Cormac Barry joined CarTrawler as Chief Executive Officer in April 2018. Prior to this, he held the position of CEO for 7 years at Sportsbet, the Australian division of Paddy Power Betfair. A veteran of the online gambling industry for 15-plus years, Cormac was part of the team that set up paddypower.com and made it one of the most successful online betting operations in the UK and Ireland.
Cormac is a people focused leader who believes that if you create the right working environment and a culture that enables people to grow and develop, success will follow.
Cormac is a non-executive director of his family’s retail bookshop business Dubray Books, which is a chain of eight bookshops in Ireland.
A graduate of Trinity College Dublin, Cormac holds a BA in Economics and Politics.
David Cotter has been CarTrawler’s Chief Financial Officer since January 2018. He joined the company in January 2017 and was previously responsible for Car, Ground Transportation and Insurance Supply along with strategic projects for the company.
Prior to joining CarTrawler, David worked for Paddy Power Betfair where he was Director of Corporate Development with responsibility for executing the global expansion strategy of the business along with all M&A activity. David has also worked at LivingBridge, a UK private equity fund, investing in SME’s across technology, consumer and business services sectors and spent a number of years investing in the hospitality sector in Latin America. David originally qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG, Dublin.
As Chief Financial Officer, David is responsible for finance, legal and corporate development. David is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and is a member of Chartered Accountants Ireland.
Aileen McCormack is CarTrawler’s Chief Commercial Officer. In this role, Aileen overseas growth and commercial success in all aspects of business development worldwide including sales, marketing, strategic business and partner management.
Aileen has been part of CarTrawler’s senior leadership team since 2012 having previously held key management roles within the Commercial Team including Head of Strategic Business Development and most recently, Director of Strategic Business. Prior to joining CarTrawler, Aileen was Deputy Head of Ancillary Revenue at Ryanair.
During her time at CarTrawler, Aileen has been instrumental in the significant growth and expansion of CarTrawler’s airline partnerships and developed significant expertise in ancillary revenue and income generation for travel businesses outside of their core revenue model.
She is a graduate of Dublin Institute of Technology and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in International Selling.
John O’Donnell joined CarTrawler as Chief Product & Technology Officer (CPTO) in November 2018 and has ownership of the product and platform strategy including defining key targets and embedding a portfolio management capability.
Prior to joining CarTrawler, John spent 8 years as Chief Technology Officer at Hostelworld.com where he participated in the successful Hostelworld IPO sales effort in 2015. John also previously worked as Head of Technology and was a member of the operational management team at Paddy Power Bookmakers for 10 fun years, driving the exponential growth period of the online business. Earlier in his career, John worked for Lehman Brothers in New York and spent some time implementing a new trading system on the NASDAQ Stock exchange.
John has a demonstrated ability to create and develop successful technology and business operations management teams. He has significant experience in contributing to overall company strategies including product delivery and operational implementation with particular success in the mobile solutions space. John is a graduate of NUI Galway with a BE in Electronics and an Honours Post-Graduate Diploma in Systems Analysis.
When not working, John enjoys time managing a youth rugby team and playing golf – with a stated ambition to play as many links golf courses as possible during his lifetime.
Peter O’Donovan joined CarTrawler as Chief Product Officer (CPO) in 2016 having spent 14 years at Paddy Power where he led the online business, driving significant growth and revenue generation. Peter is a proven commercial, technology and people leader in the dynamic and competitive digital sector.
As CarTrawler’s Chief Product Officer, Peter leads the B2C Brands business, IT function and the UX function which is responsible for driving and executing the product strategy.
Peter is now Chief Operations Officer (COO) and assumed this role in November 2018.
Peter is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin with a BA in Management Science and Information Systems and also holds an M.Sc.in Digital Multimedia.
Sheila Walsh is CarTrawler’s Chief People Officer. She has been part of CarTrawler’s senior leadership team since 2016 having previously held the role of Director of People.
As Chief People Officer, Sheila is responsible for the development and implementation of the People strategy ensuring alignment with business objectives to maximise organisational effectiveness. Sheila works closely with the Leadership Team in creating a culture that supports high performing teams and attracts and retains the best talent as under-pinned by our vision and values.
A hands-on and motivated HR professional, Sheila has a broad range of experience across many sectors including; software, telco, publishing, healthcare and not-for-profit. She strongly believes that the provision of meaning and purpose within the workplace results in engaged employees who live and breathe the behaviours that support sustained business success.
Sheila holds a MBS in Business Practice from University College Cork, is an accredited Life Coach & Lifeskills Consultant and is an associate member of CIPD. She is a Board Director of Self-Help Africa UK, a leading international development charity with an expertise in small-scale farming and growing family-farm businesses.
Michael Nolan is CarTrawler’s Chief Customer Officer. In this role, Michael leads the company’s focus on loyalty, satisfaction and retention across the customer experience. He has responsibility for maintaining a corporate culture whereby the customer is at the heart of the company, and he influences corporate strategy with regard to suppliers and regulators where customers are concerned.
Prior to joining CarTrawler, Michael was Chief Product Officer at eShopWorld, an Irish eCommerce company that was Ireland’s fastest growing company for the 3 years Michael was there. He was responsible for creating and developing the Product, Client Implementation, Business Intelligence and eCommerce Operations teams.
Michael also held the position of Head of Customer Operations at Paddy Power where he spent 6 years leading the award winning Customer Operations side of the business.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Law from UCD and Post Graduate Diplomas from the Michael Smurfit Business School and UCC.
Bobby Healy is an experienced inventor and technology entrepreneur specialising in booking engine software. He joined CarTrawler in 2005 having begun his career building computer games for Nintendo at 16 years of age.
Prior to joining CarTrawler, Bobby founded Eland Technologies which he later sold to airline technology giant SITA and remained as CTO until 2005. His booking solutions are now in use by 80% of the world’s top 20 airlines.
Bobby continues to be an avid computer programmer and is a frequent speaker on the international circuit on subjects related to technology in the airline industry, ancillary revenue and online distribution.