CBE is led by an expert team of experienced directors and managers, who have developed knowledge in all aspects of retail and systems technology over three decades. The team dynamic offers a blend of seasoned professionals and ambitious new recruits. We continuously strive to implement new ways of thinking by embracing latest techniques from the commercial sectors and academic fields. This ensures that CBE remains the outstanding leader within the EPoS retail sector.
Gerard Concannon, Chairman
Gerard and his wife Catherine founded CBE in 1980. Gerard has spearheaded the company’s growth over three decades. He is a board member and former chairman of the Industry Research and Development Group, a leading non-profit organisation dedicated to assisting members and shaping policy in this area. He is also a member of the Marketing Institute.
Sean Kenna, CEO
Sean has spent most of his career to date at CBE where he has gained functional experience throughout the business. He has guided the company through various stages of growth, including expansion into new markets.
Dominic Feeney, Managing Director
Dominic has vast experience in all aspects of Retail IT. With a Commerce and I.T. background, he started at CBE in 1993 and worked in various project and management roles before joining the board as Systems Director in 1999.
Seamus Murray, Finance Director
Seamus controls the finance function at CBE. He is also an executive director centrally involved in shaping the business strategy.
Michael Cattigan, Group Service Director
Michael’s background is in Electronic Engineering. He joined CBE in 1989 and has over 20 years experience in retail applications. He is the Quality Management Representative at CBE.
John Henry, Sales Director
John joined CBE in 1986 and has extensive technical knowledge and sales experience in retail systems and software. He served as National Sales Manager before being promoted to Sales Director in 1998.
T J Mc Hugh, Director
T J joined CBE in 1996 and has a background in Computer Science. TJ started in Customer Support Division and also worked in the Installation Unit. He became Customer Support Manager in 1999 and joined the board in 2006.
Gearoid Concannon, Group Director
Gearoid joined CBE in 2008 following his graduation from Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology with an Honours Degree in Software Development, he graduated First in his Class. Gearóid was promoted to the position of Director at CBE in 2015 and is a strategic member of CBE’s management team.
Oliver Sheridan, Director of Retail
Oliver joined CBE in 1997 and has since become one of the leading retail IT consultants in the UK & Ireland.Oliver is a strategic member of CBE’s management team and is integral to their continued growth in Ireland and the UK and is also heavily involved in CBE’s expansion into the American market.
Shane McGowan, Systems Director
Shane joined CBE in 1999 and has worked in many roles within the Support department of the company. With a wealth of knowledge on managing and leading teams Shane was promoted to Systems Director in 2016.
James Forde, Development Director
James’s background is in Commerce and Computer Science. He joined CBE in 1997 and has led new product development for over ten years.
Cathal Concannon, Inventory Control Director
Cathal started his CBE career in sales and marketing, having joined the company in 1983. He manages inbound and outbound logistics for the complete range of products through the central warehouse.
Kathleen Joyce-Tierney, Business Administration Director
Kathleen joined CBE in 1986 and oversees the administration of the company in Ireland and the UK.
Clive Hughes, Business Development Manager (UK)
Clive has over 10 years experience deploying and supporting Retail IT systems in the UK and Ireland. Clive’s understanding of the value of comprehensive IT systems for today’s retail environment provides huge benefits for CBE’s customers.