Triona Mullane of mAdme Technologies Emerges Trimphant
25th November 2019
Limerick’s Triona Mullane of mAdme Technologies has been named the EY Emerging Entrepreneur Of The Year™ at the annual awards ceremony, attended by prominent business leaders and the Minister of Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD.
Collectively the 24 finalists of this year’s programme employ more than 13,000 people and have revenues of €1.2bn.
A native of Co. Limerick, Triona Mullane is the Founder and CEO of mAdme Technologies which she started in 2013. The mAdme Customer Experience Platform is used by major Mobile Operators in India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, the Middle East, North America, the Caribbean and Latin America. It forms an integral part of their Digital Transformation and Customer Experience strategies. The company provides a new, highly innovative and patent-pending mobile capability for engaging with customers and is active on over 200 Million phones globally. mAdme, headquartered in Dublin, with offices in Mumbai and New York. Prior to founding mAdme, Triona was the CTO of NewBay Software (acquired by Blackberry in 2011) and she was also previously CTO for Logica North America (after the acquisition of Aldiscon by Logica).
Richard Kennedy, who leads the agri-technology company Devenish, was named Overall and EY International Entrepreneur Of The Year™. Pat McDonagh, founder of Supermac’s, one of Ireland’s leading restaurant chains; the Só Hotel Group; and six motor way and national route service stations, was named EY Industry Entrepreneur Of The Year™.
Commenting on Triona’s award win, Jenny Melia of Enterprise Ireland said: “Triona is a very worthy winner in what was a very competitive category this year. mAdme was an Enterprise Ireland backed High Potential Start up in 2013 and is now serving customers in the US, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. Triona has built a great management team and her courage, ambition, resilience and leadership are key to the company’s international success in a challenging and demanding sector. She is a fantastic role model for new entrepreneurs and emerging female leaders in our tech industry.”
Kevin McLoughlin, Partner Lead for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Ireland added: “It is fantastic to be celebrating the 22nd EY Entrepreneur Of The Year. This year’s programme had 24 phenomenal finalists. The diversity in terms of industries is a great sign of the health of the entrepreneurial environment on the island, which EY is so proud to play a role in supporting. It’s incredibly exciting to see the scale of impact a relatively small company like mAdme can have. Triona’s leadership has seen the company experience huge growth since it was founded in 2013. Their platform is becoming an integral engagement channel between the world’s largest mobile operators and their customers.”
The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Ireland programme is supported by Premium Corporate Sponsor: Julius Baer International; Government Agency Partners: Enterprise Ireland and Invest NI; and Media Supporters: Newstalk and The Irish Times. The Gala Awards ceremony is available on RTE Player.
WMB interviewed Triona earlier this year. You can read the article here>>