Executive team

EXECUTIVE TEAM

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CLARE COLHOUN

Chief Executive Officer

As 8over8’s Chief Executive Officer, Clare Colhoun is responsible for setting the company’s overall strategic direction. Clare has over 20 years of diverse business experience in capital project intensive markets and has driven profitable growth at 8over8 since December 2000. Before joining 8over8, Clare held executive positions in business development, strategic planning and Finance in global blue chip businesses.  Clare has created successful joint ventures and secured new business in many parts of the globe including Russia, Kazakhstan and North America. Clare holds an MBA from London Business School; is a Chartered Certified Accountant and has a BA in Finance from Dublin City University.
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DECLAN GRIBBIN

Chief Technology Officer

As Chief Technology Officer and a co-founder of 8over8, Declan has extensive experience in the architecture and development of large scale web-based enterprise solutions. Since 8over8’s formation he has worked closely with customers in the oil and gas market to ensure the architecture, development and delivery of the 8over8 product set has remained focused on meeting their key challenges. He continues to apply his technical leadership in setting the technical direction that drives product development and research at 8over8, while advising the management team on all aspects of technology-driven market changes and long term visions and strategies. Declan holds a B.A. Hons in Business Management and MSc in Computer Science.
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MARK NOLAN

Chief Finance Officer

Mark is responsible for finance and accounting operations, legal services and human resource at 8over8. He has over 15 years’ experience in a 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. Mark spent his earlier career in practice as a Chartered Accountant and holds a BA in Accounting & Finance from Dublin City University and is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.
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JACK LEAHEY

Vice President – Global Sales & Services

Jack  brings 30 years of experience in the Oil & Gas and Process and Power industries. Prior to his appointment at 8over8 he was responsible for global sales at ARES PRISM and global business development of Rolta’s Engineering, Oil & Gas and Utilities verticals. Before that Jack spent eleven years at Aspen Technology where he joined the company in the pre public stage helping it grow from an $18M to $350M business.  After Aspen, Jack worked to build up two start-up companies; one in the environmental area and the other in Product life Cycle Management.  Jack has worked at NASA , Morton Thiokol, Tektronics, and Hewlett Packard. He holds a BSc in chemistry with a minor in computer science (Berry College), and a MSc in physical chemistry (University of Alabama at Huntsville).

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JOLANTA PILECKA

Chief Marketing Officer

A seasoned software marketer with a passion for technology and commitment to deliver value to customers. Jolanta joined 8over8 in September 2015, having worked for technology corporates, mid-market software vendors and venture funded start-ups, where she was responsible for the growth strategies. Her focus is to build the global, differentiated 8over8 brand through customer advocacy and engagement programs. Jolanta holds an MSc degree in Digital Systems from the University of Westminster, London, and MSc in Control Engineering from the University of Warsaw.

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