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Mark Brosnan – Director/CEO

Biography
Mark would consider himself to be 50% Software Technologist and 50% Economist which makes him a 100% Xanadu CEO. Mark has been involved in the online gaming sector since early 2003 where he has been at the forefront of cutting edge technology and at the sharp end of the online gaming sector. Mark has extensive knowledge of sports betting and trading technologies. With 9 years of in-depth betting exchange development experience he has an intimate, in-depth and rare understanding of what it takes to build, maintain and innovate with a highly transactional and highly available environment.

Mark views both process and software development from an economist and business driven angle. This approach coupled with his passion for innovation should help Xanadu become a leading player in software development and support for leading edge online platforms.

Previous Experience

  • CIO, Exchange Platform Development at Fitzcarraldo Gaming Consultants.
  • Chief Consultant at Fitzcarraldo Gaming Consultants
  • Lead Project Manager – Exchange Platform at Fitzcarraldo Gaming Consultants
  • Junior Developer/ Product Manager at Fitzcarraldo Gaming Consultants

Educational Background

  • MBS, Business Economics (2002 – 2003) which was obtained from University College Cork
  • BSC, Computer Science (1998 – 2002) which was obtained from University College Cork

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Cian Nugent – COO

Previous Experience

  • Senior Operations Manager at Global Betting Exchange.
  • Product Manager at Global Betting Exchange.
  • Operations Manager at Matchbook Betting Exchange.

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Iarfhlaith Kelly – CTO

Biography
Iarfhlaith has recently joined our team at Xanadu. He specialises in assembling world class teams, then organising and motivating them to do the best work of their careers. Iarfhlaith is responsible for Product Engineering, Infrastructure, Corporate IT, and Production Support departments. He is responsible for the design, deployment, security, management and support of our business critical production environments and products as well as the internal IT networks which our development, operational and auxiliary services use to run the business.

Previous Experience

  • Founder and CEO at Kitman Labs
  • CTO at Kee Events
  • CTO at CKSK
  • Managing Director at Webstrong
  • Applications Engineer at Pfizer

Educational Background

  • Post Graduate Diploma in New Business Development (2008 – 2009)
    from Dublin Institute of Technology
  • Management Skills for Business Owners (2007 – 2008)
    from the Institute of Leadership and Management
  • BSc in Information Technology Management (2004 – 2005)
    from Institute of Technology Carlow
  • National Dip. in Computer Systems Management (2003 – 2004)
    from Institute of Technology Carlow
  • National Cert. in Computer Networking and Optical Communications (2001 – 2003)
    from Institute of Technology Carlow

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David Mills – Head of Research

Biography
David’s role as Head of Research entails analysing customer platforms, investigating new techniques, technologies or solutions that could improve the platforms. It also means keeping abreast of all the latest technology trends and seeing if and how these could be applied to our customers’ environments and products and making sure that we keep up with the latest features and functionality and the recognised best practices that apply to our domain.

David is experienced as a software engineer with a broad range of technologies in the enterprise environment. He has worked on diverse projects from data intensive back-end and middleware systems through to user facing web and mobile applications. David has a history of software design and implementation, as well as interfacing with corporate clients.

David is a technology and sports enthusiast making the sports betting and trading environment here at Xanadu an ideal fit.

Previous Experience

      • Senior Software Engineer at M/A-COM Technology Solutions
      • Senior Software Engineer at Vicorp Group PLC
      • Software Engineer at IBM

Educational Background

      • BSC, Computer Science, University College Cork

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