Prodigy Learning is delighted to announce the addition of four new members to our fantastic team. Last month Aisling, Chris, Mark and Ray joined the team in a variety of capacities from Finance & Operations to Marketing and Sales and are now graduating from Prodigy Learning Boot Camp!
Each brings their own diverse range of skills and experience to the company. We are really excited to have them on board and look forward to great success ahead together.
Here’s a small professional and personal profile on each individual, including some very interesting facts.
Mark joins Prodigy Learning as our Chief Financial Officer, bringing impressive finance experience and knowledge to our Executive Management Team as we embark on our next stage of growth. Most recently Mark was a Director at AIB Corporate Finance in Dublin. Previous experience includes corporate finance roles with investment banks Rothschild and Hawkpoint Partners in London and KPMG where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Mark has a BA from Cambridge University.
Interesting fact: Not only has Mark pushed the boundaries in his working career he also likes to challenge himself and embrace different cultures, visiting countries such as North Korea and China to name but a few!
Ray joins our UK Sales Team as Market Development Manager and brings extensive experience from his previous roles at the Association of Colleges, PDS Group (Apprenticeships) and e-Skills UK. Ray’s passion for learning is proven by his continued personal development, displayed through attaining three separate degrees from three different Universities over a period of 20 years.
Interesting fact: We are honoured to be in the presence of a talented musician who has toured around the UK and Ireland playing at gigs including the Glastonbury Festival with his Eric Clapton tribute band. A musician, a teacher and now a Market Development Manager at Prodigy Learning, Ray has many strings to his bow!
Aisling Ni Cheallaigh joins our team as Marketing Associate. Aisling is a recent Bachelor of Commerce International with Chinese Graduate from University College Dublin. While in final year she completed a Marketing Internship with HouseMyDog (a Dublin-based tech startup) where she developed and implemented marketing campaigns that helped to establish valuable relationships with key influencers. Aisling also received a distinction in Fashion Buying, a Diploma in Web Design and was Public Relations Officer for Connect2 Chinese Society.
Interesting fact: Aisling has been a swimmer from a very early age and while studying in China she was asked to film a TV commercial where she got to swim alongside Chinese Olympian Gold Medal winner, Ye ShiWen.
Desborough joins us our UK Sales Team as a Business Development
Representative. He recently graduated from Bournemouth University with a
Degree in Media and Communication. At university, Chris was completed a
year-long internship at Microsoft in a sales support role. While
gaining valuable experience, Chris was also a Mentor and Project
Coordinator on Microsoft’s Tech Trainee Programme. This experience
within the technology industry that has now positioned him to pursue a
sales focused Business Development role at Prodigy Learning.
Interesting fact: Along with actively getting involved in his working environment, Chris likes to stay active himself. One way he has done this in the past was by being a ball boy at Wimbledon!