New and notable appointments at Matheson, tech travel firm Boxever and The K Club

Appointments, Business | Thu 12 Sep | Author – Business & Finance
Matheson team
(l-r) Deirdre Crowley – Partner, Matheson; Gráinne Callanan – Partner and Cork Office Lead, Matheson; Michael Jackson, Managing Partner, Matheson

Business & Finance highlights notable new appointments this week at Matheson law firm, tech travel company Boxever and The K Club.

Deirdre Crowley, Partner


Data privacy and employment law specialist Deirdre Crowley has joined Matheson’s Cork office as partner.  As part of the appointment, Deirdre’s existing team has also joined Matheson. This brings the total number of Matheson Cork-based employees to 13.

Matheson was the first of the largest Irish law firms to establish an office in the Munster region, opening the Matheson Cork office one year ago.

There has been increasing demand for legal services from the firm’s multinational and domestic clients located in Munster, in particular across the ICT, life sciences, med-tech, financial services and cyber security industries.

Matheson has also confirmed that it will relocate from City Gate, Mahon to a larger city centre location in early 2020. The move is to facilitate ongoing and future growth of the firm in the region.

Michael Jackson, Managing Partner at Matheson stated; “We are delighted to welcome Deirdre and her colleagues to Matheson. Her experience and expertise in areas aligned to our own business and client needs are a significant addition to our service offering in Cork.

“Cork is set to become the fastest-growing city in the State over the next 20 years. With provision for growth included under the Government of Ireland 2040 plan combined with ongoing private sector investment, we see significant potential in the region.”

Gráinne Callanan, partner and Cork Office Lead, commented; ‘We are delighted to welcome Deirdre and her colleagues to the team and are excited by the expertise and experience they add to the Matheson offering. Looking to the future, we are enthusiastic about the move to our new offices and the opportunities this will bring.”

Jon Williams, Chief Revenue Officer


AI-driven personalisation platform Boxever has announced the appointment of Jon Williams as the company’s first Chief Revenue Officer (CRO).

The Dublin headquartered company, which has raised $19m to date, signed partnerships with Ryanair and AIB earlier this year. In July, the company was also singled out in Gartner’s 2019 Magic Quadrant, among the top 14 personalisation providers globally from a total 500.

In his new role, Williams is tasked with helping global brands deliver positive online consumer experiences, which translate into measurable outcomes and ROI.

William’s experience in the martech sector spans more than two decades, much of it at Aprimo. There, he held several positions, most recently running its non-US operations, helping brands such as Lloyd’s Bank, Qantas and ASOS achieve measurable growth through more engaged customer experiences.

Jon Williams

Jon Williams

Prior to Aprimo, Jon worked at Teradata, where he was responsible for their Marketing Applications division in the UK & Ireland.

“Boxever is leading the way in using data and AI to help the world’s biggest brands deliver game-changing customer experiences that result in measurable outcomes and growth. I am very excited to join Boxever and relish the opportunity to work with such a superb team who have developed the market leading personalisation solution,” he said.

Dave O’Flanagan, CEO of Boxever, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to welcome Jon to Boxever. He has a wealth of experience and we look forward to leveraging his insight. Our journey to date has been exceptional in terms of delivery metrics, growth and outcomes.

“Jon’s experience as a trusted advisor and subject matter expert will be invaluable in helping us build upon that growth. Our success reflects the increasing demand for more relevant, personalised online experience.”

Boxever was founded in 2011 and is backed by venture capital firms Polaris, Frontline, as well as Silicon Valley Bank.


John Costelloe, Director of Sales; Xavier Perche, Director of Food and Beverage; Emma Madigan, Sales Manager; Elaine Dunne, Assistant Director of Sales

The K Club

John Costelloe has been announced as the new Director of Sales at The K Club, Xavier Perche has been appointed Director of Food and Beverage, Emma Madigan is the new Sales Manager and Elaine Dunne has joined the team as Assistant Director of Sales.

“We are delighted to add such experienced and dynamic new staff to our team here at The K Club,” says Michael Davern, the resort’s CEO and General Manager.

“The addition of new talent and their range of experience will no doubt be of great benefit to the ongoing success of meetings & events business at the resort, and myself and the rest of the team are looking forward to working closely with each of our new colleagues.”

Director of Sales in The K Club, John Costelloe has a degree in International Marketing from the University of Ulster and joins the resort from previous positions in luxury branded hotels and resorts such as Enniskerry’s Powerscourt Hotel. He has a wealth of experience in the meetings and incentives industry also, having worked at Event Partners DMC and with Tourism Ireland in roles in Germany and in New York.

New Director of Food & Beverage at The K Club Xavier Perche joins the team from Lough Erne Resort and, prior to that, six years at Mount Juliet Estate.

Emma Madigan is the new Sales Manager at The K Club, coming to the resort from Radisson Blu St. Helen’s, Dublin where she was Assistant Director of Sales.

The K Club team

Sales Manager Emma Madigan, Director of Sales John Costelloe, Assistant Director of Sales Elaine Dunne and Director of Food and Beverage Xavier Perche