New and notable appointments at Bauer Radio Northern Ireland, Greenhouse, OpenSky, DublinTown, Irish Life Investment Managers and Matheson.

Appointments | Thu 30 Jan | Author – Business & Finance
Colm_O_Cuinneain Greenhouse General Manager EMEA
Pictured: Colm O’Cuinneain joins Greenhouse as General Manager of EMEA.

This week sees new appointments announced at Bauer Radio Northern Ireland, Greenhouse, OpenSky, DublinTown, Irish Life Investment Managers and Matheson.

David Tighe, Managing Director
Bauer Radio Northern Ireland 

David Tighe has been appointed Managing Director, Bauer Radio Northern Ireland. Mr Tighe will be responsible for the future development of the award-winning Cool FM, Downtown and Downtown Country portfolio.

Commenting on the appointment, Dee Ford, Group Managing Director, Bauer Radio said,

In David, we have found exactly the right person to drive this successful business to the next level. David has a fantastic breadth of commercial radio experience as both a Managing Director and Programmer coupled with the strong values and vision essential for this role.”

David Tighe

David Tighe.

Mr Tighe’s previous roles include Regional Managing Director, South East UK at Global Media and Entertainment where he managed eight commercial teams. He was also Chief Executive and Programme Director at Limerick Live 95FM, Ireland, where he drove record breaking audience shares and led his news team to win a New York Radio Award for News Coverage.

Prior to this, he was Programme Director for TFM Radio, was a former Chairman of the Independent Broadcasters of Ireland, and was a member of the Broadcasting Complaints Commission (BCC) that oversaw standards for all public and commercial radio and TV in the Republic of Ireland.

Mr Tighe will join Bauer Radio Northern Ireland in the summer.


Colm O’Cuinneain, General Manager of EMEA

Hiring software company Greenhouse has announced tech veteran Colm O’Cuinneain will lead its European expansion out of its new base in Dublin.

Mr O’Cuinneain joins Greenhouse as General Manager of EMEA, where he will focus on scaling the company in EMEA and Ireland, leading its first international office outside the U.S. He brings over two decades of experience in SaaS and Enterprise Software for the world’s leading technology companies, including LinkedIn, Oracle and HP.

Colm_O_Cuinneain Greenhouse General Manager EMEA

Colm O’Cuinneain.

Speaking about the appointment, Daniel Chait, CEO and co-founder of Greenhouse, said:

Colm, with his exceptional track record in scaling SaaS and enterprise software companies in EMEA, is ideally positioned to lead our team as we expand in the region out of our new Dublin base. Companies, now more than ever, are recognising how essential it is to hire the best talent for long-term success, and we’re thrilled to have Colm helm our first international office as we bring our platform to many more European organisations, fundamentally improving how they hire through technology and our domain expertise.”

Prior to joining Greenhouse, Colm was a Director of LinkedIn’s largest business line, Talent Solutions, where he led new business acquisition, as well as client growth and retention across DACH, Benelux and Nordic Markets. Before that, he spent over a decade leading growth strategies for Oracle.

Greenhouse is currently hiring across sales functions in Ireland, including Account Executives, Account Managers and Customer Success Managers, as it continues to expand rapidly across the EMEA region.

Darren Clarke, Head of Customer Success

OpenSky, the Irish Gov-Tech transformation specialist which provides automated solutions to public sector bodies, has announced the appointment of Darren Clarke as Head of Customer Success. Darren brings over 20 years of experience in business development and stakeholder management from the financial services industry to the position.

This new role was created by OpenSky to meet the growing demand among public sector organisations and large private enterprises for its specialist digital transformation services. As a member of OpenSky’s senior management team, Darren will be responsible for delivering business growth, enabled by key stakeholder engagement, and will spearhead account management and customer success strategies as OpenSky expands its services into new markets, including financial services.

Darren Clarke, Head of Customer Success, OpenSky

Darren Clarke.

Commenting on the appointment, Michael Cronin, Managing Director, OpenSky, said:

We are leveraging the power of cutting-edge technologies, such as RPA and AI, to improve the way governments engage with their citizens. As we continue to innovate and expand our services, we need to engage with customers and develop solutions that meet their needs. Darren has a long track record of client engagement and achieving successful business outcomes. His broad knowledge of IT consultancy and implementation will enable us to achieve the best outcomes for our customers and create more smart cities across Ireland.”

Prior to joining OpenSky, Darren was Head of Client Relations for DST Systems. During his time with the company, he focused on addressing specific business problems for clients in the financial services sector. Darren has also held management and business development positions in the Pension Protection Fund, UK, and Irish Life.

Cól Campbell, Chairperson

DublinTown, the collective voice of businesses in Dublin city centre, has appointed Managing Director of Bewley’s Grafton Street Cól Campbell as its new Chairperson. In his new role, Cól will represent DublinTown’s 2,500 members to promote the city centre as the ultimate destination of choice for shopping and socialising, while also improving the district through additional cleaning, graffiti removal, floral planting and other initiatives.

Commenting on his appointment Cól Campbell, Chairperson DublinTown, said:

As a long-time supporter of DublinTown, I am honoured to have been appointed Chairperson. Dublin is an amazing city and the work of DublinTown to promote it is something that Bewley’s is happy to be a part of. Having grown up in Dublin and worked in the city for so long I am glad to be in a position to help promote and give back to the city which have given so much to me, representing its businesses and people.”

Col Campbell Dublin Town

Col Campbell.

Richard Guiney, CEO DublinTown, added:

We could not be happier to have Cól as Chairperson of DublinTown. For the last few years he has been a key supporter, from joining as a Board Member to providing Bewley’s as the launch venue of the DublinTown Food and Drink Festival in 2019. We look forward to working alongside Cól in promoting the great city of Dublin.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our departing Chairperson Lorcan O’Connor, for his support and guidance of the board over the last three years. An exceptional Chairperson, Lorcan led the Board and DublinTown through a highly productive and successful term.”

Donal Keating, Head of Strategic Solutions
Irish Life Investment Managers 

Irish Life Investment Managers (Irish Life) has announced the appointment of Donal Keating as its new Head of Strategic Solutions.

Mr Keating brings over 20 years of actuarial and strategic advisory experience to the role. As Head of Strategic Solutions in the Client and Distribution Team, he will work closely with Irish Life clients to optimise their asset management strategies.

Irish Life Investment Managers. Staff Profile. Donal Keating. Iain White - Fennell Photography.

Donal Keating.

Commenting on the appointment, Colin Cunningham, Director – Global Institutional Distribution, Irish Life Investment Managers, said:

We are delighted to announce that Donal Keating has joined as Head of Strategic Solutions. Donal will be a key addition to the team, where his specific focus will be on developing clear journey plans for maturing pension schemes, taking our capabilities into new strategic corners for investors. At Irish Life we firmly believe in bringing the best strategic thinking and approaches to our clients leveraging the full depth and expertise of our business domestically and globally. We are always committed to delivering the highest-calibre investment solutions to our clients.”

Mr Keating has also held the position of Director in the Pensions Group in PwC where his clients included both Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution pension schemes with many of the largest employers in Ireland. Prior to that he worked in Willis Towers Watson as an actuarial consultant where he acted as a Scheme Actuary for many years, delivering the full range of statutory services to Trustee clients.

David Fitzgibbon, Partner – Corporate M&A Team

Irish law firm Matheson has announced that David Fitzgibbon has joined the firm’s Corporate M&A team as partner. David is one of Ireland’s most experienced M&A and Capital Markets lawyers, having advised on many of Ireland’s largest and most notable transactions. He specialises in corporate and securities laws and mergers and acquisitions, advising on public and private transactions as well as equity capital markets transactions and private equity. He has extensive experience advising international clients on doing business in Ireland including advising on acquisitions, compliance and governance rules, corporate migrations, cross-border mergers, joint ventures and reorganisations.

Michael Jackson, Managing Partner at Matheson, stated:

David’s addition to our team reflects the considerable scale and momentum of the firm’s Corporate practice and positions Matheson to further build on that momentum.  We have been consistently ranked among the leading firms in the Mergermarket M&A legal adviser league tables over the years, and the calibre and complexity of the work being undertaken by our Corporate practice has also beenrecognised by the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Report.”

Michael Jackson, Managing Partner at Matheson and David Fitzgibbon, Partner at Matheson

Michael Jackson, Managing Partner at Matheson, with David Fitzgibbon.

Speaking on his appointment, David Fitzgibbon said:

Matheson’s Corporate Department is one of the recognised leaders in the Irish legal market for complex domestic and international corporate transactions across all industry sectors. I am pleased to  join the Matheson team, and I have already experienced the dynamic, collegiate and inclusive environment which Matheson is known for. I look forward to working with all of my colleagues at Matheson, and contributing to the continued success of Matheson.”