Kainos is a digital services company, offering information technology products and services to clients in markets and industries across the world. It is now a global business with increasing scale, resilience, ambition and expertise. It has delivered around 33% compound growth in the past four years and is now recognised as a continuing disruptive force in its core markets of government, healthcare and commercial industries.
Brendan joined Kainos in 1989 as a graduate software engineer before moving into a number of technical and commercial roles in Dublin, London and USA. He was appointed CEO of Kainos in 2001. In addition to his role at Kainos, Brendan has been a Non-Executive Director at Meridio, Property News, the Probation Service for Northern Ireland and, until recently, was a serving Lay Magistrate.
In 2013 Brendan was the recipient of an honorary Doctor of Science (DSc) from the University of Ulster in recognition of his services to business development and later this year will receive an honorary Doctorate (DSc Econ) for services to business and commerce from Queens University Belfast.
In 2016 Brendan was the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year.