Thursday, 10 July 2014

Ward Solutions Appoints Noel O’Grady as Sales Director

 Ward Solutions, Ireland's largest information security provider, today announced the appointment of Noel O’Grady as its sales director. In his new role, Noel will be responsible for driving business growth and market share in existing and new markets. Noel will also define and develop sales and marketing strategies, and will oversee their implementation across the business.

With more than twenty years working in senior sales and leadership roles, Noel has a proven track record of accelerating business growth in Irish and international markets. He has been directly involved in the transformation of a number of businesses, particularly in the areas of information security and cloud services. This expertise will help Noel as he looks to consolidate and grow Ward Solution’s market leading position for information security in Ireland.

Before joining Ward Solutions, Noel was UK and Ireland sales director of Egenera, the global cloud management software provider, for one and a half years. Prior to this, Noel was a founder and sales director of Fort Technologies for five years. He took Fort Technologies from concept and launch, to grow the business into a significant player in the international cloud software market. He completed the trade sale of Fort to Egenera in 2012. Noel also held previous sales management roles at Rits Information Security and Baker Security respectively.

Noel has a strong academic background in marketing and holds qualifications from Dublin Institute of Technology, College of Commerce Rathmines and Portobello College Dublin in the area.