FOODS CONNECTED

Meet some of the Team

PETER

SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

Whilst honing his programming skills to take over the world, Peter is trying to finish doom on nightmare mode. Weather permitting, he can be seen running away from his problems (and squirrels), in the park. This living, breathing, movie trivia database is also immune to spiciness.

RICHARD

HEAD OF SUPPORT

When not being a support guru and the company billiards champion, he is kept on his toes by his three young children. Occasional golfer (time permitting) and full time good guy!

TOM

HEAD OF BUSINESS APAC

When not working with clients, you can find him out doing triathlons, running marathons and anything that pushes his limits. Born and bred on a farm, he loves to read, play sport and enjoys a good glass of red with a Ribeye like no-one else…..

When not working with clients, you can find him out doing triathlons, running marathons and anything that pushes his limits. Born and bred on a farm, he loves to read, play sport and enjoys a good glass of red with a Ribeye like no-one else…..

SCOTT

BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE GRADUATE

Recent father and lover of all things Portuguese. When he is not sorting through Foods Connected datasets his hobbies are just as nerdy, board games, video games and programming name but a few.

STEPHEN

SYSTEMS DEVELOPER

When he isn’t developing software for work, Stephen likes to spend his time as a hobbyist game developer. Whether that’s working on small projects, weekend “game jams” or building tutorials and tools for other game developers. Besides that, Stephen enjoys spending time with his family, having movie nights and just chilling out.

SHARON

PROJECT LEAD & CLIENT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Self-professed purveyor of all chocolates, when not serving as project lead for commercial projects at Foods Connected, you’re likely to find her strolling the fine shopping streets of Belfast, or booking her next holiday getaway!

CHANELLE

PROJECT MANAGER

With a love for yoga, travel and new experiences. When she’s not attending to customers, you’re most likely to discover her exploring new places, trying out new restaurants or attempting to balance upside down at her local yoga studio.

MICHAEL

SYSTEMS DEVELOPER

Avid coder, keen fitness fanatic. Can normally be found in front of a computer listening to a wide variety of music from metal to easy listening or in a jiu jitsu class.

ANDREW

COMMERCIAL PROJECT LEAD

When not working, he can usually be found playing Rugby, Golf or Cricket. Outside of sport he is a keen traveller, always searching for the next adventure.

GWILYM

HEAD OF BUSINESS

Sport-loving, chocaholic who loves to run, as well as spend time with his two children. Coaches his son’s football team, (or at least tries to), and does whatever his daughter tells him to! Enjoys the company of family and friends, especially if it involves food or sport, or preferably both.

DAVID

QUALITY ASSURANCE ENGINEER

When he is not testing the software that we know and love, he likes spending time with his family. A coffee aficionado, he is a keen gardener, and upcycler (built his own garden shed from pallets and other reclaimed wood). A fan of sci-fi, tech, gadgets, and reading.

GARY

DIRECTOR SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT

Eclectic music addict, whilst coding can be overheard listening to anything from folk to electronica. Enjoys the outdoors, but only if it involves kicking a football, or trying to hit a golf ball.

PATRICK

SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

When not writing code, can usually be found watching a movie or TV show, or following several sports including football, motor racing and cycling.

JOAN

BUSINESS GRADUATE

Fresh in the Foods Connected family as a Business Graduate, after gaining her degree in Food Business Management in Loughry Cookstown. Her hobbies in her spare time include travelling about, seeing new places, as well as working on her home family farm.

DUNCAN

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

When not working with our customers on new opportunities, he enjoys reading, good food, wine and cooking on the barbeque.

NICHOLAS

HEAD OF SALES & PARTNERSHIPS AUSTRALIA & NZ

With a passion for innovation and over 15 years in retail, Nicholas found his calling at Foods Connected When not engaging with fresh produce growers, Nicholas can be found on the long training path to ascend Mt Everest.

GEMMA

TECHNICAL AND QUALITY PROJECT LEAD

A shopping enthusiast, when not travelling to meet customers and managing customer projects you’ll find her at a Gaelic match cheering on Tyrone or on a night on the town enjoying a few glasses of wine (or bottles).

PETER

SYSTEMS DEVELOPER

Lover of games and Formula 1. Give him some dark chocolate if you want a favour from him. Without a new game to play or race to watch he will brush up on his guitar playing and wonder if he should have learned to play the triangle instead…

JEN

QUALITY & TECHNICAL PROJECT LEAD

When she’s not working, Jen loves to travel and see new places, 40 countries visited and counting. She also does sports event volunteering, everything from small scale local charity 10k runs up to international events, last year she was out in Australia for the Commonwealth Games.

CLAIRE

IMPLEMENTATION MANAGER

A self-confessed foodie-holic, always searching for the next innovative food trend to hit the shelves. Her idea of a ‘relaxing’ holiday is an all seeing, all doing city break. A large glass of red is never too far away, or white if the dish calls for it…

RAVI

IMPLEMENTATION MANAGER

Metal Detecting semi-pro, when not drawing up the next plan to improve the Foods Connected offering, he’ll be adding to his antique collection, strolling a strawberry field in search of the next ripe picking, engrossed in a good history book or exploring rural life on an island of Ireland.

PAUL

SOFTWARE DEVELOPER & QUALITY ASSURANCE

Former placement student turned Quality Assurance extraordinaire / Front-End connoisseur. When not on his daily bug finding missions you can find him at a rave desperately trying to hold onto his youth or planning his next European city break.

JAMES

SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

When not working as System Developer for Foods Connected, he can be found watching a Liverpool match, cycling, travelling, reading a good fact book or enjoying an evening in front of the TV catching up on a good series.

PAUL

COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR

The new boy and elder statesman of the team! (as has been gleefully pointed out to him now by a few of his new colleagues!) He has spent the last 30 odd years working in the Foyle Food Group. Roger was one of his proteges! His interests include , Family, Live music (not a bad drummer in his day and still do the odd gig!), Golf (better than Gary Tyre, not as good as Ravi) and Modern Languages.

SEAN

SENIOR SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

Senior Developer, in terms of age at least, with over 15 years experience creating bespoke software solutions. An anime/manga amateur aficionado who is generally found being schooled on the latest trending games/gadgets by his children.

NATALIE

GRAPHIC DESIGN & MARKETING MANAGER

A travelling nomad at heart and aspiring Ace Ventura, when not creating up new designs for company materials, you’ll find her travelling the world, enjoying a good rock concert or roaming a deserted beach in search of her disappearing dog.

BARRY

SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

When not watching the latest football championship, you’ll likely find Barry playing guitar, caught up in an intense video game, reading or living life loud at a music festival (provided he gets the chance!)

KYLE

SENIOR PROJECT LEAD & CLIENT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

When not responding to our customers every needs he can usually be found hiding in his garage trying and failing to fix something.

LIAM

SYSTEMS DEVELOPER

Adrenaline Junkie who spends most of his weekends covered in dirt at the motocross track or mountain bike trails. When he’s not hanging on for dear life on a dirt bike, he likes stay active in the gym, work on cars, bikes and travel to obscure hidden gems of the world, oh and to try as much new cuisine as possible (Can’t forget about the food!)

CATHAL

SYSTEMS DEVELOPER

A graduate from the Letterkenny Institute of Technology , with a degree in Applied Computing. In his free time he’ll usually be at the gym or trying to play golf. Big sports fan -especially football (Liverpool fan), he loves having a few pints in a pub somewhere whilst watching the games.

JILL

PROJECT LEAD & CLIENT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

An animal lover who frequently competes on the showjumping circuit across Ireland, when not travelling to meet our lovely clients, she can be found in the outdoors enjoying nature, or assisting vets on call.

CHRISTOPHER

SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

IT graduate of the University of Life, aspiring junior developer looking to hone his skills in HTML programming with a penchant for thinking inside of the box, has adopted and strongly advocates the upcoming software development methodology known as “mañana, mañana”.

ROGER

MANAGING DIRECTOR

When not travelling between clients, spends as much time as possible being active. Loves getting out for a run, a swim or just doing something in the gym. Rugby is his favourite sport but more so as a spectator now than a player.

NEIL

SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

A stranger in a pub once guessed his job and his entire set of interests just by looking at him. A lifelong programming hobbyist turned professional, avid reader, player of games, and occasional artist.

AMBER

BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE ANALYST

When not creating dashboards, she finds joy in spending time with family watching movies, playing badminton or board games. Occasional artist with an unconditional love for interior design and good food.

LEAH

PROJECT EXECUTIVE

When not managing client accounts, you’ll find Leah enjoying a couple of sneaky gins, indulging her coffee addiction, driving along the north coast or booking a last minute impulsive getaway!