Caelen King, Founder and CEO
Former Vice President of Product at NewBay Software, Caelen was a key member of the executive management team that revolutionized the Mobile Operator market with social mobile web applications. During his tenure, NewBay launched 5 product lines, built their user base to over 10 million and were deployed in 4 Continents with the largest and most prestigious mobile network operators. Before joining NewBay Software, Caelen led the marketing of Baltimore Technologies' (London:BLM) flagship product, UniCERT. Caelen had complete responsibility for formulating and delivering marketing strategies targeted at geographic and vertical markets. During this period UniCERT's software revenue grew from under $1million to in excess of $40m. While at Baltimore Technologies, Caelen was also responsible for the product management of new product lines. He is an avid rock-climber, as clinging for dear life to the side of a mountain is a relaxing break from running WhatClinic.
David Roe, CTO
David Roe is Vice President of Product at WhatClinic.com where he is responsible for the strategic direction and engineering of WhatClinic.com’s search engine and website. Previously David Roe was Senior Manager at AOL where he was responsible for delivering global web applications for the AOL group, including; Search, Retail Shopping and Financial Products. During his tenure at AOL, David’s product lines’ revenue was recorded in billions of $US. Before AOL, David was a Project Manager at Accuris (TE Software). David is an Hons Graduate of Computer Science from Trinity College. He only owns two jumpers, which he’s been alternating since 1981. He has a chronic board game habit.
Carolina Duarte, VP of WhatClinic's Clinic Division
Carolina is the VP of WhatClinic's Clinic Division. She oversees all aspects of the Clinic business, including the go-to-market focus, international sales activities, marketing strategy, clinic retention and satisfaction, among others. She brings more than 15 years of excellence and experience to the WhatClinic leadership team. Before joining us, she was the Head of Demand Management for EMEA at Google, whom she was with for eight years. Prior to her time at Google, she held various key positions across sales, finance, and project management within Oracle, TAISA, and NCR. Her expertise across multiple industries and markets means she was perfectly placed to support WhatClinic's continued international growth and expansion. She enjoys travelling, living in different places, learning about new cultures, exploring different food and having fun with her family and friends.
Jay Hollingum, Head of Development
Jay Hollingum is Head of Development at WhatClinic. His main responsibilities include the management, leadership and co-ordination of work for the engineering team, as well as engaging with other business stakeholders to ensure the technical architecture can support the continued growth of the business. Jay has worked around the UK and Ireland as a web developer, DBA, solutions architect, and IT manager for various sites such as MicksGarage.com, TargetJobs.co.uk and GradIreland.com. In his spare time he enjoys a bit of painting, DIY, gardening, reading and other such extreme activities.
Alec McTurk, Head of Product
Alec is Head of Product at WhatClinic and is responsible for figuring out ways to make our products better for clinics and consumers. With a background in technical product management, project management and software engineering, Alec has been helping to make awesome internet-based products since the very early days of the web. Alec lived in Hong Kong for ten years where he founded one of the first web consultancy companies in the territory. Since returning to Ireland, he worked at Sage, EuroCommerce and Dial2Do before joining WhatClinic three years ago.
Philip Boyle, Head of Consumer
Philip Boyle is the Head of WhatClinic's Consumer Division. The Consumer Division is responsible for all aspects of the consumer journey, from traffic acquisition and growth right through to conversion, with a deep reliance on data and analytics. With almost two decades of technical experience across a range of industries, including financial services and consumer facing web, he has been with WhatClinic since its earliest days, facilitating year on year growth in user numbers. He graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1998 with an honours degree in Pure and Applied Mathematics. To this day he is comforted by the knowledge that 1+1=3 for sufficiently large values of 1. In his spare time Philip makes electronic music and performs at clubs and festivals around the UK and Ireland.
Conor Leech, Sales Manager
Conor is the Sales Manager of WhatClinic.com, and he brings almost two decades of blue chip commercial experience to the Sales floor. At WhatClinic.com he leads and develops a busy team of Account Managers who are tasked with helping the company meet and exceed demanding growth targets. Prior to his role with WhatClinic.com, Conor was Sales & Marketing Manager with Ireland’s leading Exhibitions firm, SDL Exhibitions, where he and his team grew annual sales to more than €4m+. While with ServeCast he was Director of Marketing Communications, and prior to that he was Marketing Communications Manager with the Wall Street Journal Europe. He has also worked with Deloitte & Touche. Conor is passionate about sailing and rugby. He's got an impressive drop kick, and hates Google spreadsheets.
Laura Drumgoole, Operations Manager
Laura Drumgoole is the Operations Manager at WhatClinic.com. An experienced business manager, Laura specialises in operational efficiency and improving business performance. Prior to joining WhatClinic.com Laura was the Head of Data Services at Dataconversion Direct where as well as streamlining core operations to improve performance, she was also responsible for data strategy for some of Ireland's biggest brands. Laura is passionate about excellence, achieving the highest standards and continuous improvement. She makes a mean chocolate pistachio cake and has been known to knit body parts.
Roberto Jeangros, Content & Localisation Project Manager
Roberto Jeangros is a Project Manager at Whatclinic.com. He leads busy project teams in Ireland and overseas. Roberto is a Brazilian-Italian graduate of International Tourism Management with specializations in IT and project management. Prior to joining Whatclinic.com Roberto was a lecturer of IT and Tourism disciplines. He has over 25 years of professional experience in areas such as IT, web-development, administration and corporate sales, in South America and Europe. He loves the Irish weather, cooking for friends and has passion for long hiking trails.
Loretta Greene, Human Resources Manager & Executive Assistant
Loretta Greene is responsible for the recruitment of the best talent available for the ever growing WhatClinic.com team. Loretta's human resources and management experience within start-ups means she has hands-on experience leading HR initiatives including policy design, performance management, recruiting, training and development, payroll, safety, and compliance. She has ten years experience across biotech and finance firms, supporting C-level. With an unlimited supply of chocolate, she could probably take over the world.
Maurice Roche is a General Partner with Delta Partners having joined Delta in 1995. He has over 25 years experience of advising and investing in early stage technologies companies, 20 of those as a Venture Capitalist. Maurice serves as a non-executive director of a number of companies including Cleverbug, Digit Games Studios, Homestays, Hullomail, Tango Telecom, textHELP, WhatClinic.com and Zapa Technology. He was also previously a non-executive director of Xiam Technology Limited sold to Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM), Pxit sold to Agilent (NYSE: A), O'Leary's (sold to Gehe, now Celesio Group) and Polarlake sold to Bloomberg. A graduate of University of Limerick in Business Studies, he holds a postgraduate degree from University College Dublin and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. He is a former Chairman of the Irish Venture Capital Association (July 2011 to June 2012). He was a member of the Research Prioritisation Project Steering Group which was chaired by Jim O’Hara (October 2010 to September 2011). This group was asked to make recommendations to Government on areas of focus for the next phase of Ireland’s science, technology and innovation strategy. The report was published by Forfas in March 2012.
Paddy Holahan is an experienced manager, technology entrepreneur and angel investor. In 2002 he founded NewBay which grew to become the leader in cloud digital lifestyle solutions for operators. NewBay’s customers included AT&T, T-Mobile, Telefonica/02, France Telecom/Orange, LG, Alltel and Telstra. NewBay was acquired by RIM(Blackberry) in October 2011 for a reported $100m. Prior to founding NewBay, Paddy was executive VP of Marketing and Product Management at Baltimore Technologies where he was instrumental growing Baltimore to become a public company valued at over $14bn. He was previously Chairman of Web Reservations International (Hostelworld.com) which was sold in 2009 for over €200m. Previous to this, Paddy was co-founder and CEO of East Coast Software. He has a first-class honours degree in Computer Science from Trinity College Dublin and completed the Leadership4Growth programme at Stanford University. He is also a Director of Asavie Ltd and Chairman of Homestay.com.
Paul is an entrepreneur, investor and advisor to multiple technology Companies. His management experience ranges from advising small technology start-ups to being CEO of successful technology companies with an international bias. Paul McKeon is founder and former CEO of Propylon Limited. Paul is also a former director of Newbay Software Limited. Paul is currently Chairman of Propylon and a non-executive director with Newgame Technology T/A Swrve and the AMCS Group. Paul is the senior partner in Hogan & Associates Chartered Accountants and is a founder director of Mianach Venture Capital. Paul is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.
Caelen King (WhatClinic.com) and Maurice Roche (Delta Partners)
Delta Partners is a venture capital firm investing primarily in Ireland and the United Kingdom. It was established in 1994 and has €250 million under management. The firm has a strong focus on investing in early stage technology companies, and the team has made over 60 investments technology, medtech and healthcare businesses. Delta is among the most active early stage investors in Europe. The partners' backgrounds in operations, strategy and finance complement the drive and ambition of entrepreneurial management teams.
Enterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. Enterprise Ireland works in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales on global markets.
Mianach Venture Capital
Mianach is one of Ireland's leading early stage, technology focused venture capital companies. Mianach aims to provide superior returns to investors in its fund by investing in, and helping entrepreneurs to grow, world class companies. Mianach specializes in investing in seed, start-up and early stage Irish technology businesses on the leading edge of new developments. Mianach invests in teams that can take proprietary technology and with the capital and support provided, build companies that become leaders in major world markets.