Management

Ralph Shaw

CEO

Ralph is an experienced leader with a proven track record of successfully building and expanding software companies internationally. As a results-driven leader, Ralph is very focused on delivering on revenue and profitability targets and  has always brought this discipline to his extensive experience in both ‘start-up’ and established operations in North America and Europe. Prior to co-founding Asavie, Ralph held senior executive positions with AEP, Baltimore Technologies and Mentec International Limited. Ralph has graduated from the Executive Program in Strategy and Organization from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Ralph is a big rugby fan and an avid supporter of the Leinster and Irish teams.

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Tom Maher

CTO & CO-FOUNDER

Tom is the technical visionary behind Asavie and oversees the development team responsible for delivering the Asavie PassBridge platform. Tom has a long engineering career, delivering data/telecommunication and security products on-time and in-budget for industry leaders such as Baltimore Technologies, AT&T Network Systems/Lucent, Eicon Technology and AEP Systems. Tom has computer science qualifications from Trinity College, Dublin City University and an MBA from the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, UCD, in 2000. When not sitting in front of his screen, Tom can be found spinning on his Specialized road bike around the hills of Dublin and Wicklow.

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Chris Meehan

CFO

Chris oversees all the financial management functions at Asavie. He has thirty years’ experience in the IT sector, all at senior Board level. His experience is with private, public, and venture capital-funded companies. He was a member of the team that brought Trintech Group plc through a successful IPO on NASDAQ and the Neuer Markt and a member of the team that completed the successful sale of The Now Factory to IBM. Chris holds qualifications from UCD, is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and has graduated from the Strategic Leadership 4 Chief Financial Officers Programme at Stanford University. Chris played competitive soccer for many years and still regularly plays 5-aside soccer.

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Dylan Fermoyle

VP Operator Sales

Dylan is responsible for building and growing Asavie’s sales via telecoms operators globally. He has built strong sales channels with operators including AT&T, Vodafone, Telenor and eir. Prior to joining Asavie, he held senior technical and business development roles with Vodafone. Before this he held technical support roles at Dell. Dylan holds technical certifications from Cisco and Nokia. He studied computer science at Portobello College, Dublin and management at Cranfield University  When not on a plane, Dylan enjoys trekking the wild and wet coastline of Ireland.

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Lars Jerkland

VP OEM

In his role Lars is responsible for the global OEM sales of Asavie’s IoT and mobility management products into all third party manufacturers and managed service providers. Prior to joining Asavie he held several senior sales roles with Google where he oversaw the sales and partner network development for Google’s Cloud Platform, Maps for Business and the Google Apps programs in EMEA. He also worked at Oracle where he was a Nordic regional Sales leader for their middleware stack. He has attended INSEAD and Umea University. By pure chance Lars has become a renovator of old homes and knows a thing or two about plumbing.

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Hugh Carroll

VP Marketing

Hugh has worldwide responsibility for Asavie’s marketing. He was part of the executive founding team at Vordel (acquired by Axway), an API Management leader where he ran global marketing and operations. Post-acquisition he ran marketing in APAC and Latam and Global Partners for Axway. He previously worked as a Product Manager with eir and as a Development Advisor with Enterprise Ireland to tech startups. He is a graduate of Dublin City University and University of Cologne. He likes cold water swimming and surfing, mainly because there’s no other choice when you live in Ireland.

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Ronan Boylan

Head of Product Management

Ronan has overall responsibility for Product Management at Asavie and directs the evolution of the company’s enterprise mobility and IoT product suites. With 15 years’ experience prior to Asavie, he’s held senior Product and Project manager roles at companies such as Intuition and Altion. He started out as a software engineer in the gaming world with Vivendi. Ronan holds a B.Sc in Computer Science from the University of Limerick, Prince2 qualification along with Executive Leadership Program from the University of California, Berkeley.

Ronan is a keen scuba diver and enjoys nothing more than diving wrecks and with sharks.

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Barry Carroll

Head of Professional Services

Barry heads up Asavie’s professional services team and is responsible for managing the delivery of on-site and remote post-sales product implementations for customers globally. Before Asavie he held Lead Engineer and Technical Project Management roles with Openet and before that he had engineering and solution architect roles with both Jinny Software and Accuris. Barry holds an electronic engineering from Dublin City University. When he gets the time, Barry likes to compete in adventure races, the WestportSea2Summit being a particular favorite.

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Keith O’Byrne

Head of Solutions

In his role Keith consults with carriers in USA, Europe and Asia on next-generation IoT and mobility solutions. Keith has over 18 years of security and IT experience advising some of the world’s leading organizations on their Infosec posture and network design. Prior to Asavie, Keith worked with BeTrusted, Baltimore Technologies and Scottish Provident. Keith was CISSP accredited in 2001 and has earned a host of IT/Networking vendor certifications from the usual suspects. In his spare time Keith’s a bit of a pistonhead, and is at his happiest tinkering with the oldest and newest of engines.

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Niall Saul

VP Organizational Capability & People

Niall has over 30 years’ experience at Senior Executive/Director level leading projects and initiatives in the areas of HRM, Organization Development, Industrial Relations, Restructuring and Change Management in the Banking / Financial Services, European Automotive, Construction, luxury branded goods, Retail and Electronics industries.

He holds an MSc in Consulting and Coaching for Change from HEC in Paris (joint HEC/INSEAD Programme).He is a member of the Advisory Board of Netwatch and is part of the Executive/Leadership coaching team engaged  in Leadership for Growth Programmes in conjunction with the Business Schools at Duke and Stanford Universities. He is a member of the board of the housing charity, Dublin Simon Community. Niall gave up 7-a side soccer career for the greener pastures of the golf course.

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Colin Fennelly

Head of Operations

Colin has over 30 years of Industry experience in a variety of IT Industries. The most recent were spent in companies specializing in software and platform delivery to the Telco Industry. This included leading Operational management positions with Computervision (Australia), Logica and Newbay Software pre- and post-acquisition by RIM. Educated at DIT Ireland, Colin has extensive experience in the management of multi-skilled teams and supplier networks offering a world class, globally delivered Cloud Infrastructure. A former GAA player, Colin now guides the next generation through their paces.

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Dr. Mark Mullane

Engineering Manager – Product Development

Mark leads the engineering teams building products on top of Asavie’s core PassBridge platform. His career in software engineering actually began during his doctoral studies in Physics. Thereafter he held Senior Engineer and Software Architect roles at AEP Systems before joining Asavie as a founding employee, where he was part of the core team that built the Asavie PassBridge platform. Mark holds degrees in Mathematics and Physics, and a Ph.D in Physics from University College Cork. He spends his free time trying to improve his guitar and piano skills, as well as playing 5-a-side soccer and squash whenever he can.

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