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Experienced Commercial Executive, C-Suite Experience, Board Director, Investor



A dynamic executive with proven ability in developing growth strategies and executing tactical plans that drove clear organizational value in verticals ranging from regulatory, commercial public organizations, academic institutions and venture capital. Cash as well as profit focussed with strong all-round brand and operational excellence focus. Makes significant contributions through open challenge, effective collaboration, and relentless execution. Proven capacity for managing diverse stakeholder groups to ensure cost structures and resources are continuously highly accretive.

Unique Value

A strategic, results-driven, and absolutely driven entrepreneurial leader with excellent emotional intelligence who will drive exponential growth and implementation of organizational transformation activities. Highly accomplished chairman and board director.

Brief Biography:

Masters in Machine Learning from Trinity College Dublin. Completed an MBA in 2001. Alumni of the London Business school after completing the Senior Executive Program. A distinction in digital business in 2018. Joined Hewlett Packard in 1996 and became an IT Director in the Global Inkjet Manufacturing Business. He was responsible for many critical worldwide technology platforms and delivered process and product innovations across four worldwide high-technology manufacturing sites. From 2007 to 2013 he was CEO of the Irish Greyhound Board. This is an Irish government-owned gaming and hospitality entity that supports over 10,000 jobs in the entire industry. From 2014 to 2019 Adrian was the Commercial Director of Trinity College and he grew annual operating profit to €28 million which represented an increase of 86% over 2013 levels. Since November 2019 he works as Technology Investment Director & COO of Deepbridge Capital (130 portfolio companies, FUM £200m). Responsible for deal flow from incubator ecosystems, sourcing capital from retail, HNW, angel, and venture capital institutions, deal flow and selection, stewardship to enable the growth of investee companies and Moonshot Strategy Development.

o Drove 3X valuation increase of a life science business and raised €66.8 million

o Finalist in investment in sustainable innovation for the UKBAA Investment Awards 2021

o Ramped annual operating profit of Deepbridge by 72% to £3.1 million for FY2021.

o Chaired a Reg-tech business over 3 years to secure £18 million in co-investment

o Noted as a key person in securing a £15m commitment from British Business Bank

About-Adrian Neilan: About Me
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