Passionate believer in developing better technology to solve problems and improve people's lives. Great technology should be simple and well thought out. Prior to SkillPages, I was the CIO of Perlico Communications where I developed an industry leading customer management, provisioning and billing system. Perlico was acquired by Vodafone in 2007.
Chief Operations Officer
My passion is developing innovative technologies from a green field start. Building and managing a super talented team is the most rewarding part of my job.
PADI advanced open water diver. Enjoy diving off the coast of Ireland but have been spoilt by the warmth of the Red Sea!
Chief Operating Officer
SkillPagesMay 2009 - Present
Co-Founder and COO of SkillPages. I recruited and built up the engineering team and look after the user operations of the company.
PerlicoJune 2006 - March 2009
CIO of the Perlico technology team; where I built up the technology function and led the development of SingleServe, an award winning CRM, provisioning and billing system.
Business Systems Manager
BT IrelandJuly 1999 - July 2005
Senior technology manager in BT Ireland with responsibility for developing a wholesale system (ERS) which enabled BT Ireland to dominate the wholesale voice and DSL market in Ireland.
Irish Nationwide Building SocietyJune 1996 - July 1999
Implementation of a new customer management and core accounting system.
Morgan Stanley Asset ManagementJuly 1995 - February 1996
Analyst in Morgan Stanley Asset Management
Securities Data CompanyAugust 1993 - July 1995
Senior Analyst with responsibility for the Municipal Bonds sector.
Red Sea dive holiday
Great week diving in the Red Sea. My favourite location (so far).
Open Water Dive in Killary Ireland
I did my first ocean dive in Killary, Co Galway Ireland. Amazing location.
Co-founded SkillPages with Iain Mac Donald in 2009, with responsibility for the development of a world class platform capable of supporting tens of millions of users.
Chief information Officer in Perlico Communications
3 years experience as Chief Information Officer of Perlico Communications. During that time, led the development of a world class CRM, Order Management and Billing System (SingleServe). Post the Perlico acquisition by Vodafone, SingleServe remains a key strategic system for Vodafone Ireland and currently manages over 200k customers.
Business Systems Manager
Senior technology manager in BT Ireland with responsibility for developing a wholesale system (ERS) which enabled BT Ireland to dominate the wholesale voice market in Ireland (€50m + per annum).
One of our core objectives in SkillPages is to enable people with skills to be found by people who need them. We want to make this happen in a way that feels natural to the user and replicates real life behavior.
We spend lots of time and brain power on how to make this as easy and powerful as possible. A very important part of our technology is the SkillGraph. This enables us to model the relationships between skills in mathematical way. This enables us to accurately match skills to opportunities on a massive scale in a way which is easy for the user.
Thanks to @[ff502c96-b28a-4e43-a943-c1ef86c54200|dave.daly|Dave Daly], @[3eb7e770-14da-11df-b1a2-00155d010212|padraic.mulligan|Padraic Mulligan] @[ebe78f36-122d-11df-b1a2-00155d010212|mike.mccarthy|Mike McCarthy], @[45c67909-603b-e011-85c0-d804b45758e4|lorcan|Lorcan O'Neill] and @[a6266436-5c0b-11df-b1a2-00155d010212|karol.gwaj|Karol Gwaj] for the brain power!
Release on Friday 10th December 2010
Really busy and productive couple of weeks for the team. Lots of improvements delivered for our users. Another step closer to achieving product market fit.
Qualifications & Certifications
Six Sigma Black Belt
Siemens-Nixdorf Centre for Advanced Technology Training
Trinity College, Dublin
Skillpages has been acquired by Bark.com!
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