Co-Founder / CEO / Board Member
In addition to being an accomplished musician and designer, Ciaran has over 20 years of diverse executive-level startup and operational experience within a variety of entrepreneurial, high-technology and market-making businesses, including holding positions as Founder, CEO, COO and Board Member.
In 1994, he founded one of the first digital marketing and web development firms on the internet. Its client base grew to over 400 clients over the next ten years, to include such notables as NTT/Verio, AT&T, Mail Boxes, Etc., Hughes Raytheon, Disney, and Kodak. During this time, Ciaran also raised a $6MM Series-A commitment for the first personal and corporate security and safety community websites on the internet and was instrumental in negotiations that resulted in many exclusives with vendors in the space (including an exclusive marketing agreement with one of the nation's largest insurance firms).
Ciaran has been involved with numerous startups in various capacities as founder and investor and in roles such as business development, sales & marketing, product development and fundraising. He has served as past President and Chair Emeritus of Tech Coast Venture Network, as well as holding positions on the Board of Directors of Web Wise Kids, as Advisor to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and on the Orange County Sheriff/Coroner's Technology Advisory Council (T.A.C)
Ciaran holds a degree in Information and Computer Science from the University of California at Irvine.