I am passionate about identifying and creating new business opportunities, having run companies, including my own, in Ireland, the UK and in the USA. I have a unique experience and skill in leading and balancing creative talent with technical and commercial talent.

My domain knowledge is in the general ICT, enterprise software and media sectors and I have set up and managed companies in artificial intelligence, animation and computer games.

In commercial terms, my experience has involved all stages of funding (equity, debt, grant, R&D) and stages of development including successful M&A exit transactions, series A, seed and R&D.

Having set-up the “Halcyon” consultancy in 2004, I have had the same continuous clients since starting (DublinBIC, HBAN etc), and also undertake new client work, mostly corporate finance and M&A.

I am the All-Island Director of HBAN (€125m plus invested in over 500 companies), founding chair of the €200m plus Animation industry in Ireland, co-founder of an artificial intelligence company and chair of an e-learning company.

I enjoy rolling up the sleeves and getting stuck in with the creative, the technology and the commercial teams.

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Other things we do…

sailing

A bit of sailing and
a bit of painting…

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