MEET THE QUICKMINUTES TEAM

Meet the Team

These are the people who make QuickMinutes.com a success.

Photo of QuickMinutes CEO Danny O'Donovan

Danny O'Donovan

Chief Executive Officer

As Governor of Cork Institute of Technology (2016 Sunday Times Institute of the Year) Danny learned his trade of Meeting Management through his membership of over 25 diverse and varied Committees.

Before taking up his role in Cork IT Danny worked as a Senior Technology Consultant for the largest maintenance company in California where he integrated a custom operational, financial and sales solution, which is to this day a corner stone to the resounding success of the company.

When this raw private sector technical experience met the world of diplomacy 'QuickMinutes - The Meeting Management Network' was born.

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  • Previous Experience/Education:
    • Honors degree in Business (Cork Institute of Technology)
    • Cork Institute of Technology Rubicon Graduate
    • University College Cork IGNITE Graduate
  • Fun Facts:
    • Former Governing Body member of Cork Institute of Technology with membership of over 25 Committees
    • Hails from Knocknaheey on ‘The Northside” of Cork City
Photo of QuickMinutes CTO Martin Bullman

Martin Bullman

Chief Technology Officer

Martin is the technical brainbox behind the QuickMinutes system. Everyday he ensures that the behind the scenes functionality is in tiptop condition and in perfect working order for you. Always up for a challenge, he actively defends his title of QuickMinutes sports champion in his spare time.

His role includes working on architectural, operational and infrastructural side of the QuickMinutes operation and providing the necessary knowledge to align technology-related decisions while communicating the company's technology strategy to partners, management, investors and employees.

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  • Previous Experience/Education:
    • Intel, Shannon, Product Application Engineer (PAE).
    • Insight Center for Data Analytics, Cork, Developing a wireless testbed for Ad-Hoc wireless communication.
    • 1st class Honors Degree in Computer Science, University College Cork.
  • Fun Facts:
    • The champion of the team, Holds all the titles in sports such as Table Tennis, Footy Tennis, Badminton etc.
    • Also a fitness freak and likes the occasional fishing trip!!!
Photo of QuickMinutes developer Nicholas Sotiriou

Nicholas Sotiriou

Lead Developer

A dedicated developer, Nick maintains the high quality and functionality of the QuickMinutes system. Applying his extensive experience, Nick works tirelessly to expand and update the system to engineer the best software for your needs.

He works tirelessly to always improve development methodologies and is a strong believer in continuous development both personally and professionally. Regularly performs analysis of the software and present to the team recommendations of new features and improvements where possible using the latest technologies to achieve this.

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  • Previous Experience/Education:
    • Extensive Industry Experience
    • Knowledge of Django (Python), PHP (Codeigniter), Android development, JAVA, mobile application development.
    • Achieved a 1:1 degree in computer science from University College Cork
  • Fun Facts:
    • Grandson of a English derby winning jockey
    • His family use to train the British Queens hunting dogs
Photo of QuickMinutes Chief Information Officer Barry Dorgan

Barry Dorgan

Chief Information Officer

Our CIO brings a wealth of experience to the role, with a focus on aligning the company's IT architecture with business strategy and objectives. Barry works with the executive team on developing risk management practices; implementing appropriate risk and controls across the organization.

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  • Previous Experience/Education:
    • Barry is a qualified IT auditor with several years experience working for one of Ireland's top professional service firms.
    • Barry has spent the past 4 1/2 years working in EY's Advisory practice in Dublin.
    • Advising clients across a range of industries in areas such as IT strategy, IT governance, IT/cyber security practices and risk management.
    • Barry achieved the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) qualification from ISACA, and is also a qualified Prince 2 Practitioner.
  • Fun Facts:
    • Sports mad
    • Avid Nottingham Forest FC supporter
Photo of QuickMinutes Graphic Designer Ciaran Coulstock

Ciaran Coulstock

UI / UX Designer

Responsible for the artistic development of the QuickMinutes system is our user interface designer Ciaran. Drawing on his talents and experience, he has fashioned both an aesthetically pleasing interface and seamless QuickMinutes system. An avid photographer, he has also managed to resist the charms of the ever popular Pokemon Go...so far.

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  • Previous Experience/Education:
    • Bachelors Degree in Visual Communications / Crawford / CIT
    • Graphic Designer / Photographer Intern at IMM Models
    • Art Department Intern at Wallpaper* Magazine
    • Freelance Designer working on a variety of jobs
  • Fun Facts:
    • Never downloaded Pokemon Go
    • Wondering should he download Pokemon Go
Photo of QuickMinutes Social Media & Public Relation Rebecca Barford Ryan

Rebecca Barford Ryan

Trainee Business Analyst

Enthusiastic Business Information Systems student Rebecca assists in identifying areas in which change will add value and also contributes to project strategies. An avid reader, she facilitates communications and maintains the online presence of QuickMinutes.

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  • Previous Experience/Education:
    • Current Business Information Systems student at UCC.
    • Provides IT assistance to UCC staff members as employee of UCC Staff IT Helpdesk
  • Fun Facts:
    • avid reader
    • Big Sister with Foroige mentoring program
Photo of QuickMinutes Business Development Nick Ajluni

Nick Ajluni

Regional Manager

Nick Ajluni is a very valuable asset to our growth strategy. With a very keen sense of the bigger picture, Nick focuses on approaching the various opportunities in the market with an emphasis on our valued customer. Nicks unique background in marketing and branding help us to effectively and aesthetically communicate who we are.

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  • Previous Experience/Education:
    • Founder - NixFix Chasers Powdered Beverage
    • Founder – NixFix Events and Promotions
    • B.A. Operations Management, Cal State Fullerton
  • Fun Facts:
    • Started first company at 17
    • Nutrition Enthusiast
Photo of QuickMinutes Marketing & Strategy Nick Guillen

Nick Guillen

Business Development

Nick Guillen is a utility player for QuickMinutes. His background in the Technology Sector brings light to various situations the team deals with it at various stages. These topics include: Software Design, Brand Strategy, Marketing, Sales and Public Relations.

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  • Previous Experience/Education:
    • Taskcot LLC
    • Bryn Neil International
    • Intelligent Direct Inc.
    • BA from Cal State University Fullerton
  • Fun Facts:
    • Scratch Golfer
    • Passionate about Social Media Marketing
Photo of QuickMinutes Senior Advisor / Board Member Joel Evanier

Joel Evanier

Business Adviser

Formally CEO, EVP of Business Development & Strategy at RedSeal Systems. Mt Evanier – A 30 year veteran of Sales, Business Development and Consulting for startups, as well as Sun and Cisco Systems. Early stage Strategic Business Consulting, including business plan & sales strategy development, revenue & channels strategy, messaging, and fund raising.

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  • Previous Experience/Education:
    • President – Big Data Partners (current)
    • CEO, EVP of Business Development Strategy – RedSeal Systems
    • Founder, EVP of Sales and Business Development - RouteScience