The RWorks Team
Tony Redmond, Chief Executive Officer
The RWorks CEO is Tony Redmond, who co-founded the company and is a shareholding Director. Tony's career began in Waterford Institute of Technology, as a lecturer in computer hardware, computer graphics, networking and programming from 1991 to 1995. He became the Director of Software Research for Skillsoft/Smartforce/CBT Systems from 1995 to 2002, where he responsible for the technical direction of Smartforce technology. Vice-President of Technology(Product Development) for Propylon was Tony's next role, as well as Industry Conference Speaker for the same organisation from 2002 to 2004. Since then, Tony has worked as a consultant for government agencies, software companies, and multinational organisations, such as Vodafone Ireland, Propylon, the Irish Public Appointments Service, Canada Life and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He co-founded RWorks in early 2010. Tony's role in RWorks is particularly involved with the RWorks product development and software engineering. When not working, Tony enjoys sailing his racing catamaran, cycling, and sea-kayaking.
Valerie is a co-founder and shareholding Director of RWorks. Valerie graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1994, with an honours Batchelor of Science degree. She brings with her over 15 years of experience in the area of clinical healthcare, both in the public and private sectors, and also as a volunteer while travelling extensively through Europe, USA, Asia and South America. Since 2000, Valerie has been running her own very successful healthcare business. Being an analytic diagnostician has helped Valerie to "think outside the box", leading her to recognise the benefits of implementing successful remote working/teleworking programmes, and the rise of ubiquitous computing, and yet the shortfall in software solutions to facilitate the process. Valerie co-founded RWorks in early 2010. She has a particular interest in online sales and marketing through blogs, social networks and website design. In her 'spare time', Valerie loves walking, circuit training, and the theatre, and is currently studying Business Mathematics in the Wexford Campus of Carlow Institute of Technology.
Declan became a Shareholder and Director of Rworks in mid 2010 and brings with him over 20 years of senior management experience across a range of businesses at both National and International level. Most recently Declan was CEO of Health Ireland Partners (HIP) a medical software company and a former subsidiary of Glaxo SmithKline which became the supplier of choice to 45% of Irish General Practitioners. The company achieved international accreditation from Pro Rec the European Medical Informatics Standards Body and was an official Supplier to the Special Olympics World Games held in Ireland in 2003. In 2009 Declan successfully negotiated a merger between HIP and Helix Health which created the largest indigenous provider of medical technology solutions in Ireland. Helix is the 2010 winner of the Irish Software Association "Company of the Year" award. He was a founding Director of The Irish Healthcare Informatics Vendors Association which is now part of IMSTA the representative body for the Medical Technology Industry in Ireland, where he is a Director and National Council member. Outside of the business world Declan enjoys an occasional round of golf and is an active rugby coach in his spare time.