Management Team

Noel Halloran, CEO

Noel holds Honours Commerce and MBS degrees from University College Dublin and is a member of PDMA.
Noel took on the role of CEO in March 2010 having invested in TfI as part of an Angel syndicate in 2008. He brings to the role significant management and business development experience along with a career filled with product and service innovation projects.
Prior to this he was founder and CEO of Webzone, a leading web technology development business and Ireland's leading motoring website.
He spent almost 10 years as Head of Marketing at GE Capital Woodchester. In his roles as Head of Marketing and Product Innovation and as European Development Manager he gained significant experience in the Irish, Danish, Portuguese and Hungarian markets. Prior to Woodchester, Noel co-founded Halidon, a successful fund management company. He also spent periods as Marketing Manager with TSB Bank and as a Business Planner/ Product Manager with IBM Ireland.

Dr. Paul McEvoy, CTO

Paul holds a 1st Class honours BSc in Applied Physics from Dublin City University and a PhD in Optoelectronics from Trinity College Dublin (TCD). His field of study was the design and commercialisation of semiconductor laser devices.
As part of the research and innovation centre in TCD, he spent four years researching, designing and commercialising novel laser devices for use in data storage and telecommunication applications. He is the primary inventor on patents in DVD laser and communication laser design. He subsequently spent 6 years in technology development at The Technology Partnership in Cambridge, a consultancy based technology and product development company. As a consultant physicist he was responsible for initial feasibility studies and development of a variety of customer projects. Projects range from advanced printing technologies, to medical devices, to MEMS and scientific based product. He returned to Ireland in 2005 to set up TfI.
Paul is a member of the IOP and is a member of their professional standards committee. He is also a member of ASTP.

Brendan Farrell, TfI Marine

Brendan is a former lecturer in Industrial Design, Craft and Education at NCAD, Farrell went on to establish one of Ireland's premier product design companies. In the design industry he has added key value to many of the high profile technology companies both in Ireland and abroad. In addition Brendan has also implemented design, manufacturing and marketing strategies for many exporters.

As an entrepreneur Farrell has established, and continues to establish new technology companies with international potential. Over the years he has developed an extensive global network of contacts and specialists. Using his international experience, Farrell currently mentors a number of companies on product and strategic development, product marketing, investment strategy and corporate structure.

Through his involvement in various companies Farrell has helped to secure investment funding in excess of €10 million over the last 10 years. In addition he has successfully negotiated many international contracts and partnerships with companies such as AT&T, Casio, BT and Marconi.

Brendan holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design Engineering.