2018 marketed a significant year for PepTalk with their appointment into the HPSU of Enterprise Ireland, combined with breaking into several new markets, alongside the on-boarding of dozens of high profile clients. PepTalks CEO James Brogan comments ‘the platform has been growing, the product deepening and our learnings in the market are growing exponentially'.
We are delighted to announce three key appointments, which will further strengthen our Team and Product, as we push into new markets and territories :
Meet Karl Tapley, PepTalks NEW Head of Technology
Karl is a seasoned Solutions Architect and Application Development Manager with over 17 years’ experience across a variety of industries. Most recently Karl was a member of the Pallas Foods IT leadership team managing an ecosystem of ERP, iPaaS, and ecommerce platforms. Prior to this, Karl has held Senior Engineer roles in Smartbox and Sysco Software, leading and participating in cross functional and specialist teams.
Karl holds an MSc in Computing, Business Intelligence & Data Mining, Postgraduate Diploma in Internet Systems Development, as well as a Bachelor of Business Studies (Finance). In his downtime, Karl is an adventure race enthusiast and sometime mountain climber.
"Really great to be joining the team at PepTalk. From the get go their enthusiasm and passion for the product has shone through. It is an exciting prospect to be using technology and data as an enabler for delivering the PepTalk vision on a global scale." – Karl
Meet Cathal Sheridan, PepTalks NEW Head of Program Design
Cathal joins PepTalk in the capacity as Head of Program Design. Alongside this role, Cathal will retain his current role as Mental Skills Coach at Munster Rugby. What is particularly exciting for Peptalk is that Cathal has been successfully working as a PepPartner for the past 18 months and during this time he gained tremendous insight into the needs of PepTalks Clients and our custom built platform, so he will hit the ground running!
Cathal was previously a professional Rugby player with the IRFU at Munster where he competed at the highest level of European Rugby over a 6 year period. He was one of the first professional players to be an ambassador for the ‘Tackle your feelings’ Campaign promoting mental health.
Cathal, has extensive qualifications in the area of performance psychology and behavioural change, including a BA in Psychology from UL, Master of Science in Sports & Exercise Performance Psychology from UL, Certificates in Counselling & Psychotherapeutic Skills & Practice, alongside the Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness.
“I cannot wait to get cracking with PepTalk. Aside from being a dream to work for on a professional level, the mission and the ethos of the company is the most exciting part for me. I know of very few companies with this unique combination of expertise, passion & drive, combined with such honourable principles. And even fewer such companies that would be willing to employ me. Looking forward to getting to work” - Cathal
Meet Daniel Blei, PepTalks NEW Systems Support Engineer
Daniel is an experienced sound engineer having spent 6 years in Brazil working on various projects in cinema and television. Despite his love for the work he decided to return to university for further study. This decision led to him moving to Ireland and studying English for 2 years. He was then able to undertake a Higher Diploma in Data Analytics from the National College of Ireland, from which he recently graduated with a first class honours.
As well as being passionate about music and technology, Daniel loves to travel and experience new cultures.
"PepTalk's internship caught my attention immediately, it is a creative, young, fresh company with an important mission, to promote the well being of employees. I am really excited about this opportunity to develop my skills, work with the people behind this awesome business and immerse myself into the PepTalk culture" - Daniel
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