Meet the Team
Owner / CEO
Michele is the founder, owner and CEO of Blacknight. He is an active and often outspoken member of the Internet industry and the recipient of the 2013 IIA Net Visionary Award. He currently serves as the Chair of both the ICANN Registrar Stakeholder Group and the Eurid Registrar Advisory Board. He is actively involved in Internet policy development, currently serving as a member of several working groups within the ICANN GNSO. He focuses primarily on European Internet issues and policy and has presented at numerous Internet industry events, covering a range of topics including policy, security, ICANN, Nominet, the Internet Governance Forum and Investment/First Tuesday. In his spare time, he is an award winning social media evangelist, blogger and film buff, who speaks four languages.
Owner / CTO
Paul is the chief technology officer and Co-Founder of Blacknight. He has a deep rooted interest in hosting and technology, especially what's on the cutting edge.
From day to day he likes to dream up new products as well as ways to reinvent products and services.
Caroline Kelly is our Chief Financial Officer and is a Fellow of the accounting body ACCA. She also has an honours Business degree from Dublin City University. In a nutshell, Caroline looks after all money coming into and going out of Blacknight.
Caroline is married with three children and enjoys spending time with her family, reading, running and fitness training.
Office and HR Manager
Leona has been with Blacknight for 8 years and started out as an accounts technician, she now manages our accounts team, the office and is also our HR manager.
Leona graduated from Carlow IT in 2001 with a qualification in Networking and Optical Communications however took an interest in credit control and account management.
Leona is part of our customer service team and is on hand to help people out with any accounts related queries they may have.
Tony (MSCSE CCNA) has been working in the IT industry for over 20 years , primarily in the reseller sector as both a Senior Systems Engineer and a Technical Manager. He has extensive experience both in the implementation and management of various sized IT projects and currently manages the technical team in Blacknight. Tony has been with Blacknight since 2011. When not working , Tony can be seen "rocking out" with different bands around the watering holes of Kilkenny.
Customer Experience Manager
Alan leads customer service across all departments and channels, working to increase customer satisfaction, loyalty and advocacy. Alan has worked in many different sectors of the I.T industry for over 10 years ranging from large Multi Nationals to Indigenous SME firms before joining Blacknight in July of 2011. Outside of Work Alan's main passion is the weather, he has his own professional weather station which provides local weather information.
The rest of the team
Accounts / Development / Engineering / Marketing / Sales / Support
Blacknight is not just made up of these great people however and we don't have headshots of everyone. From humble beginnings to now having over 30 staff Blacknight continues to grow and to hire great staff.
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