Rick Kelly – Chairperson
Currently Rick overseas Facebook’s Global Ad sales and Operations for the Gaming industry with teams in North America, EMEA, LatAm and APAC. The Gaming business, vital for Facebook’s revenue and growth, includes Mobile Developers, Console Publishers, and Real Money Gaming.
Rick joined Facebook in June of 2009, to build and lead Facebook’s EMEA Mid Market Sales Team based in Dublin, Ireland. He held the position of Director of EMEA Sales, and was responsible for Facebook’s expanding advertising efforts into emerging brands, ad agencies and large direct response advertisers. Previously, Rick spent seven years starting and leading similar teams for Yahoo! in both Boston and Barcelona, Spain. A native of Boston, he currently lives in Dublin, Ireland with his wife Kim and sons Ben and Zach.
Rick is also active in the start up community and is an active investor, board member and advisor for numerous start ups and charities.
Noreen Taylor-Doyle – Secretary
Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the food production industry. Skilled in Customer Service, Business Development, Marketing Strategy, Social Media, and Management. Strong business development professional graduated from Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology.
Dr Mike Bennett – Consultant in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Dr Bennet works within the Children’s Health Ireland Group of Hospitals and brings a wealth of experience.
Orla Brennan – Senior Partner at Brightwater Executive Search
Orla Brennan | BBS MMII PRII
As an experienced commercial leader and advisor with over 18 years’ experience within both private and public sectors, Orlas core skills are advising and mentoring organisations in appointing at senior leadership level. Ensuring culture fit and emotional intelligence are aligned in order to help organisations and people grow in a commercially healthy and sustainable direction. Orla has held senior positions within Leadership, Advisory, Communications and the Public Relations industry where she has led the development of several outstanding campaigns and leadership projects for some of the largest global organisations.
Hons BA in Business Studies Dublin Business School and a member of the Marketing of Ireland and the Public Relations Institute of Ireland,
David Neville – Future Health Summit
David has 18 years’ experience operationally delivering events in the Technology and Healthcare sector. David was co-founder of the influential First Tuesday network in Ireland ‘where minds meet money’. With the extensive network built and the ability to bring people together, we were approached by stakeholders in the healthcare sector to help to replicate the success of First Tuesday. This evolved into the National Healthcare Conference where we brought together all strands of the health sector to share innovations and ideas. What started as a national conference has now become a global gathering of healthcare leaders at the Future Health Summit.
David hails from Co. Wexford where he is still involved in the family business Nevilles Bar and Restaurant in Fethard on Sea. He is also on the board of Hook Tourism, the promotional body for the Hook Peninsula.
Gerry Walsh – Dynamic
Having graduated from University College Dublin with a degree in engineering, Gerry started his contracting and construction career at an early age. Having managed a number of projects since 1994, Gerry formed an extremely successful retail project management business – Dynamic Resources.
The 2 Retail Academy’s which service both Europe and North America are leading the way as centres of excellence for training Dynamic Global Partners. Gerry splits his time between the US and EMEA developing new client relationships and growing and supporting existing business.
On the rare occasion when he is not in the air, you may find him on the water, as one of his major passions is boating, as well as contributing to a number of charities.