Meet the Team

IEDR has a staff of nineteen including the CEO. In addition there are eight independent Non-Executive Directors making up the Board, supported by a Company Secretary.

David Curtin : CEO

David Curtin

CEO

David Curtin joined the Company in November 2002, and was appointed interim Chief Executive in October 2003 and Chief Executive in January 2004. David worked for eight years in Dublin and Paris with the Jefferson Smurfit Group plc. He was Chief Executive of Smurfit Software Services, project manager for the Smurfit Group’s Hyperion systems implementation, and internal auditor of Smurfit Ireland. Prior to this he worked for KPMG in Dublin and Philadelphia, USA. David is a graduate of UCD, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and holds a first class honours MBA from The Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business.

Oonagh McCutcheon : Customer Operations Manager

Oonagh McCutcheon

Customer Operations Manager

Oonagh joined the IE Domain Registry as Customer Operations Manager in 2015. She was previously the CEO of Elucidate, a digital marketing company with a blue-chip client base from a range of sectors including retail, medical, transport, tourism, associations and institutions, food, technology and recruitment.  Prior to Elucidate, Oonagh was Chief Operating Officer of Transware Ltd (now WeLocalize) a leading e-learning localisation company, providing translation, engineering and content development services to many of the world’s largest e-learning content companies. Oonagh is particularly passionate about customer success management and she will play a key role in implementing IEDR’s ongoing plans to enhance customer experience. Oonagh is a graduate of University College Dublin (BA 1982) and of Dublin City University (MA 1992).

Mick Begley : Technical Services Manager

Mick Begley

Technical Services Manager

Mick Begley joined the IE Domain Registry in late 2012 as Technical Services Manager. An experienced ITIL qualified service manager with project management, customer service, finance management skills, Mick is approaching 20 years in IT having worked with IBM, HP, Microsoft, First Derivatives plc and the Bank of Ireland. Since joining the IEDR Mick has introduced an ISO27001 ISMS framework and a new SDLC to streamline software releases. He studied Computer Programming in Carlow Institute of Technology and completed an honours degree in Computing, IT and Psychology at the Open University.

Melissa Nangle : Office Manager & Head of HR

Melissa Nangle

Office Manager & Head of HR

Melissa joined IE Domain Registry in 2015. Melissa was previously a Business Analyst & Team Supervisor with Arvato, part of the Bertelsmann multinational media group. In this role her clients included Google, AOL and leading public sector companies. Melissa is particularly passionate about Team Synergy & the ability of a group to outperform even its best individual member, creating a high performance team & a shared vision, a concept she applies in her role as Head of HR & Office Manager in her daily interactions with the team, clients and external contacts. Communication & diversity are also passions, reflected in her time spent working in a Children’s Holiday Centre in the French Alps.  Melissa is an Assoc member of CIPD (Grad NCI 2017). In 2015 she gained a Certificate in People Management from Dublin Institute of Technology (in association with Irish Business & Employers Confederation). She also holds a FETAC Level 6 qualification in International Teleservices, Business Management & French. Melissa is qualified as a TEFL trainer (2008).

Mario Kral : Test Lead

Mario Kral

Test Lead

Mario joined the Applications Support and Development team at IE Domain Registry in 2012 to improve processes related to quality assurance and became Test Lead. Mario is responsible for testing new features/bug fixes, running both manual and automated tests, deploying new changes to various test environments and providing customer support. He is a graduate of University of Economics in Bratislava (MA 2003).

Killian Byrne : Applications Support Specialist

Killian Byrne

Applications Support Specialist

Killian joined the Applications Support and Development team at IE Domain Registry in 2016. Prior to this, he was testing and providing support for Rockall Technologies, a Fintech Software company.  Killian is responsible for maintaining and updating automated tests, deploying new changes to various test environments and providing customer support. He is a graduate of Dublin Institute of Technology (BSc 2008).

Paul Duffy : System Administrator

Paul Duffy

System Administrator

Paul joined the IE Domain Registry as a System Administrator in 2012. Paul previously worked as a Senior System Administrator for Asset Control, a software vendor providing data management solutions to Financial Services Industry. Paul has more than 12 years’ experience working in IT operations, having worked across a number of different sectors including Telecoms, ISV’s (Independent Software Vendors), Computer Games, Internet Startups, Financial Services. Within the Network Operations team he has responsibility for ensuring the continuous operation of the company’s critical IT infrastructure. He is a graduate of National University of Ireland, Galway — Bsc. (Hons) Information Technology (2003).

Mick Geraghty : Systems Administrator

Mick Geraghty

Systems Administrator

Since 2013 Michael has worked with IEDR as one of their Senior System Engineers. He is responsible for managing infrastructure Projects for the IEDR. Before joining IEDR, Michael was the Technical Lead in the Technical Services department in First Derivatives, a leading FX software company based in Dublin. There he oversaw multiple datacenter installations, Audits and other IT projects. Over the past 20 years he has gained vast knowledge in the IT industry working for companies such as AOL, HP and Ryanair.

Priyadarshini Tiwari : Database Administrator (MySQL / Analytics)

Priyadarshini Tiwari

Database Administrator (MySQL / Analytics)

Priya joined IE Domain Registry as Database Administrator in 2017. Priya is responsible for supporting with maintaining the database infrastructure, data mining for Business Intelligence, KPI and Dashboard reporting & design and providing advice on best practices and Optimisation. In 2015, she was certified as an Oracle MySQL database Associate Level 2 and obtained a Java6 OCJP Professional certificate. She is passionate about transforming data into a meaningful information using various visualisations and big data technique. Additionally, Priya is a graduate of Integrated Institute of Learning and Management, India (B.Tech Computer Science, 2014) and National College of Ireland (M.Sc Data Analyst, 2017).

Alan Finneran : Business Development Executive

Alan Finneran

Business Development Executive

Alan joined IE Domain Registry as Business Development Executive in 2013. Alan was previously a marketing and business development executive at Enterprise Ireland in the international traded services division working on the ‘Education in Ireland’ brand largely to the BRIC economies. While working in Enterprise Ireland Alan returned as a mature student to study a part time honours degree in International Business at Dublin Business School. Previously Alan worked in Spain for 5 years where he set up his own property related company after working for many years in Dublin in this sector. Alan has a BSc in Quantity Surveying (Limerick Institute of Technology 1993) and a diploma in Construction Economics (Waterford Institute of Technology 1992).

Andrew Connolly : Business Development Executive

Andrew Connolly

Business Development Executive

Andrew joined IE Domain Registry as a Business Development Executive in 2013.  Andrew has over 10 years’ experience in the Marketing and Technology sectors, working with some of the world’s largest companies, including Accenture, OKI  and Dell.  Andrew holds overall responsibility for managing relationships with IEDR's Accredited Registrars. Andrew is a graduate of IADT (Diploma in Business Studies 2002).

Naomi Temple : Marketing Specialist

Naomi Temple

Marketing Specialist

Naomi joined IE Domain Registry in November 2017. She has over 10 years experience working in marketing and communications roles across various sectors, most recently with Irish Water. Prior to that Naomi spent six years  with the New South Wales Government in Australia, and four years with RTÉ Radio. Naomi looks after IEDR's marketing activity and is a graduate of University College Dublin (BA, 2000) and Fitzwilliam Institute (Diploma in Public Relations, 2001).

Cathal McGivern : Marketing Intern

Cathal McGivern

Marketing Intern

Cathal is taking part in a year-long marketing internship with IE Domain Registry in partnership with DCU's INTRA work placement programme. He is in his 3rd year of a Bachelor of Science in Marketing, Innovation & Technology. Cathal brings an abundance of digital skills and a fresh perspective to IEDR. He works closely on the newly revamped OPTIMISE fund, key events, and helps to maintain IEDR’s digital presence.

Paul Shortt : Registration Services Supervisor

Paul Shortt

Registration Services Supervisor

Paul joined IE Domain Registry in 2006, as a Registration Services Administrator. In 2013 he took over the role of Registration Services Supervisor, responsible for managing the Registration Services team. Along with the rest of his team, Paul ensures that the IEDR's policies and procedures are followed, and helps to develop the company's practices to accommodate the changing needs of the industry. Paul is a graduate of University College Dublin (BA in 2002, MA in 2003).

Sandra Santo : Registration Services Administrator

Sandra Santo

Registration Services Administrator

Sandra joined IE Domain Registry in 2013 having previously worked for the Portuguese national registry, which operates the .pt extension. There she spent 10 years gaining relevant industry experience. She is originally from the Cape Verde Islands, and works in our Registration Services department. She is responsible for processing tickets relating to new applications and modifications for .ie domain registrations, and providing high quality support to the Registrar channel, and Registrants.

Damian Byrne : Registration Services Administrator

Damian Byrne

Registration Services Administrator

Damian joined IE Domain Registry as Registration Services Administrator in May 2016. Previous to working with IEDR he was employed in the Financial Services sector working with permanent TSB in the mortgage operations department and Ulster Bank as Team Lead within the data quality and management unit of the bank. Prior to his time in banking Damian has 10 years experience developing and implementing new administration systems as a Document & Business Services Co-Ordinator with Oce Ireland Limited. He received his Diploma in Accountancy and Business Computing (IATI) in 2002 awarded by the Accounting Technicians Ireland.

Sarah Keegan : Policy Analyst and Policy Advisory Committee Secretariat

Sarah Keegan

Policy Analyst and Policy Advisory Committee Secretariat

Sarah Keegan joined IE Domain Registry in 2011 and currently holds the roles of Policy Analyst and Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) Secretariat. She is responsible for advising management on all policy related matters and domain industry developments, reporting directly to the CEO. In addition to this, she assists with the operations of the PAC; organising meetings, minute taking, and researching/creating relevant supporting materials, as required. She is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin (BA Mod Natural Science 2010), and is currently studying for an L.L.M in Internet Law & Policy.

Patrick Bates : Financial Controller

Patrick Bates

Financial Controller

Patrick joined IE Domain Registry as Financial Controller in 2015. Patrick was previously the Managing Director of Webtrade, a leading website design agency in Ireland and also a registrar with the IE Domain Registry.  Patrick has more than 15 years’ experience working in the online industry and brings the knowledge gained working with a registrar company to help enhance the customer experience. Patrick is a member of both Chartered Accountants Ireland and the Institute of Taxation. He is a graduate of University College Dublin (BA in Economics, 1996).

Brian Taite : Registrar Services Administrator

Brian Taite

Registrar Services Administrator

Brian joined IE Domain Registry in February 2007, having previously worked in accounts positions for companies including Dell and Group 4 Security.  He is responsible for accounts payable, systems monitoring, upgrade testing, accounts reporting & reconciliations and other general accounts responsibilities.  He is heavily involved in quality customer service, as the main finance support for registrars and direct customers. He is part qualified with ACCA and graduated from IADT in 2004 with a BBS.