Des is a member of the Investment Committee.
Des was formerly the head of Enterprise Ireland’s (EI) Growth Capital Department. During this time he was responsible for the management of EI’s +€300million investment in Venture Capital and Seed Funds and was a director or member of the Limited Partner Advisory Boards of over 25 Venture Capital and Seed Funds.
Des’s experience comes from a number of previous management roles in Enterprise Ireland’s Business Scaling, International Services, High Potential Start-up and Food divisions with particular exposure to the Software, Web Services, Life Sciences, Food and Engineering sectors. Prior to Enterprise Ireland Des worked with IDA Ireland with a particular emphasis on SME development and prior to this in the multinational company sector in Ireland.
Des is a graduate of UCD (B.Comm) and Trinity College (MSc (Strategic Management)).