Founded SkillPages with @Michael Gallagher and with a big ambition, to "create a more perfect global labour market". For a while, we'd been thinking that there are so many people with incredible skills and talent in the world but that sometimes, the right skilled person for your need can be hard to find.
So we dreamed up a simple solution: we'd take the fact that everyone is connecting through social media and then add in the fact that everyone has skills. This would create a simple, single destination where you can find people who have the skills you are looking for and to see your real life connections to them - such as a mutual friend.
By doing this, we're intent on making it faster and easier to find skilled people for things you need done throughout you life - at home, at work and in your personal life. And because you can see your real-life connections to them, this makes them easier to trust.
Our mission at SkillPages is to "Empower people to create new life enhancing opportunities by enabling a more perfect global labour market". And every day we hear stories of how this is happening in over 160 countries around the world. And we feel we're only just getting started.
We've been overwhelmed and humbled by how many millions of people from around the world have joined us and we're excited for what's possible in the months and years to come. Thanks for being part of the journey.
On the Board at SkillPages, where I work with the team on strategy, vision and all the challenges and opportunities a fast growth global internet company presents.
Leading a talented team of self-starters at SkillPages that want to change things, make a positive difference to people all over the world and have fun while doing it.
Founded Perlico in 2003 and was CEO as the company grew to become a leading supplier of broadband in the Republic of Ireland, before selling the company to Vodafone in a c.€70m (c.$100m) deal in 2007.
Let the turnaround of Solar, a business process outsourcing firm focused on providing services within the multinational telecommunications and internet sectors, before arranging the sale of the business to International Marketing Solutions (IMS).
A market leader in development of internal Application Service Provision (ASP) solutions for large multi-national companies. Managed Business Development including sale to Dell Corporation of their circa 6,000 user EMEA ASP based on Citrix and Microsoft Technologies as well as other clients including Vodafone, London Borough of Waltham Forest, Global Asset Management, Credito Italiano Bank etc.
Managed Business Development within Intergraph, a then Nasdaq listed provider of technology services including GEO spacial software and Applications Service Provision (ASP) solution.