Grow Remote was built by many hands since those first meetups in 2018. That’s what we mean when we talk about our Meitheal.
In 2019, we raised government funding so that we could dedicate a full-time team to continuing the good work of our grassroots community.
Today, the board and executive team make up Grow Remote Ireland, a Company Limited By Guarantee. Please read our strategy and tell us what you think. You can find out more about our team below.
If you think you’d like to work with us at Grow Remote then we’d love to hear from you. Email your CV to [email protected]
We’re growing fast and always hiring, even when we don’t have ads live. Instead, we snap up good people when we find them.
John was most recently a Senior Fund Manager at Rethink Ireland. Prior to this he was the founder of the Irish Men’s Sheds Association. John has won a number of awards for his work with Men’s Sheds, and for his previous work in community development and social entrepreneurship, including an Irish People of the Year Award in 2015. John lives on a farm in Wexford with his wife Sarah and a fluffy cat.
Cait is in charge of Operations at Grow Remote. Before joining the team, Cait set up and ran her own award-winning business for a decade. Cait has worked in community and business development for almost 15 years, actively promoting the economic and social development of her community with the aim of creating a better place in which to live, work and do business. She has an educational background in Business, Finance and Executive Coaching, she was President of Roscommon Chamber of Commerce and sat as a board member of Roscommon Local Enterprise Office. Cait lives in Roscommon town with her husband Eoin.
Remote Transformation Manager
Joanne engages with employers at every stage of their remote working journey. She manages our partnerships with Ireland’s leading remote-first organisations and helps employers who want to make the transition to remote. She is a regular media contributor on the topic of remote working and is passionate about the potential of remote work as a driver of equality, diversity and inclusion. Prior to joining the Grow Remote team she worked for a number of multinational technology companies, managing distributed teams and enabling channel partners.
Employer Relationships Lead
Erica works on our Employers team managing relationships with our remote-first employers. Prior to joining the Grow Remote team, she worked for various American media conglomerates, digital marketing agencies, and Irish radio stations, always in client-facing roles. Passionate about driving societal change, for women and mothers in particular, through community-led projects, she’s worked with Project Medishare on the ground in Haiti and built community housing in Grenada. She previously founded and led the Dungarvan Chapter of MumTribe Ireland.
Dónal brings an eclectic background to his work supporting the Grow Remote community, combining a diverse skillset in group facilitation, grassroots community development and creative leadership. He has held positions with the United Nations in Geneva and human rights NGOs in Ireland, the UK and Bolivia. He is co-founder of his own non-profit and has toured and recorded as a professional artist through Japan, China, Europe and North America. A vocal advocate for social inclusion and access to culture, Dónal loves bringing people together offline and strives every day for local impact. He is passionate about promoting wellness and productivity among fellow remote workers, so if you’d like to find out more about the Grow Remote community, reach out to Dónal here.
Graham leads on providing high-quality remote resources for our online community. After living and working away from home for +15 years, he relocated to rural Ireland and swapped a Central European downtown lifestyle and a multinational environment for the Wild Atlantic Way! As one of our first “Remote Work Ready” course graduates and a community member thereafter – combined with his previous experience of working in a distributed team, he is passionate about the social impact that remote work can have.
Community Outreach Lead (Munster)
Learner Experience Lead
The Board Of Directors
Tracy is a co-founder of Grow Remote and a recognised international leader in the world of remote. Having 10+ years experience in technology startups, Tracy spent the last few years in community development in regional and rural Ireland. A graduate of economics and finance from the University of Limerick, Tracy formerly worked for Bank of Ireland having set up their innovation programmes in the west.
John is Chairman of Grow Remote. He recently retired as Director of Support for Shopify. He also served as Chairman of Shopify International Ltd. and also serves on the board of Sanctuary Runners, the IRFU Commercial & Marketing committee and a number of technology start-ups. John led a variety of different customer support teams for Shopify, including groups in Ireland, Lithuania, Sweden, Canada as well as the Philippines, Japan and China. Most of John’s teams worked from home, a business model he has been an evangelist for over the last 20 years in the US, UK and Ireland. John spent much of his career in the US – working for Apple, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Arise Virtual Solutions and US Airways. In 2010 John and his family returned to his hometown of Cork, Ireland where he now resides with his wife and family.
Tomás Ó Síocháin
He is a law graduate of NUI Galway, holds a H. Dip in Applied Communications, an MBA and is a doctoral researcher in Information Systems. He is as an External Assessor for the Broadcast Authority of Ireland’s Sound and Vision Fund, a board member of Future Mobility Campus Ireland, Galway Chamber, Gnó Mhaigh Eo and was the inaugural Chair of the Regional Skills Forum West.
Laura is currently studying an MSc in Electronic and Computer Technology from DCU and a previous graduate of Sports and Exercise Engineering from NUI Galway.