Non-Executive Director

Sean Gallagher is widely recognised as a champion of business and job creation. As an entrepreneur, he is best known as co-founder and CEO of leading commercial property firm, Clyde Real Estate, which provides office and production facilities forCorporate and Multinational firms seeking to establish or expand operations in Ireland as a gateway location to Europe.


Sean is also co founder and director of app development company, The App Factory and a Non-Executive Director of Pharmaceutical Engineering Services firm, Team Horizon. Previously, he was co founder and CEO, of Ireland’s largest home technology company, Smarthomes and has been an investor on the popular TV programme, Dragon’s Den (Shark Tank in the US) and a finalist in the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards in 2006.


Sean qualified with an MBA from the University of Ulster and previously worked with one of Ireland’s Enterprise Agencies and has, over the past 20 years, trained and mentored hundreds of emerging entrepreneurs. He has also served on a number of Irish State Boards including the National Training and Employment Agency (FAS), the North South Trade Body (InterTrade Ireland) and was Chair of the State owned Drogheda Port Company.

He is also a popular business writer with the Sunday independent, Ireland’s largest selling newspaper with a readership of almost 1m people. Each week, he profiles leading Irish entrepreneurs whose stories and lessons, he hopes, will help inspire the next generation of business leaders.