With offices in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leicester, Dublin and Cork and technology deployed at over 300 sites, GridBeyond formerly Endeco Technologies is now one of best-respected and most widely-deployed aggregators in the market. Meet the team behind the name.
Michael is a highly successful entrepreneur and business leader with 35 years of experience working in international business. He has a strong track record of significantly increasing wealth for companies such as Kleerex, Quaestus Management Consultants, Irish Export Board and Smurfit Finance.
Prior to joining GridBeyond formerly Endeco Technologies, Michael held the role of CEO of Kleerex where he focused on transforming the company from an Irish focused, single product, manufacturing led business to an international service-led company employing over 400 people. Under his leadership, revenues grew from €3m to €80m and it became the “Number One” supplier of bespoke fixtures displays and value added services in the UK market. During this time he was nominated for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the year in 2002. He holds a BComm and an MBS from University College Dublin. In addition to his role at GridBeyond formerly Endeco Technologies, Michael sits on the board of a number of scaling companies.
Michael has over 22 years management experience in sales, marketing and product development in electronic and software companies targeting the energy sector.
Prior to joining GridBeyond formerly Endeco Technologies, Michael held positions at Philips, Microsol, PCAS and Duolog in automation and electronics. He was responsible for developing European, Asian and American markets and OEMs such as Invensys, Mitsubishi, Toshiba, and Alstom. In addition, he has facilitated several successful exits. Michael is a graduate of University College Dublin where he obtained an MBA in Business Administration, Management and Operations.
Padraig is a University College Cork (UCC) and Tyndall National Institute Research Masters Graduate in wireless sensing and control technology with eight years’ experience developing smart grid energy optimisation solutions.
Padraig joined GridBeyond formerly Endeco Technologies after a research collaboration project with Tyndall National Institute. Since then, he has led the development of market leading aggregated demand response, frequency response and smart tariff optimisation platforms for the Irish and the UK Markets.
Richard is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and brings to GridBeyond formerly Endeco Technologies a wealth of experience garnered in financial director, control and asset management positions. Richard has developed extensive transactional experience in domestic and international markets over many years, spending his career working with partners and clients to protect, create and maximise the value to stakeholders he represents in a diverse range of projects.
Prior to joining GridBeyond formerly Endeco Technologies in 2014, Richard held several senior management positions and directorships at Select Capital, Venturise, Conlon & Co and Investor First Ltd. and therefore has significant experience in strategic planning, financial reporting, due diligence, definition and implementation of growth strategies, identifying and implementing corporate venturing opportunities, trade sales, M&A, and equity fund raising.
Wayne is a fellow of the Institute of Sales Management, and brings over 20 years’ experience in both strategic and operational roles within the UK energy markets.
Wayne has considerable leadership experience, having successfully managed teams throughout his career, specialising in technology, software and services within the UK and EU energy markets for the last 10 years.
Prior to Joining GridBeyond formerly Endeco Technologies in 2016, Wayne held several senior roles and directorships in Centrica, E.ON, PassivSystems and PowerPerfector.
Wayne has delivered and developed profitable and innovative relationships with numerous private and public sector organisations across food & drink, retail, leisure, manufacturing, logistics, energy services, renewables, healthcare, and local authorities.
Michael is a Business Graduate with 25 years’ experience in sales, developing businesses and driving market share.
In 2011 Michael joined GridBeyond formerly Endeco Technologies to start developing the Irish market, before moving to the UK market in 2012 to focus on selling Endeco’s Smart Grid solutions including Firm Frequency Response, Load Shifting management and Optimisation modules.
Bill is a graduate of University of Limerick with a Manufacturing Engineering Degree and also of UCD (University College Dublin) where he achieved a Masters in Industrial Engineering followed by a Master of Business Administration. He has extensive experience in both multi-national and SME companies in a wide range of manufacturing, plant management, procurement and operations.
He previously served as Group Operations Director to Kleerex. He was involved in their growth from a manufacturing company to a fully developed complete services company to the retail sector in both Ireland and the UK, working extensively with all the major UK retailers. Since joining GridBeyond formerly Endeco Technologies Bill has worked on the development of the Operations side of the business covering all aspects of the supply chain to point of completion with the National Grid in GB and Eirgrid in Ireland.
Vivien is a Business School of Management of Grenoble Masters Graduate in Marketing & Communications with fifteen years' experience translating technical capabilities into innovative marketing programmes that drive demand.
Vivien joined GridBeyond formerly Endeco Technologies in 2013 to kick start the UK market and create demand generation strategies that help hit revenue growth targets and build the company story around company solutions and expertise.