Established in October 2007 and headquartered in Silicon Valley, the ITLG is a non-profit organization comprised of senior executives from some of the world's leading corporations, each of whom is committed to promoting the technology connection between Ireland and the Silicon Valley. 

ITLG Core Management Team

Craig Barrett   Former  Chairman & CEO, Intel Corporation

Craig R. Barrett was Chairman of the Board of Intel Corporation from May, 2005 to May, 2009. He became Intel's fourth President in May of 1997 and Chief Executive Officer in 1998. He was elected to Intel's Board of Directors in 1992 and served as Chief Operating Officer from 1993 to 1997. Barrett began his tenure at Intel as a Technology Development manager in 1974. Prior to joining Intel, he was an Associate Professor at Stanford University.

John Hartnet   Founder &  President, ITLG and Founder and CEO of SVG Partners   

John Hartnett is a senior technology executive & investor based in Silicon Valley, California and a native of Limerick, Ireland.  He is founder & CEO of SVG Partners LLC, a Silicon Valley Investment & Advisory firm and THRIVE, a global AgTech focused startup accelerator. He founded ITLG in 2007 with the mission to foster the links between Ireland and Silicon Valley in the areas of Innovation, Investment, Education & Entrepreneurship.

Helen    Hartnett   VP Finance, SVG Partners

Helen Hartnett is a technology and operations executive with over 16 years international experience in the Technology Industry in business planning, supply chain, new product , program management and global operations.

Currently she is vice president of Operations and Finance at SVG Partners, an investment and advisory firm based in Silicon Valley.

John Gilmore    Lyveminds    

John Gilmore has over 20 years of executive management and operations experience with high tech consumer electronics and manufacturing companies. At Nest, Johnny is responsible for the company's worldwide manufacturing, distribution, installation and service operations.  Prior to joining Nest, Johnny was GM at Sling Media, the digital media company that develops and markets the Slingbox and SlingPlayer technologies.   

Rory McInerney   Intel Corporation

Rory M. McInerney is vice president, Digital Enterprise Group and Director of the Enterprise Microprocessor Group. McInerney leads multiple engineering teams responsible for the design and development of Xeon®, Itanium® and HPC microprocessors targeting the server computing market segment.

Prior to his current role, McInerney led the design team for the Intel® Xeon Multi-Processor family.

James Carroll   GoDaddy

As head of International Business and Development, James Carroll is currently launching an aggressive international effort for GoDaddy, expanding the company's international focus from four countries to 60.

Before coming to GoDaddy in 2013, James was a Senior Vice President at Yahoo!, where he directed the company's global R&D centers in China, India and the Middle East. He also oversaw Yahoo’s content, social and membership platforms as well as the international delivery of all Yahoo! products and services worldwide.


Barry O'Sullivan   CEO, Altocloud and RTE Dragon's Den Investor
Cian Hughes   Head of Operations, ITLG & SVG Partners
Una Fox    The Walt Disney Company

Barry O’Sullivan is Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco’s Collaboration Technology Group, which develops collaboration solutions for business. He leads a global team responsible for identifying key market transitions in collaboration and managing future growth, expansion, and continued innovation.

His group’s portfolio includes collaboration software, devices, infrastructure and services that enable video collaboration, unified communications, customer contact centers, conferencing, mobility, and desktop virtualization.

Cian Hughes currently operates as a full-time executive consultant where he specializes in Business Management, Operations & Strategic Management and new business startups in the High-Tech sector.

Cian Hughes has held key positions in General Management, Operations Management and Localization Management with some of the worlds leading organizations over the past 19 years including Lotus/IBM, ITP (now SDL), Intel, MetaCreations (now Viewpoint), Pivotal, Curious Labs (now e-frontier).

Una Fox is a VP in the Walt Disney Company Corporate Technology group. Una joined Disney in 2008 and has a specific focus on online marketing technologies, Brand Management and Customer Business Intelligence. 

Prior to joining Disney, Ms Fox was a Director of Partner Services at Yahoo, Inc. In that position, her responsibilities included revenue management for many of Yahoo’s strategic publishing and PC OEM partners.  

Chris Buddin    Goldman Sachs

Chris Buddin is a Vice President in the global Clean Technology and Renewables group. He joined Goldman Sachs in 2011 in the San Francisco office. Prior to joining the firm, Chris worked at Credit Suisse in the Technology Group from 2000 to 2011. 

Over the past 12 years, Chris has advised companies on over $50 billion through IPOs, Follow-ons, Private Placements, Debt and M&A. He has advised companies such as Bloom Energy, Codexis, KiOR, Silver Spring Networks and Solazyme in the clean tech sector and Cisco Systems, Commvault Systems, Fusion-io, NXP and Sun Microsystems in technology.

Richard Moran, Ph.D.   Accretive Solutions

Richard A. Moran serves as Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of Accretive Solutions. Mr. Moran is a San Francisco based venture capitalist, best selling author and evangelist for organizational effectiveness. He is best known for his series of business books beginning with Never Confuse a Memo with Reality and is credited with starting the genre of "Business Bullet Books". His latest book is Sins and CEOs.

Previously he served as an Executive-in-Residence at Venrock and was also the Chairman of Portal Software which was later sold to Oracle.

ITLG Advisory Board


Conor Allen
SVP & Head of Market Technology Rivada Networks

Liam Casey
Found and CEO, PCH International

Ed Colligan
Managing Director, Edventures

Niall O'Connor
CIO, Apple

Tim O'Connor
Former Secretary General to President of Ireland

Sean O'Donoghue
Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Trõv

John Ryan
Managing Partner, SVG Parters

Cian Hughes
General Manger, Wave2Wave Networks

Margaret Burgraff
Vice President and General Manager og Intel Services Division at Intel


John Denniston
Former Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Rory Dooley
General Manager, UE/Ultimate Ears

Brian Fitzgerald
Former VP, Intuit

George Foster
Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Management at Standford University Graduate School of Business

John O'Farrell
General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz

Robert Simon
Managing Partner, IT Ventures Fund at BDC

James Carroll
EVP of Global Platform
Development af GoDaddy

Gary Hanley
SVP & Regional Director North and South America
Invest Northern Ireland

Chris Horn
Sophia, Gridstone & Cloudsmith, Inc. 

PJ Hough
Vice President, Developer Division at Microsoft Corporation

Peter Milner
EVP Corp Dev Optivia Biotechnology

John O'Grady
Managing Director - Eastman Kodak

H. Brian Thompson
Executive Chairman Global Telecom & Technology (GTT)

Mairtini Ni Dhomhnaill
SVP, National Business Outsourcing Solutions, Accretive Solutions

Rory Mullen
International Investment Executive, IDA

Martina Newell-McGloughlin
Director, International Biotechnology Program, UC Davis

Tom McEnery
61st Mayor of San Jose, CA

Bill KcKiernan
President at WSM Capital, LLC, Founder Cybersource Corp

Frank O'Mara
Circumference Group

Claire Hayes
Managing Director of Emerging Companies Services at PrivewaterhouseCoopersLLP

Claire Lee
Head of Early Stage Banking at Silicon Valley Bank