For this meetup, we had 3 guests lined up for a panel that talked about their own experiences in leadership and also took questions from the audience.
Orla has worked for over 15 years for American Multinational SaaS companies. She has been part of 3 start ups in her career to date, one of which was acquired by the multi billion $ company; Citrix.
She founded the EMEA office in Dublin for New Relic back in 2013 and saw it IPO for $1B market cap in 2014. She is currently heading up the EMEA sales function for another start up company, called ThousandEyes. ThousandEyes is a network intelligence company that gives organisations visibility into the internet, the cloud and the networks they rely on. ThousandEyes is VC backed by sequoia, google ventures and salesforce ventures.
She volunteers for a charity called “ Dress for Success”, which help women get back into the workforce. Orla has helped 100’s of women regain their confidence so as to soar at work and in life. She is passionate about eradicating plastic and is a podcast aficionado. Orla was also the runner up in the Image magazine business woman of the year awards 2015.
Tyler Welsh is a Release Train Engineer for Mastercard’s Fraud Technology where he focuses on relentless improvement of Mastercard’s development processes.
Prior to this role, Tyler has worked as a program manager and product manager in Mastercard’s Digital and Prepaid teams. He recently relocated from New York City as part of his career aspirations to become a global technology leader. Dublin isn’t the first big move as Tyler has previously worked in South Africa, Zambia, India, Los Angeles and Argentina.
Outside of work Tyler is a Caribbean dancehall dancer, fish taco expert, beach camper and avid reader of geopolitics.
Rebecca Kilkelly is the Manager of the European SDR Team at CarGurus where she currently leads a team Sales Development Reps across three regions. Founded in 2006 by Langley Steinert (co-founder of TripAdvisor), CarGurus is now the largest online automotive marketplace in the US.
Rebecca started her career in Tech as a Sales Development Rep in Google. She then joined the SDR team at AdRoll Dublin, before moving into Account Management. Later came an opportunity to gain experience working abroad, growing AdRoll’s strategic account base in Australia while also developing an employee onboarding program for the growing AdRoll APAC team.
Rebecca returned to Dublin two years later as an Account Executive for Microsoft, before joining CarGurus in October of last year.
In her free time Rebecca loves to travel, hike and spend time with family in the wild west of Mayo.