Management Team
Craig Barrett
Craig Barrett
Former Chairman & CEO, Intel Corporation
Chairman, ITLG

Craig R. Barrett was Chairman of the Board of Intel Corporation from May, 2005 to May, 2009. He became Intel's fourth President in May of 1997 and Chief Executive Officer in 1998. He was elected to Intel's Board of Directors in 1992 and served as Chief Operating Officer from 1993 to 1997. Barrett began his tenure at Intel as a Technology Development manager in 1974.

Prior to joining Intel, Dr. Barrett was an Associate Professor at Stanford University in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

John Harnett
John Hartnett
Founder & President, ITLG and Founder and CEO of SVG Partners


Hartnett is a senior technology executive & investor based in Silicon Valley, California and a native of Limerick, Ireland.  He is founder & CEO of SVG Partners LLC, a Silicon Valley Investment & Advisory firm.  He is also founder and president of the Irish Technology Leadership Group (ITLG), a network of global Irish technology leaders who’s main focus is to foster the links between Ireland and Silicon Valley in the areas of Innovation, Investment, Education & Entrepreneurship.

Mr. Hartnett has over 25 years of executive level experience leading global sales, marketing, and operations.  Previously he was Chief Executive Officer at G24 Innovations, a leading thin film solar company.  He held the position of Senior Vice President of Global Markets at Palm, Inc., (Nasdaq: PALM), where he was responsible for worldwide sales, service and support.  At Metacreations, (Nasdaq: MCRE), he was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing & Operations.  He has also held senior management positions at Claris/Apple, Teradata, Digital Equipment (DEC) and Wang computers.

Hartnett was recently appointed as independent non-executive director to the board of Aer Lingus,  He also currently serves on the board of University of Limerick Foundation and as Executive Chairman of Daybreak Information Technologies, Chairman of Sisaf Ltd and director of Mcor Technologies.  He served on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Northern Ireland Working Committee 2009 – 2011 and is currently leading the Global Diaspora innovation initiative with the US State Department.  He is a member of the Irish Government’s Global Irish Network advisory group and the Global Irish Economic Forum.

Hartnett is a graduate of the Marketing Institute of Ireland and holds a post-graduate diploma in Finance from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.   He has completed the executive management program at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.

John Stanton
John Stanton
Executive Director, ITLG

John Stanton is the President of the Irish Innovation Center (IIC) dedicated to the growth of Irish technology start-ups in the Silicon Valley. He also serves as Executive Director of the Irish Technology Leadership Group (ITLG), a non-profit aimed at helping Ireland embrace new technology opportunities. In addition, John is a member of the Irish Technology Capital (ITC) management team investing in "Market Changing" early stage, high growth companies.

John has amassed a wide variety of technology and entrepreneurial experience over his 25 year career. Prior to joining the IIC in 2010, John served as President of MarketMinds, a consultancy firm he founded dedicated to bringing new products to market. He also served as Founder and CEO of CubeGuard, a simple but elegant office productivity tool for preventing interruptions and communicating availability status to coworkers.

Prior to founding his own companies, John served at Palm as Vice President of Product Marketing, Vice President of Mobile Software and Services, and Vice President Customer Support and E-Commerce. Previous to that, he held various leadership positions with several top technology companies in the Silicon Valley including: Apple, Intuit, Hewlett Packard and Eclipse, a highly successful supply chain consulting firm where he played a key leadership role in building the company's double and triple digit growth.

John Gilmore
Helen Hartnett
VP Finance, SVG Partners

Helen is a technology and operations executive with over 16 years international experience in the Technology Industry in business planning, supply chain, new product , program management and global operations.

Currently she is vice president of Operations and Finance at SVG Partners, an investment and advisory firm based in Silicon Valley.

Her career boasts some of the worlds leading Technology companies such as Intel, Intuit, Novell, Lucent Technologies, AST Computer and Digital Equipment.

Helen holds an Hons Degree in Business Studies from the University of Limerick, Ireland and is also CPIM certified.

John Gilmore
John Gilmore

Johnny has over 20 years of executive management and operations experience with high tech consumer electronics and manufacturing companies.

At Nest, Johnny is responsible for the company's worldwide manufacturing, distribution, installation and service operations.  Prior to joining Nest, Johnny was GM at Sling Media, the digital media company that develops and markets the Slingbox and SlingPlayer technologies.  He was a key member of the management team responsible for growing Sling from a startup technology company to being acquired by and becoming a critical part of Echostar Corporation (Nasdaq: SATS), the Denver based video technology provider.  

Before Sling, Johnny worked at smartphone device manufacturer Handspring (acquired by Palm) and prior to that, with Iomega Corporation.  He also spent 10 years in the strategic and operations consulting practices of Arthur Andersen and Andersen Consulting, now Accenture.  He has extensive international experience having worked in England, the Netherlands and Australia, before moving himself and his family in the US in 1994.

Johnny has a BA in Economics from the University of Manchester, England and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Rory McInerney
Rory McInerney
Intel Corporation

Rory M. McInerney is vice president, Digital Enterprise Group and Director of the Enterprise Microprocessor Group. McInerney leads multiple engineering teams responsible for the design and development of Xeon®, Itanium® and HPC microprocessors targeting the server computing market segment.

Prior to his current role, McInerney led the design team for the Intel® Xeon Multi-Processor family.

McInerney joined Intel in 1990 as a senior engineer on the Intel 395 Cache Controller, and later moved to a design role on the Intel 486 family of processors. He later joined the design team for the first 64-bit Intel Itanium processor and went on to lead successive generations of this processor family.

In 2007, McInerney received an Intel Achievement Award for delivering the Tulsa Xeon-MP processor to market. He holds two U.S. patents on microprocessor architecture and has 5 technical papers published in refereed journals and conferences.

McInerney graduated from the National University of Ireland, Cork, in 1986 with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. He graduated from Santa Clara University in 1997 with a master's degree in business administration. He is an alumnus of the Graduate School of Business having completed the Stanford Executive Program in 2008.

Barry O'Sullivan
Barry O'Sullivan
CEO, Altocloud and RTE Dragon's Den Investor

Barry O’Sullivan is Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco’s Collaboration Technology Group, which develops collaboration solutions for business. He leads a global team responsible for identifying key market transitions in collaboration and managing future growth, expansion, and continued innovation.

His group’s portfolio includes collaboration software, devices, infrastructure and services that enable video collaboration, unified communications, customer contact centers, conferencing, mobility, and desktop virtualization. This includes such recognizable solutions as Cisco TelePresence, Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Cisco WebEx, the Cisco Cius tablet, and the Cisco Quad enterprise collaboration platform.

Previously at Cisco, O’Sullivan led the IP Communications business unit during its growth from number six to the number one market share position worldwide. He also ran the Customer Contact business unit. O’Sullivan joined Cisco in 2002.

Before joining Cisco, O’Sullivan spent 18 years at Nortel Networks as Vice President and General Manager of the company’s contact center business and as Vice President of Enterprise Voice for Nortel Networks Europe.

As a technology evangelist, he speaks to audiences worldwide about how collaboration is changing the way we work. You can watch a recent keynote at Enterprise Connect 2011.

O’Sullivan is a founding member of the Irish Technology Leadership Group and serves on the board of Cope, an Irish charitable organization focused on reducing isolation and homelessness.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in computer science from the National University of Ireland, as well as a master’s degree in business administration from Santa Clara University, California.

Follow Barry O’Sullivan on Twitter @barry0s

Cian Hughes
Cian Hughes
Head of Operations, ITLG & SVG Partners

Cian Hughes currently operates as a full-time executive consultant where he specializes in Business Management, Operations & Strategic Management and new business startups in the High-Tech sector.

Cian Hughes has held key positions in General Management, Operations Management and Localization Management with some of the worlds leading organizations over the past 19 years including Lotus/IBM, ITP (now SDL), Intel, MetaCreations (now Viewpoint), Pivotal, Curious Labs (now e-frontier).

Additionally Cian played a key role in start up of the International Operations entities in Ireland for MetaCreations, Curious Labs & Pivotal.

Cian holds a BSc in Mathematics and Physics from University College, Dublin, Ireland, and a Diploma in Management from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

Cian Hughes
Una Fox
The Walt Disney Company
Una Fox is a VP in the Walt Disney Company Corporate Technology group. Una joined Disney in 2008 and has a specific focus on online marketing technologies, Brand Management and Customer Business Intelligence.

Prior to joining Disney, Ms Fox was a Director of Partner Services at Yahoo, Inc. In that position, her responsibilities included revenue management for many of Yahoo’s strategic publishing and PC OEM partners.  

Before Yahoo, Ms Fox held several leadership roles at BearingPoint. She was instrumental in incubating a global consulting team focused on Enterprise Search and was one of the first major system integrators to work with Google Enterprise. She also managed the global Siebel alliance team for BearingPoint and prior to joining the Strategic Alliances organization spent several years as a Senior Manager in KPMG Consulting’s global Customer Management practice, where she led multiple large global CRM and Business Intelligence technology initiatives for several of KPMG’s Fortune 100 clients .
Ms Fox began her career in technology at Cisco Systems in Europe. She holds a Bachelors Degree in French Literature from University College Cork, Ireland.
Chris Buddin
Chris Buddin
Goldman Sachs

Chris is a Vice President in the global Clean Technology and Renewables group. He joined Goldman Sachs in 2011 in the San Francisco office. Prior to joining the firm, Chris worked at Credit Suisse in the Technology Group from 2000 to 2011. While there, he was one of the founding members of the global alternative energy group and was the head of the Clean Technology practice.

Over the past 12 years, Chris has advised companies on over $50 billion through IPOs, Follow-ons, Private Placements, Debt and M&A. He has advised companies such as Bloom Energy, Codexis, KiOR, Silver Spring Networks and Solazyme in the clean tech sector and Cisco Systems, Commvault Systems, Fusion-io, NXP and Sun Microsystems in technology.

Chris earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Stanford University.

Richard Moran, Ph.D.
Richard Moran, Ph.D.
Accretive Solutions

Richard A. Moran serves as Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of Accretive Solutions. Mr. Moran is a San Francisco based venture capitalist, best selling author and evangelist for organizational effectiveness. He is best known for his series of business books beginning with Never Confuse a Memo with Reality and is credited with starting the genre of "Business Bullet Books". His latest book is Sins and CEOs.

Previously he served as an Executive-in-Residence at Venrock and was also the Chairman of Portal Software which was later sold to Oracle. He is a former Accenture Partner where he focused in the technology, media and financial services practice. He often works with corporate boards to improve effectiveness and serves on the boards of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors, Mechanics Bank and GluMobile.

Mr. Moran holds an A.B. from Rutgers College, an M.S. from Indiana University and a Ph.D. from Miami University.

James Carroll
James Carroll

As head of International Business and Development, James is currently launching an aggressive international effort for GoDaddy, expanding the company's international focus from four countries to 60.

Before coming to GoDaddy in 2013, James was a Senior Vice President at Yahoo!, where he directed the company's global R&D centers in China, India and the Middle East. He also oversaw Yahoo’s content, social and membership platforms as well as the international delivery of all Yahoo! products and services worldwide.

Prior to Yahoo!, James spent 13 years as General Manager at Microsoft. While there, he managed the MSN international team and later, the Windows and Windows Live international teams.

Kieran Hannon
Kieran Hannon
Chief Marketing Officer, Belkin

Kieran Hannon is the Chief Marketing Officer for Belkin International, encompassing all three of its brands: Belkin, Linksys and WeMo. Fast Company recently named Belkin one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies in the Internet of Things (IoT). The Belkin team’s people-centric approach to IoT innovations and Belkin’s passion for delightful user experiences anchor the company's successes. Today Belkin is a leading brand in the technology and consumer electronic sectors, and has offices in more than 20 countries around the world.

Prior to joining Belkin, Kieran spent the past two decades building the best consumer experience in the mobile, digital and retail sectors. Kieran worked as vice president of marketing for UBM/Canon, where he assisted with the integration of UBM’s acquisition of Canon Communications, becoming a “digitally centric” operation. Kieran also served as vice president of marketing for RadioShack Corporation. He developed and implemented the company’s first integrated marketing campaign in more than 10 years, resulting in a Gold for the Best Integrated Holiday campaign from the National Retail Federation. 

Earlier in his career, Kieran was a highly respected advertising agency executive. As president of Grey Worldwide in San Francisco, he directed changes that resulted in the growth of the San Francisco office, making it one of the top performing agencies in the Grey Global Group network.

Kieran is a Technology Advisory Board member of Enterprise Ireland, a government agency responsible for promoting Irish companies around the world and a founding member of the Irish Technology Leadership Group, where he sits on the management team of this non-profit.  Kieran graduated from the Dublin Institute of Technology in Ireland with a diploma in civil engineering.  He was raised in Dublin, Ireland.