A Short Professional ​History

Graduated from University College Cork, Ireland

Obtained a B.Comm (Economics & Marketing) and an MSc in Strategic Management & Marketing from University College, Cork, Ireland

Joined Barclays

Spend 18 months on the Business Leadership Programme (BLP) at Barclays .

Joined the newly formed Clearlybusiness.com innovation unit (joint venture between Barclays and Freeserve) after completing the graduate programme.

Graduated from Oxford University – MBA

Obtained an MBA from the University of Oxford.

Joined Palo Alto Software – An Introduction to SaaS

Established U.K. operation of Palo Alto Software – Led marketing efforts and was a member of the US management team (Eugene, Oregon).

Joined The Irish International Business Network – Board Member

Joined the board of the Irish International Business Network , a leading professional business network with chapters in Dublin, London and New York City.

Worked With a Number of VC Backed B2B SaaS Startups

Have worked for a number of SaaS companies in the past few years (2013-2016) primarily in an interim / consultancy basis (CMO/ VP of Marketing/ Marketing Director etc).

These incl Socrata, Texuna, Keelvar, & Xpenditure .

Other Interests

B2B Marketing/ Digital Strategy

My primary professional interest is in the intersection between digital marketing and strategy ensuring that companies approach digital in a strategic manner rather than an ad-hoc tactical one.


Have spoken at numerous events ranging from the London Business School MBA competition through to, BStartup, to Tech Entrepreneurs Week.

Career Consultancy​

Advise University of Oxford MBA students re careers in startups, tech and software.​

Thought Leadership

Have written ​for a number of popular blogs incl Spend Matters UKThe Kernel as well as the occasional post for TechCrunch.

​Software as a Service (SaaS)

Have a keen interest in SaaS, in particular B2B Marketing in SaaS


Am a Mentor on the Irish International Business Network Future Leader Programme.

Other Interests

Am a passionate Munster rugby fan, ‘still’ play 5 aside, and coach at Ealing Trailfinders Rugby Club.

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