New and notable appointments at Esri Ireland, Elkstone and The Dublin Mint Office

By Business & Finance
22 August 2019
Marie Hogan, Professional Services Executive Manager, Esri Ireland

Business & Finance highlights notable new appointments this week at Esri Ireland, Elkstone and The Dublin Mint Office

Marie Hogan, Professional Services Executive Manager

Esri Ireland

Esri Ireland has appointed Marie Hogan as its Professional Services Executive Manager. In this new role, Marie will be responsible for the financial and operational performance of the Professional Services team in the Republic of Ireland. This will include overseeing continued sales and revenue growth for the expanding team, as well as people management and the delivery of enhanced Geographic Information Systems (GIS) services in Ireland.

Marie Hogan, Professional Services Executive Manager, Esri Ireland

Marie Hogan, Professional Services Executive Manager, Esri Ireland

Having worked at Esri Ireland for 15 years, Marie has progressed through a number of GIS consultancy, project development and customer management roles, culminating in this senior appointment. Her technical background provides her with a deep appreciation for the work and challenges encountered by GIS Consultants, while her most recent role as Senior Customer Success Manager has added to her skills and experience in project, programme and resource management.

Marie has a MSc in Geographic Information Science as well as a BSc in Geology. She is an Esri certified trainer and holds the PRINCE2 project management certification. Marie also plays a key role in the company’s Great Place to Work team, which this year saw Esri Ireland ranked 2nd in the Best Small Workplaces in Ireland.



Conor Sweeney, Venture Partner


Conor Sweeney

Conor Sweeney

This senior appointment strengthens the Venture team at Elkstone with three Venture Partners now in place focused on investing in and supporting a portfolio of high growth internationally focussed early stage venture companies. Conor has over 20 years professional investment experience in corporate finance and investment management roles in the sector.

Welcoming Conor to his new role, Alan Merriman, Executive Chairman said:

“I am delighted that Conor has joined us, not only will he bring very strong venture fund management and investor relations experience, his addition will also naturally extend our already considerable experience in working with early stage companies to support their international growth and ongoing development.

“Our international venture portfolio includes amongst other notable stars, Irish successes such as Letsgetchecked; Flipdish; Kontainers; HealthBeacon; and Soapbox Labs.  We are privileged to be working with such great founders and attracting more talent such as Conor to join us on the Elkstone journey in helping support the Irish venture ecosystem.”

Conor Sweeney added: “There is a very interesting opportunity in the Irish market right now to fund an array of ambitious companies in the Seed and Series A space and Elkstone as a globally focussed Family Office has a unique position in this space.

“I’m excited to join the team here and look forward to us leveraging the position that we hold in the market. Elkstone offers our High Net Worth clients and their families, many of whom are entrepreneurs themselves, an opportunity to invest not only in dynamic Irish companies but also to reach very interesting international opportunities through its strong network in the UK, Europe and in the USA.”


​​​​​​Michael E. Kenny

​​​​​​Michael E. Kenny


​​​​​​Michael E. Kenny, Numismatic Consultant

The Dublin Mint Office

Ireland’s trusted supplier of commemorative coins and medals, The Dublin Mint Office, announced the appointment of Michael E. Kenny as external Numismatic Consultant to the company.

Michael is a lifelong collector of commemorative coins and medals. He currently serves as the Chairman of The Numismatic Society of Ireland, a community of individuals committed to the study of coins, tokens, banknotes, medals and other artefacts relating to numismatics.

He has served as Chairman of the society for over 20 years, and has been a member for over 30 years. He specialises in Irish and Scottish coins, tokens and banknotes and is a regular visitor to coin fairs, auctions and the British Association of Numismatic Societies (BANS) Congress in Britain and Ireland.

As the newest addition to the team at the Dublin Mint Office, Michael will work with other experts at the company and advise on a range of matters relating to the commemorative medals, coins and ingots which they make available to the general public in Ireland.