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.
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.
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.
SVP Global Sales
Stuart is responsible for global sales at Asavie, covering all operator, OEM and direct channels. He joins Asavie from Sigfox, where he was Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Partners at Sigfox and a member of the company’s executive management team. Whilst at Sigfox, he was responsible for global direct and indirect sales, partners and the development of the Sigfox IoT ecosystem. Previously, he was the International Business Director at Sigfox, responsible for the international development of Sigfox and their network operator partnership program. Stuart also had a prior role at Tata Communications where he was Vice President for Europe and Director of Global Enterprise Strategy and Marketing. He also held a senior executive position at Vanco. He holds an Executive MBA from HEC, Paris, France and a Bachelor of Engineering from Bath University, United Kingdom. Like all true Welshmen he is a lifelong follower of the national rugby team.
Patrick has over twenty years of delivering software products to both Enterprise and Consumer segments. At Asavie, Patrick leads the Engineering and Operations teams. Patrick joined Asavie from Synchronoss Technologies where he was VP Engineering for their Cloud Services product line and also General Manager of their EU Technologies Centres. Prior to this he was Director of Engineering at Newbay Software (acquired by Synchronoss) and also was CEO at WestGlobal and CIO for Vodafone Ireland.
Patrick holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from University College Dublin and a Masters in Business Studies from the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, UCD. Patrick is an avid sports enthusiast of all codes, so in his spare time you will usually find him coaching his sons’ rugby teams or cycling in the Dublin and Wicklow mountains.
michael (Mick) Higgins
SVP Product Management
Michael (Mick) Higgins is responsible for all Product Management at Asavie, bringing a world class mobile and IoT service portfolio and platform to markets across the globe. Before joining Asavie, Mick was VP of Mobility and IoT Product Management at Tata Communications where he oversaw Tata Communications’ global Mobility and IoT business and was a cofounder of Tata Communications MOVETM. He was also Managing Director of Alcatel-Lucent for Singapore and Brunei, and has also led Alcatel-Lucent’s Wireless Asia Pacific business.
Mick started his career with Bell Northern Research in the United Kingdom. During his 25+ years in telecommunications, Mick has worked extensively in R & D, product management, regional sales support and sales leadership roles across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Mick holds a degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Ulster in Ireland. In his spare time, Mick enjoys running, swimming, traveling, spending time with his family and is a connoisseur of curried chips.
Hugh oversees Asavie’s marketing activities, implementing targeted programs to drive pipeline and revenues within our global markets. Prior to Asavie he was a member of the executive founding team at Vordel (acquired by Axway:AXW), 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 in the ISP division of Eircom Group (EIR) and as a development advisor with Enterprise Ireland to ICT startups. Hugh has a Degree in International Marketing and Languages from Dublin City University and the University of Cologne. He enjoys surfing, triathlons and cold water swimming, mainly because there’s no other choice when you live in Ireland.
VP Ecosystem Partners
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.
Head of Global Sales Engineering
In his role Keith consults with carriers in USA, Europe and Asia on next-generation IoT and mobility solutions and oversees Asavie’s global team of sales engineers. 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.
Dr. Mark Mullane
Director of Engineering
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 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.
Director of Deployment Services
Barry 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.