Board Advisor / Mentor

Southern Ireland

Big Business Experience

Northrup Grumman

Schibsted ASA

Small Business Experience




Former C.E.O. of DoneDeal Ltd. and C.O.O. of Sonru Ltd. and currently an Executive Advisor. John has extensive experience in performance management, business/systems processes, project and people management, primarily in IT, in both the private and public sectors. He is an advocate for building a culture in the workplace and has advised on the subject all over Europe. John believe’s that culture, values and employee participation is key to building and maintaining a successful business in any sector.


Ashridge Executive Education, Hult International Business School
Dip Field Of Study
Strategic Leadership

Duke University
Leadership and Management

National University of Ireland, Galway
Higher Dip CS

South Thames College
Business Administration and Management, General

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Performance Management
  • People Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Culture
  • Operations Management
  • Change Management


Chief Operations Officer
Jan 2018 – Present
County Wexford, Ireland

Executive Advisor
Sep 2019 – Present

Sonru, the trusted global leader and pioneer of automated video interviewing for screening candidates, simplifies the recruiting process for recruiters and their candidates. Customers include Fortune Global 500 companies and come from a wide variety of industries.  Replicating a face-to-face interview, automated video interviews remove the everyday headaches associated with preliminary interviews. Interviewers and candidates are not online at the same time. Forget about scheduling interviews, time zone restrictions, no shows and unsuitable candidates. With tailored screening questions, you will be able to immediately screen out candidates that do not meet your interview criteria, selecting only the most suitable for face-to-face interviews Meet the best candidates earlier in the process, see their fit, personality, drive and motivation and save time and money.

CEO DoneDeal
Leading this rapidly growing company for the past seven years, John was ultimately responsible for all the day-to-day management decisions and for implementing the Company’s long and short term strategic plans. The position allowed John to utilise his skills for building team structures, processes and procedures and culture across the organisation. As the company grew, it had to adapt to an ever-changing business landscape, and having built up many skills in personnel and performance management over the years, DoneDeal has been the perfect place to put these skills to good use.

Internet/Intranet Project Manager Wexford Local Authorities.                                                                                            As this was a new position created in the Public Sector, John started with a blank slate and was able to build a productive and high performing team responsible for many strategic system and projects across the organisation. This was achieved by building responsibility, cooperation and a feeling of accomplishment across many cross-functional teams.

Director of IT Asset Management
John had various successful management positions within this global Information Technology and Services company with over 7000 employees. He did this by using a combination of his technical, people management and organisational skills. John was responsible, along the way, for building a number of high performing teams including Technical Support, Server Operations, and IT Asset Management. His last position at Litton PRC was Director of IT Asset management.