OUR TEAM

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JOSEPH THOMPSON

CEO | Co-Founder

Joseph combines a background in management consultancy with considerable expertise in strategic IT management in the banking and telecommunications sectors.

 

He holds a BSC in Software Systems and four MSCS, including an MBA from Manchester Business School.

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NIALL DENNEHY

COO | Co-Founder

Niall has a background in software design and development. He has led numerous award-winning apps and platforms, including an application for K-12 students in the US, used by over a million students.

 

Before founding his own companies, Niall worked in over 40 countries and oversaw the growth of 3 products for a leading Irish bank.

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BEN CESSA

CTO

Ben’s main areas of expertise include distributed systems architecture, software development, interface design, and user experience.

 

Before AID:Tech, he worked as Lead Technical Architect at the Fiscal Management and Municipalities division at the Inter-American Development Bank and as a Senior Technical consultant for the World Bank’s Domestic Resource Mobilization group.

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RIC SHREVES

Chief Strategy Officer

Ric Shreves is the Chief Strategy Officer. Prior to joining AID:Tech, he served as the Director of Emerging Technology at the international humanitarian aid agency, Mercy Corps. Ric is the author of three white papers on blockchain technology and served on the Technical Steering Committee of the Diem project. Before joining Mercy Corps, Ric worked as a consultant and author and has published more than a dozen books on open source technology. Ric is based in Portland, Oregon, where he moved in 2016 after living in Asia for twenty-one years.

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NIALL MCDERMOTT

Product Owner

Niall brings a background in product management, SaaS, and strategy to his perspectives on product management. He's been working in the product space for over 10 years.

 

Prior to working with AID:Tech, he helped launch successful products to the education sector and was responsible for a hospital healthcare product in the US, Australian, and the Middle East markets.

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DANIEL SABAL

Product Designer

Daniel is a full stack designer, a problem solver by nature and  a branding consultant. He has over  15 years of experience working on visual communication for several leading brands.

 

He is specialised in User Interface and Interaction, Brand Creation, Digital Illustration and Motion Graphics.

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SHANE MULLIGAN

Director of Solution Architecture

Shane is the Director of Solution Architecture at AID:Tech where he is responsible for supporting systems architecture design and delivery, ensuring we maximise business value for our customers.

 

Shane brings approximately 21 years of software development experience to his role at AID:Tech, including 8 years of enterprise and solution architecture experience across educational, fintech and aviation industries.

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CONOR COOKE

Operations Manager

Conor has a background in the Insurance Industry. With over a decade of experience in relation to commercial and general insurance and a Certified
Insurance Practitioner from the Irish Insurance Institute.


An experienced quality-driven Back Office and Micro Finance loans specialist.

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CIARAN CURRAN

Full Stack Developer

With a specialization in Data Science, Ciaran works across the stack to help deliver AID:Tech's key products.

 

His focus is on working to deliver solutions that effect meaningful change while applying cutting-edge tech to socially responsible use-cases.