After graduating with an honours degree in Business Studies and IT from the University of Limerick, Ireland, Denise spent 5 years in Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant and specialised in several finance roles including Treasury Management, Financial Accounting and Management Accounting before crossing over into ERP systems and business analysis.
The exciting new horizons in information technology appealed to her entrepreneurial spirit and so she opted to start PlanNet21 Communications. In the 15 years since their inception, Denise has been pivotal to all aspects of the company’s strategic growth and development. They employ 75 staff who are largely based in Ireland.
PlanNet21 rapidly established itself as Ireland’s premier ICT solutions and integration partner and subsequently expanded operations into Europe and Asia. PlanNet21’s global client base includes many of the Fortune 100 companies. They are one of only 7 companies in Europe to hold the ‘Master Unified Communications’ specialisation from Cisco Systems, making it the most qualified converged network and unified communications partner in Ireland.
Denise now spends most of her days in Silicon Valley and the Bay area focusing on building bridges between US companies and their overseas operations by offering agile and intelligent technology solutions to businesses expanding into EMEA and emerging markets.