Brian McGuire


Board member since 2018

Brian graduated from Dublin Institute of Technology (HND Environmental Engineering) in 1976. A number of years as project manager with Kentz Engineering saw him working on both small and large scale global projects in the U.K. and Middle and Far East including Suntech city in Singapore and the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. He also project managed construction of a Financial Centre (MEP Project) for Swedish contractor NCC.

It was while working on such projects that Brian became aware of the substantial amount of paper used for documentation in the construction industry.  During this time he conceived an idea to take this mass documentation and store it digitally. With the advent of the internet, the concept progressed and Zutec was established in order to exploit the obvious opportunities then coming available. Working with a dedicated albeit small development crew, niche markets became available on various sites across the globe. 

In the early days, using Brian’s on-site experience and personal approach with clients, the company won many prestigious projects across the globe. This winning formula will continue in new markets under an expanded sales force in the coming years.

Shareholdings in the company : Brian holds, through company or personally, [2, 405, 629] shares in the company.

Conor O'Brien

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Board member since 2018

Conor O’Brien has been with Zutec since 2011. During that period he has restructured the company’s system of accounting and financials controls and prudently managed the company’s finances in the critical growth phases. Conor’s previous experiences includes serving 5 years as Director of Accounting support Services at the international accounting and auditing firm Mazars Ireland. Previous to Mazars, he served 3 years at Christian Brothers Ireland as Director of Education office for one of the largest Patrons in the Irish Education system, with responsibility for overseeing the management of seventy six schools, ensuring that the individual Boards of Management operated within their stated guidelines, operated best practice in governance and complied with national Education law. He has  over 30 years experience in professional practice and commercial environments.

Conor has a vast teaching and education background including Degree in Commerce  at National University of Ireland (Galway), Higher Diploma (Education) from Trinity College Dublin, Diploma in German Language from University College Dublin and has additional training in Taxation and general management.

Shareholdings in the company : Conor holds, through company or personally, [334, 779] shares in the company.

Brendan O'Riordan

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Board member since 2018

Brendan has been with Zutec since 2011 and has served as Business and Operations Manager Ireland & UK before being appointed the CEO in January 2016. The CEO role covers being very active in marketing, sales and expanding the company.

Brendan is educated at Blackrock College and Dublin Institute of Technology from where he graduated with a BTech in Building Services Engineering. As CEO for Zutec, Brendan’s relevant experiences covers years of work within Building and Construction having worked as Contracts Manager, Electrical Coordinator, Project Manager, Heading of Building Development and Facility Management between 2008 and 2011.

Shareholdings in the company : Brendan holds, through company or personally, [286, 954] shares in the company.

Hans Schedin

Board member since 2018

Hans Schedin has extensive experience in financial legislation, regulation and financial supervision and crisis management. He has been responsible for banking and insurance legislation in the Finance Ministry. He was also deeply involved in the Swedish banking crisis in the early 1990s. For ten years he has been Deputy Director General and General Counsel of the FSA.

During his time at MAQS Advokatbyrå, Hans worked mainly with companies in the financial sector. His assisted inter alia Carnegie Investment Bank in the sanctions case against the Financial Supervisory Authority, Swedish Export Credit Corporation and LF Bank with adaptation to the new Securities Market legislation, NeoNet and AktieTorget in criminal cases concerning alleged failure to notify miss the transactions contemplated to EBM and Burenstam & Partners AB with a request for authorization of securities firms.

Shareholdings in the company : None

Gerry Jones

Board member since 2018

Gerry Jones is an experienced technology entrepreneur, CEO, Company Director, Company Chairman and company adviser, with 35 years’ experience mostly in the Digital/Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector.  His experience spans startups, marketing and sales strategy and planning channel to market partnerships, strategy formulation and execution, funding and finance. He is managing partner of the EVP Early Stage Technology Fund. Prior to that he was CEO of International Test Technologies, the first IBM joint venture in Ireland which he set up. 

He holds an MBA & B. Comm from University College Dublin (UCD) and a diploma in Applied Finance from the Irish Management Institute (IMI), Dublin. He is a member of the Institute of Directors Ireland, the professional body for Company Directors and the France Ireland Chamber of Commerce. He was a former Chairperson of the Irish Software Association (now Technology Ireland), the main lobby group of the Irish Software Sector. He was a Board Member of Irish Council for Science Technology and Innovation which advises the Irish Government on medium & long term policy on Science, Technology and Innovation. This was an appointment by the Minister for Science and Technology.

Shareholdings in the company : None