Guaranteed Irish - Our team 2019

OUR TEAM

Meet our team dedicated to championing business in Ireland

Brid O’Connell

CEO

Brid O’Connell, MMII, MMPRII, MSc (Hons), was appointed as CEO to Guaranteed Irish in July 2016. Brid has a long career in marketing, branding, communications and PR. She has welcomed the opportunity to add value to Guaranteed Irish members through her revitalising and repositioning of the organisation to reflect modern Ireland in a global economy.

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Jean Robins

Accounts Manager

Jean joined Guaranteed Irish in early 2009 as Accounts Manager and Credit Controller having gained vast amounts of experience in various companies such as Drought Ltd, Total Haircare Ltd, Pitney Bowes, Lely Ireland, and MSL.

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Amanda McArdle

CRM & Sales Administrator

Amanda graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Cultural Studies and moved to Seoul, South Korea, where she worked in education and publishing. In 2016, she moved into a business development role in New Zealand.

Since returning to Ireland, Amanda has joined Guaranteed Irish as CRM and Sales Administrator and begun an MA in Creative Writing.

 

Oran Peat

Membership Manager

Oran joined Guaranteed Irish as Membership Manager in September 2019.

With over 20 years experience in sales and management, having previously managed in retail consumer electronics, Cloud Computing, B2B and Enterprise Sales & has also co hosted RTE’s Shopping from Home Channel.

Oran holds a Diplomas in Management, Strategic Thinking, Leadership & Change, Project Management from IMI Sandyford.

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Christina Conlon

Senior Marketing Executive

Christina joined Guaranteed Irish as a Senior Marketing Executive in January 2019.

Christina’s background is in full service marketing & PR, having previously worked on marketing, PR & sponsorship campaigns for brands such as Insomnia, Bacardi, Swatch, Failte Ireland and PlayStation in agency. She enjoys copywriting & social media.

She holds a MSc in Marketing Practice from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School and a bachelor’s degree in Business Mgmt from NUI Maynooth.

 

Connor Ring

PR Executive

Connor joins Guaranteed Irish as PR Executive, responsible for developing and implementing communications strategy in order to maximise Guaranteed Irish business members’ reach nationally and locally.

Having completed an MA in Social Media Communications at DCU, Connor has experience working in the social media space with multi-national corporations as well as homegrown small-medium businesses.

 

Danielle Kilbane

Graphic Designer

Danielle joins the team as our lead Graphic Designer, designing all aspects of Guaranteed Irish collateral for print and web including social media posts, POS materials, invitations and advertisements.

Having recently graduated from Dublin City University with a BSc in Multimedia, Danielle has experience creating great content from conceptualisation to post-production, including photography, video production and motion graphics. Danielle also designs and executes the Guaranteed Irish calendar of events, allowing the team to engage with new and existing members throughout the year.

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Jennifer O’Connell

Head of Events & Business Development

Jennifer joined Guaranteed Irish as Head of Events and Business Development in October 2018.

From a communications, events and marketing background she was co-founder of the Lismore Opera Festival. Jennifer is also a guest lecturer in University Limerick in Festival Management on the MA of Festive Arts.