I have travelled extensively on business for over 20 years during a successful corporate career.
A few years ago, on a cold, wet November evening in Manchester, England, I had just concluded one of the best deals of my life.
I wanted to celebrate but, as was often the case, I was travelling alone.
Entering a nice restaurant that night and asking for a “Table for one”, I felt that all too familiar lonely feeling in the pit of my stomach.
As I was being shown to my table for one, I counted 10 other people eating alone.
As luck would have it, the waiter (who may have felt sorry for me) seated me at a table next to a really interesting guy who had just exited his business successfully.
We had an inspiring conversation and he gave me the book which he had just finished.
The book was “Never Eat Alone”, by Keith Ferazzi
That night, that guy, that conversation, that book... literally changed my life!
Table4One changes those feelings of loneliness and isolation into life changing opportunities,
all over the world... in the real world.
Ciaran has over 25 years experience leading Operations Internationally for multinational, multi-million dollar companies.
He is a natural problem solver and leader, with a passion for listening and learning, along with a genuine interest in people.
He has led International Operations for multinationals across the Tech, Financial Services and Health & Wellness industries.
By building high performing teams, he has delivered significant change projects and added multiple millions to the bottom line everywhere he worked, including blue chips like Dell and Barclays.
He has served as an Executive Director on Boards of Financially Regulated Companies and has over 10 years’ experience at Director level on the Senior Management teams of multi-million $ companies.
The scope of his leadership knowledge is extensive, having had management and P&L responsibility for multiple teams including Customer Service, Supply Chain & Logistics, IT, Human Resources, Project Management, Legal, Risk, Compliance, Regulatory Affairs and Sales.
David is a travel industry authority, with over 30 years of global commercial and operational leadership for major travel & traveltech brands.
His Travel Industry experience is exceptionally broad.
David’s background includes Airline (BA), Hotel (Kerzner International), GDS (Worldspan), Travel Agents (B2B & B2C), consultancy and third-party technology providers.
He has an in-depth knowledge of the supply & demand sides of the travel industry and the technology links in between.
His experience is global with direct experience in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and the US.
David designed and implemented a strategic market planning and budgeting process for EMEAA at Worldspan.
He grew distributor revenue by 69%
in 2 years & launched Worldspan in India. He directed P&L management of over $100m with strong cost controls.
To crown it all, he was one of the co-founders of www.britishairways.com.
Marshall is a digital marketing guru and a branding pioneer.
He is highly creative.
He has over 20 years’ experience leading marketing for some of the world’s most recognised brands, including L’Oréal, Colgate-Palmolive and Armani.
He has successfully built and transformed strong brands as well as global consumer, DTC and B2B campaigns through disruptive ideas, quick adoption and adaptation of new technologies and media.
Marshall has an in-depth knowledge and understandings of consumer behaviour and communities.
He brings 20 years of leadership across brand strategy, brand experience and engagement, creative direction and content.
His experience is global having lived and worked in Europe, Latin America and Asia.
Senan is an ACCA Accountant, but with a difference.
He started out as a programmer and gained experience all across the technology and telecommunications sectors.
His tech career included software development, support and escalation management. During his telecommunications career he has changed systems, project management, product development, operations, transformation, revenue assurance, billing and general finance.
He is a data and process expert with a unique blend of technical expertise, financial proficiency and process engineering.
What makes Senan even more exceptional is his customer focus, having served customers from individual consumers, through small and medium enterprises through to multi-site corporate organisations.
He has led teams globally and has managed transformation projects building best practice worldwide.
Ronan is a technology expert with over 20 years' experience in the tech sector.
His specialty is in digital innovation and strategy, with a focus on the customer.
His background encompasses technical business development, programme management, cloud computing and tech consulting.
Ronan has held country management and EMEA leadership roles for major multinationals, including Dell and Citrix.