Managing Partner, London
Kevin has 30 years’ operating experience in the technology sector, including a total of 13 in Paris, London and Dublin as an executive in the software industry and five years in Silicon Valley. Kevin served as Vice President, Microsoft EMEA and helped grow the regional business from $500 million in 1991 to $9.5 billion in 2004.
At Microsoft, Kevin was a member of Microsoft EMEAs’ senior management team responsible for various roles in Finance, Operations, and Sales and Marketing including establishing the European Operations centre in Dublin which today employs over 1,900 staff. He developed a substantial network of European and U.S. channel partners, outsourcing partners and service providers to technology companies. He supported and was jointly responsible for the formation of many new subsidiaries, functions and lines of business. This included working with local management in establishing financial, operational and customer functions in more than 20 subsidiaries. He was also responsible for building the operational infrastructure for the successful launch of Xbox as a new product and line of business within Europe.
From 1985 through 1991, Kevin was an international tax advisor at Price Waterhouse (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) in Europe, the U.S. and South Africa. In that capacity, he helped structure international growth, acquisitions and income repatriation planning for many leading technology companies in Silicon Valley. Prior to 1985, Kevin practiced law in South Africa, including serving as a Legal Officer in the South African Navy.
He is a frequent industry speaker and was ICT Ireland Industry Person of the Year in 2001 and elected a fellow of the Irish Management Institute in 2000. He holds various degrees in Business, Finance, Taxation & Law and is an Attorney at Law, Certified Public Accountant and Certified Investment Manager. Kevin is on the Boards of Quixey, Metaio, Panda and Acision and was on the Board of Polarlake prior to sale to Bloomberg. Kevin is also on the Advisory Board of Nero.