John is a Director of ACT. He has over 25 years of experience in operating roles in the software industry and technology venture investing.
Currently on the boards of S3, SilverCloud, Worldnet and Swrve and working closely with several teams across the Portfolio. John was responsible for ACT’s investments in Storyful (acquired by Newscorp NASDAQ: NWSA), Adeptra (acquired by Fico NYSE: FICO), Frontier Silicon (acquired by Toumaz plc LN: FST), Kymata (acquired by Alcatel NYSE: ALU), AGI plc (acquired by Vidara), Firecomms (acquired by ZJF), Embo Medical (acquired by C.R. Bard NYSE: BCR), S3 TV Technology (acquired by Accenture NYSE:ACN). Novate Medical (acquired by BTG plc LN: BTG), S3 Semiconductors (acquired by Adesto Technologies (NASDAQ: IOTS).
Prior to joining ACT, John worked with a portfolio of companies and sectors through the State indigenous development agency, Enterprise Ireland. He held a range of operating roles in Enterprise IT and Fintech with Misys, Kindle Banking Systems and KAO Info-Systems.
John graduated from University College Cork with a degree in Commerce and holds an ACCA Certified Diploma in Financial Management. He is an Advisory Board Member of Bio-innovate Ireland and former Advisory Board Member of Knowledge Transfer Ireland (2013-2016).