Valiant Search and its employees.

Before joining the team, Tiarnan served as a Media Relations Associate for one of the nation’s fastest-growing law firms, connecting its attorneys with local and national media outlets including ABC News, The Associated Press, The New York Post, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and more. He also served as a Marketing Associate for a performing arts center in upstate New York.

He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Fairfield University and completed undergraduate internships at Overit Media and Baker Public Relations in Albany and with Fairfield University’s Athletic Department.

Carly Jordan

Recruiting Specialist

Carly Jordan is a Recruiting Specialist with Valiant Search, where she utilizes her strong interpersonal and communication skills to help best match clients with potential job opportunities. She is originally from Saratoga, NY, and attended Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY, where she earned her degree in Business Administration and developed an interest in the legal field.

Prior to joining Valiant Search, she spent four years in Boston, Massachusetts providing law firms, corporate legal departments, and technology firms with highly skilled professionals, along with growing her client base by marketing services, as well as conducting in-person meetings with key managers to senior-level executives. Carly developed a passion for building relationships with prospective/existing candidates and clients, eventually leading her to Valiant Search.

Isabella Kieran

Recruiting Associate

Isabella Kieran was born and raised in Albany, NY. She attended college at Western New England University in Springfield, MA where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and fostered her lifelong interest in law and crime. Isabella is a Recruiting Associate at Valiant Search, where she uses her talent and knowledge of the legal field to help candidates and clients find successful placements.

Prior to joining Valiant Search, she worked in a Human Resources department where she developed her passion for recruiting by interviewing, hiring, and onboarding all new hires; as well as attending Job Fairs and reaching out to prospective candidates. Isabella found a strong passion for helping people better themselves, which lead her to Valiant Search, where she combines that with her appreciation for the legal field. Outside of the office, she enjoys being with her family and dogs, spending time outdoors, and painting!

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Amberstorm Carrington

Recruiting Associate

Amberstorm Carrington is a Recruiting Associate with Valiant Search, where she combines her passion for law, talent for recruiting, and sharp social and interpersonal skills to help organizations and candidates find their ideal professional matches. She moved to the Capital Region to pursue her higher education journey after transferring from John Jay College of Criminal Justice to the University at Albany. At Albany, she earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with minors in Business, Law, and Philosophy.

Prior to joining Valiant Search, Amberstorm recruited for local companies all the way to multi-million-dollar retail giants.  She is very passionate about her Puerto Rican heritage, spending time with her family and being the best dog mom to her Pomeranian. In her leisure time, she enjoys cooking, singing and developing her line of organic body butters.

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Rebekah Timerman

Administrative Assistant

Rebekah Timerman is an Administrative Assistant with Valiant Search, where she utilizes her strong organizational skills to support recruiting specialists. She is originally from Dexter, NY and attended Syracuse University where she earned her degree in Music Industry and Music History and Cultures.

Prior to joining Valiant Search, she spent four years with an instrument rental company where she grew her skills in customer service and communication.  Rebekah enjoys incorporating music into her life outside of the office by attending concerts, listening to records, and playing the clarinet.

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