Head of Business Development – Ireland and Northern Ireland
Jude Lynch has had a highly successful career that includes 11 years as a director in two of Ireland’s largest corporations and latterly as a startup and business development mentor for technology companies.
In his corporate career, Jude has delivered major change programmes whilst heading the commercial functions of both Diageo Ireland and Telefonica O2. At Diageo, he was responsible for project managing the commercial merger of Guinness and Grand Metropolitan in Ireland, as well as delivering a ground-breaking, brand-building development plan to fully integrate Diageo Business. At O2, Jude transformed the marketing and sales capability by re-segmenting the market and buying at the right capability level to meet the needs of a radically changing and highly competitive environment.
Jude also has considerable experience of managing innovation. He is currently an executive in residence at the Northern Ireland Science Park where, over the past couple of years, he has steered a number of hi-tech startups through the Springboard programme.
- Excellent track record in delivering transformational change in complex environments.
- Extensive experience of building the sales and business development talent pool.
- Effective startup and business development mentor providing support in delivering sustainable growth.