David is the founder and CEO of Action Point and is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of the company. David has more than 15 years’ experience in the IT industry and has a passion for good service. Under his leadership Action Point has achieved significant year on year growth, has expanded overseas, and has adopted a customer focused marketing strategy.
David is a Director of the Limerick Chamber of Commerce, where he chairs the Competitiveness Panel and passionately champions the commercial and cultural growth of the Mid-West region of Ireland.
After graduating from the University of Limerick in 2001 with a degree in Computer Systems, David began his professional career working alongside university friend John Savage at the same US software product company.
David’s goal is to build Action Point into the largest technology services business in Ireland, through continued international expansion by building an industry leading team of both technical and business people.
John is the co-founder and CTO at Action Point and has been working in the software industry for over 15 years. He has deep technical expertise on software architecture, development and management and is the driving force behind Action Point's team of talented developers.
John graduated from the University of Limerick in 2001 with a First Class Honours BSc in Computer Systems. He is one of only 3 people in the University's history to graduate with a perfect score of 4.0.
After graduation, he spent several years working in the US and climbed the ranks to Lead Software Engineer with a large US software product company.
A visionary strategist and technologist, John's core competencies focus on helping companies transform their processes and systems via a deep dive of their business goals and strategy. This approach allows him to guide his team to devise a software solution that 'goes beyond the code' to provide measurable business value.
Ger is the CFO at Action Point and has more than 20 years’ experience in the IT industry. Ger has been involved in a number of successful technology start-ups, including being the founder of the software business Engage Technologies Group which was subsequently sold to NorthgateArinso (a FTSE 250 company) as well as the co-founder of the networking systems integrator Bridgecom Group which was sold to Denis O’Brien’s Esat Telecom. He has completed funding rounds and also identified, successfully completed and integrated company acquisitions as well as company disposals during this period. In recent years Ger has focused on helping established technology companies to scale and grow both in Irish and International markets.
After graduating from University College Cork with a Commerce degree, Ger trained as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in Ireland and subsequently worked overseas for two and a half years with their international associates KPMG Peat Marwick in the West Indies.
Ger is focused on helping Action Point to build and execute a business strategy that will enable the company to not only strengthen its presence in international markets but also enable it to develop into the largest technology services business in Ireland.
Karl Dowling is Director of Sales at Action Point and is responsible for driving sales across Ireland and Europe. Karl manages all aspects of the sales process, including strategy, tactics, sales plans and revenue targets, and plays a key role in the development of Action Point's international expansion strategy.
With a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science Karl has over 10 years' experience working in the Technology industry. Karl joined Action Point in 2009 as a Senior Sales Executive and was quickly promoted to Sales Manager. In 2011 he was appointed Director of Sales.
Karl is committed to finding the most appropriate technology solutions for Action Point clients, guiding and advising his sales team on how best to address each client's needs and priorities. He possesses a unique ability to manage both the day to day operations as well as the strategic vision of the company, ensuring customer focused sales strategies are established, driven and executed.
Ivan O'Connor is International Sales Manager at Action Point responsible for delivering and managing international growth.
A graduate of the University of Limerick, Ivan holds an honours Bachelor of Business degree and has also studied with the Université de Grenoble and the Irish Management Institute.
As the founder in 1998 of ICE Tech, a speciality touchscreen systems integrator, right up to the time of its trade sale in 2010, Ivan was responsible for establishing this business as a market leading organisation with blue chip and public sector clients across Ireland, the UK, Europe and the Middle East.
Having lived, studied and worked in France, the US, Russia and the Middle East, Ivan brings enormous international market development experience to this role and has particular expertise in building new channels and partnerships. Ivan attributes the success in his career to date to integrity and consistently being 100% committed to earning and keeping the trust of his customers.
Tim heads up our Business Development initiatives in the US and has done so for over five years. Originally from Belfast, Ireland, Tim moved to California in 1982. Prior to working in the tech industry Tim spent 10 years working in the restaurant trade managing a local restaurant in California. He changed paths in 1994 to set up a technology company selling hardware systems and in the late nineties moved into software development.
In 2001 he founded DataMate Global and began development on one of the first corporate Instant Messaging platforms. During his time at the helm of DataMate John and David joined the team and a longstanding friendship began. Years later, after DataMate was acquired by RB Zack & Assocs, Tim came on board to represent Action Point in the US.