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Meet the Team

PlotBox is an expanding, connected Team – meet everyone below!

Founders

Sean McAllister

Chief Executive Officer

Sean McAllister

Sean is the co founder of the business. He is a graduate in Construction Engineering and Management from The University of Ulster and a Member of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

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Sean has built a leading edge surveying business utilising the latest drone, software and camera technology. He has a very strong reputation in the industry for bringing speed, accuracy, ease of use and greater efficiency. This approach and technology is at the core of PlotBox’s way of working.

He is FAA and CAA accredited Commercial Drone and Private Pilot.

His passion is to wrap transformative and technological solutions into a simple user interface that can deliver full control to asset owners and as such he has a very singular focus on understanding, meeting customer needs and enabling consistently excellent results.

Together with his wife, Leona, he is a multi award winning innovator in the USA, UK and Ireland.

Leona McAllister

Chief Commercial Officer

Leona McAllister

Leona has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Studies from The University of Ulster and started her career in auditing and governance. Like Sean, Leona is passionate about technology and the benefits it can deliver to achieve great service.

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Leona is a strong strategic thinker who can understand the forces of change on a largely traditional industry but brings reassurance and safety through detailed and solid planning that mitigates risk and points firmly at the future. Her focus is on building a forensic understanding of customer needs. She guides her commercial team to very focussed solutions that reflect the needs of customers to offer simplicity and efficiency to owners, managers and employees.

Team PlotBox

Jude Lynch

Chairman & Non-Executive Director

Jude Lynch

Jude is a former Commercial Director at Diageo Ireland and Chief Operating Officer at Telefonica O2 Ireland. In these senior roles he has a brilliant understanding …

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of end to end business processes and also how this needs to be protected through the right quality of business continuity planning. He has managed large customer service teams in the drinks industry and mobile telecoms and has a track record of guiding innovation through these highly competitive market sectors.

He has many years experience of change management in major corporations and in particular the shift from traditional ways of working to new technology systems and processes.

He is now Chair of the Entrepreneurs Steering Group at Catalyst Inc, Northern Ireland. Jude is also a business mentor to a number of tech startup companies.

Jude’s depth of experience provides very solid governance to the business.

Stephen Hardy

Chief Technology Officer

Stephen Hardy

Stephen’s goal as the CTO of PlotBox is to build a scalable, secure and flexible platform that enables our customers to grow and adapt quickly to the …

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ever-changing technology landscape in our industry. He has a passion for software development and is dedicated to building an agile technology team capable of delivering the best solutions for our customers. Before joining PlotBox Stephen gained over 15 years experience working in London’s financial sector at global banks such as Lloyds Banking Group, Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland. During an intense period of Merger & Acquisitions led growth at the Lloyds Banking Group, Stephen developed expertise in complex system migrations and integrations. In his time with Lloyds he helped grow the Retail Bank Branch Application platform to support more than 30 million customers and 20,000 branch locations.

Stephen is committed to continuous self improvement and has earned professional certifications such as The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) Certified Architect, Certified SCRUM Master, multiple Oracle Java certifications and several certifications from the Securities and Investments Institute in London.

Mark Nolan

Commercial Finance Director

Mark Nolan

Mark spent his earlier career in practice as a Chartered Accountant. He holds an Honours BA in Accounting & Finance from Dublin City University and is an …

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Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. Mark is responsible for finance and accounting operations, legal services and human resource at PlotBox. He has over 15 years’ experience in wide range of finance roles with technology companies, retail and corporate banking. He has significant corporate finance experience including acquisitions, disposals and managing due diligence processes and has hands-on IT skills gained from specifying and implementing ERP systems. In addition he has practical experience of designing and managing business continuity plans.

Ryan Lynch

Product Manager

Ryan Lynch

Ryan graduated from Ulster University with a Politics degree and then continued further study in …

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order to graduate from a software testing academy. Having worked for the company in the early stages of growth, Ryan got to know the product, customers and industry in detail and is now a very highly respected expert in understanding the features and benefits that PlotBox can deliver to specific customer needs.

Ryan’s role involves working closely with our customers to help implement the product and exceed their expectations of what the product can do for them. He is a great listener and as such he spends time gathering valued customer inputs and feedback and works closely with the development team to ensure the best possible product is built for the customer.

Ryan puts the customer first in everything he does within the company and is always smiling while he deals with customer queries and problems.

Neil Sherrin

Head of Marketing

Neil Sherrin

Neil has over 10 years senior marketing and sales experience in both B2B and B2C sectors.

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Working at a strategic level in commercially oriented roles for both global and niche brands, Neil is a champion of ‘big M’ marketing and accountability.

Neil holds a BA (Hons) in Marketing with Business, plus a range of certifications from the Institute of Leadership and Management, the Innovation Engineering Institute, plus a number of Inbound and other Digital Marketing credits.

Aidan McGaughey

Senior VP of Sales

Aidan McGaughey

Aidan has been working in SaaS and sales for over 10 years with vast experience building global sales …

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teams. His management experience has been across three continents and has previously been a director in a SaaS business that successfully went public. He heads up business development globally at PlotBox and spends his time primarily in N.Ireland and Boston.

Valerie Quinn

Senior Project Manager

Valerie Quinn

Valerie joined our team in November 2017 as Senior Project Manager with a background of 25 years’ experience

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in IT Project Management, Business Analysis, Change Management, Hardware/Software Design and support

A hands-on proactive trouble-shooter, Valerie can rapidly identify business problems, formulate strategic plans, initiate change and implement new processes in challenging and diverse environments.

Former clients and employers have lauded her rare combination of superior interpersonal skills coupled with in-depth technical systems understanding, and recognised that these have positively affected customer relationships.

Valerie began her career in Software Development, specialising in ERP & Financial Systems as well as Internet based Public Sector web-trading & procurement solutions.

After 7 years as Programming Manager she moved into Project Management, gaining her Prince 2 Foundation & Practitioner qualifications as well as becoming a Microsoft Office Specialist in Excel, Word and Outlook.

A career change saw Valerie move into Hardware Implementations specifically Cloud Solutions, Managed Services & Professional Services, where she managed various multi-million £ programmes and projects successfully.

As well as a personal interest in Genealogy and Historical Research, Valerie brings her expertise at managing both large and small projects to the PlotBox offerings.

Stuart Henry

Senior Developer

Stuart Henry

Stuart has a PhD in Computer Science focussing on 3d Medical Imaging. His role at PlotBox is developing and …

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maintaining high quality software solutions used by PlotBox and its clients. His collaboration with the CTO and product team helps deliver improvements to the PlotBox platform in many areas including new modules, improved backend processes, and database design. As a keen promoter of the Agile methodology, Stuart believes these practices delivers improved team communication and constant cycles of improvement to the PlotBox platform.

Furthermore, he has a passion for continued professional development and the positive impact this can have on both individuals and the skill sets of the wider teams. Stuart’s involvement in higher education has led to him being involved in the delivery of gamification teaching practices to 1st year undergraduates learning computer programming as well as app camps to inspire the next generation of IT professionals. His research background has led to him authoring and co-authoring academic conference papers and presented findings at conferences. in short he’s got all the smarts and with brilliant interpersonal skills!

Kesevan Mannupillai

Senior Developer

Kesevan Mannupillai

Kesevan has a Bachelor of Science degree and is based in India. He is highly-skilled software …

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development professional bringing more than 10 years in software design, development and integration. Experienced in full project life-cycle from design to implementation to integration, Kesevan is expert in Web and Mobile applications development with latest technologies. He is particularly skilled at working closely with clients to establish problem specifications and system designs.

Before joining PlotBox Kesavan was a senior consultant with Tata Consultancy Services working in London’s financial sector. During his time with TCS he was an expert in delivering multi-channel applications and leading technology teams to adopt modern design and development approaches.

Maol Connolly

Developer

Maol Connolly

Maol has been with PlotBox for over two years starting as a Software Engineering Graduate from Queen’s …

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University in 2015. Maol was full -time with PlotBox for over 1 year, worked part-time during his final year at University and is now back with the team full time to progress his career with PlotBox as a Developer now that he has successfully achieved his Degree. Maol is a hard-working, smart graduate who fitted well into the PlotBox team from day one.

He is a valued member of the Development team and assists customers with the Implementation process, he is showing real expertise in Data Migration programming. He is an accomplished web developer, managing both the PlotBox & EverAfter public sites and has picked up a host of experience with multiple technologies along the way.

Paul Kelly

Junior Developer

Paul Kelly

Paul is currently on his placement year from studying a Computer Science Degree at Queen’s …

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University Belfast. Paul is a dedicated, consistent and valued member of the PlotBox team.

He is showing fantastic potential as a developer and has embraced any task asked of him. Paul has taken on a significant responsibility in software testing, reporting software bugs/glitches and he is often involved in customer onboarding.

Brendan McCann

Senior GIS Engineer

Brendan McCann

With a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering and over 10 years experience in engineering, …

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surveying and image processing, Brendan eats, sleeps and breaths GIS! He is a key team member when it comes to the mapping. He is methodical, detailed and extremely passionate about figuring out the best and most efficient mapping solution for our clients. Brendan is continually learning new techniques for our mapping processes and is an expert in Photogrammetry processing software and GIS software.

Brendan is a key communicator throughout US, UK and Irish projects in engaging with our clients over their paper maps, CAD maps or data migration of existing GPS coordinates. His expertise extends from fixing and re-configuring existing maps right through to the creation of new maps via every method whether that be drone or CAD.

Kevin McLaughlin

Senior Engineering Survey Manager

Kevin McLaughlin

Kevin is a founding employee and a fantastic asset for PlotBox. He has helped shape the product from …

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the early days, particularly the onsite mapping requirements and he is a process driven, organised Manager. Kevin has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Engineering & Management and has over 10 years experience in surveying, engineering and running the construction set-out large scale, multi-million pound construction projects. Kevin has lead teams in the US on complex cemetery mapping projects and has a work ethic that is representative of the PlotBox culture and values.

Ciaran McAllister

US & European Drone Pilot

Ciaran McAllister

Ciaran is a UAV/drone specialist with GIS and Surveying expertise, he has sound judgment and strict flight …

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discipline. He is very knowledgeable of GPS survey and precision collection methods, experience with CAD and image processing software. Ciaran is knowledgeable of FAA and European Airspace regulations and he has significant working knowledge of UAV flight planning techniques. He’s a drone geek!

Michael McKay

Student Engineer

Michael McKay

Michael is currently studying a 3 year Foundation Degree in Construction Engineering with Surveying…

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at Northern Regional College, and has joined PlotBox to gain valuable work experience. His main role is to work as a GIS Surveyor and give support to our senior engineers during the mapping process.

Michaels willingness to learn and interest in Engineering has helped him fit right in at PlotBox and after his his time at NRC he is hoping to carry on his studying at University.

Steven McDowell

Data Migration Lead

Steven McDowell

Steven is a disciplined and highly-driven business analyst with over 6 years’ professional experience of …

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database development and management. Throughout this time, he has been heavily involved in training, requirements gathering and development for multiple systems. With strong analytical and problem-solving skills, his experience as a software developer has given him an excellent insight into development requirements and has enhanced his abilities to translate user requirements into technical documents.

He has excellent written and verbal communication skills, and throughout his career has always been very involved in any client engagements. Steven has also spent time designing and developing a corporate KPI system, and through this has gained a strong knowledge and experience of both business intelligence and business change. His passion is to make the data migration process as accurate, simple and painless as possible for the customer.

Adam Millar

Data Migration

Adam Millar

Adam graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with a degree in Aerospace engineering.

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Before joining plotbox in late 2017, Adam worked for five years as a Stress Engineer in the aerospace industry and then went back to further education to complete his masters degree in software development.

Within Plotbox Adam is part of the Data Migration team, working alongside Sarah and Stephen to ensure the process is accurate and made as simple as possible for our customers.

Sarah Law

Data Migration

Sarah Law

Sarah graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with a degree in Computing and …

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and Information Technology. She joined Plotbox at the end of 2017.

Before joining Plotbox she worked as a Technical Client Consultant providing first line support for users in the healthcare industry. She also completed a placement year during her university degree which involved being a client facing first point of contact in the support process

Within Plotbox Sarah is part of the Data Migration Team where she is involved in the execution of customer data migration plans and her aim is to make the data migration process as efficient and as smooth as possible for the client.

Amy Chan

Intern

Amy Chan

Amy is a final year student studying IT – computing in Northern Regional College, and hopes to …

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carry on studying Software Engineering at university. She is undergoing an internship period in PlotBox. Amy has a very positive attitude and an eagerness to learn, this has helped her fit in well with the rest of the team. Her role mainly consists of testing products for bugs before they are released to the customers which ensures that the products are of high quality and customers are happy. Apart from testing Amy has taken a keen interest in the mapping department and regularly helps with customer support.

Adam Patterson

Enterprise Sales

Adam Patterson

Adam graduated from the University of Maine, studying Public Financial Management.

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Previously, Adam has worked in sales and software sales management.

With his background in municipal management and public finance, Adam understands the push for non-profits and government agencies to do “more” with less, and the impact that streamlined process and operational efficiency through deploying software to close performance gaps can have.

He has joined Plotbox to walk hand in hand with our cemetery partners in deploying technology to reduce risk related to compliance around data maintenance and enable these organizations to spend more time with families as counselors of support.

David Mehrwein

Enterprise Sales

David Mehrwein

David joined PlotBox in September 2017 and is based in Austin, TX. David comes from a …

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rich background of cemetery and funeral service having worked both as a funeral director and cemetery counselor in the San Francisco Bay Area.

His role with PlotBox is to ensure prospective customers fully understand PlotBox and how it can impact their day to day operations while learning and understanding how they currently operate. By learning about the cemetery’s needs, he is able to recommend the tools in PlotBox that might be most beneficial.

At the end of it all, he understands that PlotBox is a powerful tool for cemeteries to use, but sees the impact it will have the on the families these cemeteries are serving. The arrangement process will be more efficient and less time consuming; allowing families to spend less time at the cemetery and more time with their family and loved ones as they go through this difficult process.

Mike Doyle

Mid-Market Sales

Mike Doyle

Mike, graduated from Bryant University studying Finance. Previously he has …

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worked in sales operations and software sales. He understands the importance of data accessibility as well as the ability to manipulate that data in a way that helps his customers gain greater insight into their business. He has joined Plotbox to help his customers bring their businesses to the modern age and help them understand how much easier their daily business activities can be within Plotbox.

Lauren Bradley

Sales Executive

Lauren Bradley

Lauren is a graduate of Ulster Business School with a degree in Leisure & Events Management.

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Lauren originally joined PlotBox under the marketing team which she still contributes to as she enjoys all things marketing and as such she has 4 years experience of writing and managing her own blog! She has a wide range of experience in Sales over the years and is eager to further develop her skills in this sector which is exactly why she chose to move over to our sales team.

Laura O’Neill

Marketing Executive

Laura O’Neill

Laura joined the PlotBox team last year after graduating from Ulster University with a First Class …

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Honours degree in Business Management and a diploma in professional practice. Having completed a placement year in a marketing position, Laura knew her heart lay with all things marketing where she could bring out her creative side.

Laura loves a challenge, which is exactly why she chose to work at PlotBox as a sales and marketing guru, building the brand of our cemetery and crematorium software. Her responsibilities include lead generation, planning campaigns, social media marketing, designing marketing collateral, updating our monthly newsletter exclusive to customers, organising monthly webinars and creating content in the form of blogs, eBooks, emails, infographics, videos and webinars. She’s the Content Queen!

Peter Gibney

Sales and Marketing

Peter Gibney

Peter joined the team as one of our summer interns, having recently graduated from Ulster University …

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with a degree in Marketing. Outside of University life Peter spent time working in part time events in management as well as Artists and Repertoire. He is passionate to develop upon his current marketing skills during his internship at PlotBox, and would love to pursue a career specialising in strategic planning and advertising.

Luke O’Keefe

Customer Success Executive

Luke O’Keefe

Luke is a graduate in Architecture and is currently based in our Palo Alto office in California. Luke is our …

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customer support and software implementation expert for PlotBox’s US customers. He works very closely with new customers in analysing current processes and mapping them to PlotBox. He also assesses training needs and develops relevant implementation plans.

Luke also supports existing customers by maintaining and updating our customer Help Centre with all customer feedback. He has a Bsc in Architecture and has previously founded his own local web based business and this has excited his interest in joining and becoming a very valuable member of the PlotBox team.

Anne McGuckin

Bookkeeper & Office Manager

Anne McGuckin

Anne joined our team at the beginning of the 2017, taking on the position as UK Office Manager …

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and BookKeeper. She is a fully qualified Accounting Technician and has over 10 years experience working in the construction and manufacturing industry. Anne brings that wealth of skill and focus on the detail to the day to day Plotbox office. She loves taking on new challenges and takes everything in her stride.

She runs a very tight ship and ensures that the office is organised at all times and keeping all our staff on their toes.