Meet the Team

Mark O'Donovan

Mark O'Donovan

Mark is an Entrepreneur who helps build businesses, scale sales, create shareholder value and is experienced in M&A & IPOs. Co-Founder & Director of Duolog Technologies. Sold to FTSE & NASDAQ Listed ARM Holdings. Director & Co-Founder of Green Energy Company Celtic BioEnergy. ( www.CelticBioEnergy.com ) Director of Financial Data Analytics company CORLYTICS, ( www.Corlytics.com ) Involved in M&A, and raised over €320m for Irish technology companies. Board member of NDRC - 160 Companies invested ( www.NDRC.ie ). Board member of AIB Seed Capital Fund, ( http://www.aibseedcapitalfund.ie ) .

John Phelan

John Phelan

John identifies, creates and executes new opportunities, has extensive experience in growing businesses. Three start-ups; one in the UK, two in Ireland and GM of a computer games company in Chicago. National Manager- Halo Business Angels Network (€120m invested) and team Member of DublinBICs' AIB Seed Capita Fund (€53m) He brings fresh views, a creative approach and no nonsense language to creating and developing real and practical business opportunities.

Mike Kane

Mike Kane

Mike increases sales and awareness for our Irish companies by introducing them to customers, partners, industry analysts, and journalists. He has a background of more than 20 years in sales, marketing and business development roles for leading technology companies such as Chartis, ClusterSeven, Iontas, NEC, QUMAS, Wolters Kluwer, and Tseng Labs. Mike is based in Boston, MA (USA).

Kevin McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy

Kevin is an experienced academic researcher turned technology startup founder. With a PhD in the area of recommender systems & personalisation, Kevin has over 10 years of academic research experience as part of Prof. Barry Smyth's research group in the Clarity & Insight centres in UCD. In 2014, Kevin founded Aficionado Technologies, which has developed software products to help organisations understand, manage and showcase their internal assets & resources. He also heads up a bespoke technology development venture, called A-Star Labs. Kevin has a keen understanding of technology, solution architecture, software development and commercialisation and expertise in the areas of data analytics, machine learning and data visualisation.

Kieran Sheehan

Kieran Sheehan

Kieran is a leader in practical & academic sales prospecting. Set up Partners in Europe with 3 other founders where they represented US companies in selling their products in Europe and achieved annual sales in excess of $70 million. As a result they offered those Clients a Turnkey solution where they handled all of their Logistics, Technical Support and Back Office requirements. Brought major US, Chinese, Canadian and Australian companies to Europe. Represented over 100 companies during this period with many of them bought out by Blue Chip companies as a result of our European sales success.

James Twomey

James Twomey

James is a Design Engineer. James has many patents to his name and his designs account for shipments of over 6 million devices annually.

David Varian

David Varian

David is an experienced accountant who is available to companies to cover finance functions as a Financial Controller on an as need basis.

Richard Pigott

Richard Pigott

Richard Pigott is an advisor on HR, "Finding the right People for your business is a fundamental key to your success". Richard brings a wealth experience in international HR , BSc and Msc in Applied Psychology, MBA TCD."

Brian O'Brien

Brian O'Brien

Brian is a highly experienced Chartered Accountant, with a strong business and commercial background. He has great experience working with the large Multinationals, like Accenture, Cisco, IBM, MetLife. As well as helping successful Irish companies like Airtricity, Oliver Freaney, Sisk.

Legal Services

Legal Services

Airfield have Advisors for Legal Services:- Entrepreneurs , Businesses and Companies can benefit significantly by having the right legal advice at the right time in areas such as:- Shareholder Agreements, IP, Employee contracts, Customer and Channel partner contracts.

“What New Technology does is create new opportunities to do a job that customers want done.” Tim O'Reilly