Alan Foy, CEO, VentureWave
Alan Foy is Chairman and Managing Partner of VentureWave. He is Chairman and former CEO of Blueface, a Comcast Business Company and member of the Senior Leadership Team of Comcast Business. Blueface operates a proprietary technology platform and provides enterprise communications in Europe, North America and Asia. He has executed a fast growth strategy and led the company’s expansion into new markets. Alan was previously CEO of StarBlue (dba Star2Star Communications) – a leading Enterprise Communications Business in North America. He was formerly an Executive with one of Ireland’s leading investment firms, NCB Group (now Investec) spanning Corporate Finance/Investment Banking, Wealth Management and Institutional Equities. He also worked with Coyle Hamilton (now Willis) in the area of business transformation & change and with AOL Finance.
Alan was awarded an EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist Award in the International Category and he is a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow. Alan is Chairman of the Ireland Funds in Ireland, a member of the Board of Endeavor Ireland, on the board of management of Mount Temple Comprehensive School and a member of the Provost’s Advisory Council for University of Dublin, Trinity College. He is a Patron of the Trinity Business School and he is a member of YPO in Dublin. Alan holds a first class B.B.S., M.A and M.Litt in Strategic Management from University of Dublin, Trinity College.