Board of Directors & Advisors

Board of Directors

Emmet Savage

Chief Investor & Co-Founder

Writer and lecturer on the subject of personal investing and financial wellbeing for 25 years with an audited investment track history of over 24% per year since 2003. BSc in Applied Physics with postgraduate qualifications in both Finance and Business Strategy. Wall St. 50 honoree 2015 and 2016. Interviewed or profiled in Forbes, Bloomberg, The Motley Fool, CNN and multiple other tier A publication.

John Tyrrell

CEO & Co-Founder

20 years experience developing mobile technology platforms. Oversaw the technology team for Vodafone Ireland including rollout of 3G/4G and national fibre networks. Proven track history of building out high performing teams. Wall St. 50 honoree 2015 and 2016.

Thomas Jones

Board Member

Business Development Manager with The Motley Fool. Thomas, more commonly known as TJ, worked full time for The Motley Fool for 14 years and held a number of roles ranging from Office Manager to Head of Business Development, and currently serves as a Fool consultant, helping to manage the private company portfolio. TJ has a BA in Economics from Princeton University and an MBA from Wharton Business School with Concentrations in Real Estate, Finance, and Management.

D.O. O'Connor

Board Member

Director of Business Development & Deputy Managing Director at Laya Healthcare. D.O. leads the business development of Laya Healthcare, the second largest health insurer in Ireland, with responsibility for sales, marketing and product development.

Norman Crowley

Board Member

Norman is a serial entrepreneur. He founded and sold 3 businesses with a total worth of $750 million before founding multiple successful ventures including Carbon Crowley, Cool Planet and electric car manufacturer, AVA.

Board of Advisors

Prof. Barry Smyth

Advisor & Shareholder

Prof. Barry Smyth holds the Digital Chair of Computer Science in University College Dublin and is a Director of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics. He is a Fellow of the European Coordinating Committee on Artificial Intelligence (ECCAI) since 2003. Barry's research interests fall within the field of Artificial Intelligence and include case-based reasoning, machine learning, recommender systems, user modeling and personalization. He has published over 400 peer-reviewed papers. Barry's research has attracted more than 13,000 citations. In 2006 he was a finalist in the Earnst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year and in 2012 he received the Irish Software Associations inaugural award for Outstanding Academic Achievement.

John Warrillow

Advisor

John Warrillow is the author of Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You. He has started and exited four companies. Most recently, he transformed Warrillow & Co. from a boutique consultancy into a recurring revenue model subscription business, which was acquired by The Corporate Executive Board. John and his book "Built to Sell" have been featured in CNN, MSNBC, Time magazine and ABC News. John has been recognized by B2B Marketing as one of the top 10 business-to-business marketers in the United States.