John, a mechanical engineer by degree, comes from a business background where putting the customer first was always a priority. Co-founding Blackberry Hearing with Dave Gleeson, they designed the company by drawing on their customer focused business experience.
Formerly a manager of Samsung Semiconductor Ireland, John later built a large sales business servicing and selling into multinational computer companies such as Dell.
He is a co-founder of Irrus Investments, one of Ireland’s largest business angel syndicates, which funds high tech startup companies.
John enjoys keeping up with science, technology and business, enjoys downtime playing golf, coaching youth rugby and spending time with family.