Meet the Team

The HRLocker team are a diverse, fun-loving crew sharing a common goal – to make peoples lives better with time-saving, value-for-money solutions to Business Process and People Management challenges.

Support is the backbone of our business so you’ll only find the corporate big wigs and stuffy old board members lower down the page!

Liz Byrt
Technical Expert
Liz Byrt our Technical Expert, is on the front line for explaining features, problem solving and resolving any client support queries. This role suits Liz to a T, having a background as a software engineer (Quality Assurance) for Motorola among many other varied roles. Liz is a graduate of CIT and loved it so much she went to study there twice! Liz loves her job because she 'works with fun people, doing something I enjoy and feel I excel at! It’s a change of role and a break from being a full time Irish "Mammy". Read More The team here's made up of good people, who work well together and that remember a day is wasted if you haven’t laughed!' Liz  is never seen without a cup of tea in her hand - unless it's replaced by a glass of wine some evenings!
Crystel Robbins Rynne
HR Projects & Services Manager
Crystel Robbins Rynne is our HR Projects & Services Manager Crystel's one of the core HR professionals behind the functionality of HRLocker and liaises with clients on implementation and new feature development. She's worked with The Interventions Group for over 10 years and is the connection between our clients and our technology. Crystel loves working at HRLocker because she 'gets to explore all areas of the business. I get the most satisfaction at work from brainstorming a problem - and solving it! I like the HRLocker team because some are old friends and some are new, but we're still a team' Read More Apparently in her spare time she likes to 'torment my children by holding family workouts, going on long walks and runs'. She also loves to cook and throw dinner parties and serves a mean Lamb Shank in red wine sauce while enjoying a glass of Prosecco. As well as coaching soccer, she's studying for a Masters in Specific Learning Difficulties, is Lamh and Hannen trained and is a blogger for The Mighty. When asked where she'd transport herself to if she could travel in time, Crystel says it would be to the year 2000: where she'd tell herself that 'Goth makeup and piercings doen’t suit anyone!' Crystel's unlikely to use buzzwords in meetings and, although she's a 'can-do', 'yes' person, she's often heard saying 'No!'. Colleagues agree that she's always right! (But she kind of is.) She's lethal because she can instantly assess both the big picture and envisage the small details or potential roadblocks to find the most time-efficient solutions. Crystel is a Psychology Graduate of the University of Limerick.
Philip Chawke
Productivity Manager

Philip Chawke our Productivity Manager is the friendly guy you meet on the other end of the line or chat bubble when you are getting in touch with HRLocker. As our principle sales and account manager he enjoys working closely with clients new and old to make their HRLocker experience from set up to daily tasks easy and hassle free.  

When he is not too busy every now and then he gets to go on road trips with our CEO Adam Coleman. So far this year they seem to have traveled the length and breadth of the country meeting and greeting our customers and ensuring they get the best out of the HRLocker platform.  Read More When not ensconced in on boarding or answering your queries he can be found outdoors staying healthy having fun playing football or hurling. When its not raining, he also loves to get out on the golf course for a few rounds. After working in the hospitality industry while studying for his Bachelors of Commerce in NUI Galway he is delighted to be able to relax and sit on the other side of the table. How long he will be sitting could be the real question as he aims to travel and dreams of seeing 30 countries before he is 30.

Sarah McMaster
Productivity Manager
Sarah McMaster Productivity Manager Sarah has a wide-ranging role here across commercial, sales and support functions to ensure customers and Users get the most out of the system. With a strong Project and Business Management background in finance she brings the perfect, agile, growth-oriented, tech-embracing mindset that all progressive companies need. Sarah loves surfing, walking her dog, Dexter and generally 'doing anything outdoors - and singing. Sometimes both at the same time'. In fact if she could travel in time she'd visit the 1930s just for the music. Her claim to fame is that she played Hockey for Ireland. Also, but, shhhh, don't tell Read More the boss that she's moonlighting, but she's just joined the circus too and is training in aerial acrobatics out of hours!
Michael Flanagan
Software Development Manager

Mike Flanagan our Software Development Manager, heads up our HRLocker development team. Tasked with keeping our remote and onsite teams connected and on track, Mike enjoys providing our customers with solutions and is focused on the growth of the HRLocker Platform. 

Although he likes managing the team, Mike is truly happy when digging in and getting his hands dirty doing full stack software development and trying to make our customers lives easier developing tools and applications. 

Mike holds a Bachelors of Commerce & a Post Grad in Systems Analysis and Design Techniques from NUI Galway.  Read More True to his West of Ireland roots he is also occupied with his accidental herd of sheep, which was initially a set of four to keep the grass down and seems to be rapidly expanding. He hopes one day to hike the Appalachian trail but has to find the 6 months to spare so that may be a few years down the road yet!When not in work he enjoys any sort of sport but Golf and Rugby are his top choices,  although more of a spectator now he still gets in the odd game of Rugby. Mike also loves travelling and reading non fiction, but with twins on the way its hard to say how much relaxation time he will have for the next few years. 

Paul Joyce
Senior Developer

Paul Joyce our Senior Developer. Surf-loving Galway Man Paul is responsible for technical system support and future development. Paul's responsible for managing future features of HRLocker. He works with a growing list of boundary-pushing functionality that's currently on our development road map. Paul appreciates good humour and frank, succinct communication. (Straight talking only. No buzzwords allowed.) When he's not surfing, he loves Read More sharing his love of climbing as an instructor at a local activity centre, and socialising - so the scenic, rugged West Coast of Ireland is the perfect place to live and work. As a kid Paul wanted to be a carpenter, so maybe one weekend, if there's no boulders to climb or swell to chase, he'll finally get around to putting some doors on his shed. Prior to working at HRLocker Paul worked with Avaya, as a Senior Developer.

João Rocha
Senior Software Developer

João Rocha our Senior Software Developer is often found knee deep fighting bugs and developing software solutions that can make our customers lives easier. With a keen interest in developing software using Artificial Intelligence to automate everyday tasks (help the robots are coming!) .  He is also key to assuring we are able to meet team objectives and provide guidance and technical support.

João has a love of learning and sharing knowledge, he enjoys studying philosophy, sociology and anthropology and holds a MSc in Science & Religion.  Read More In his free time he enjoys being out camping, pointing his telescope into the sky to take pictures of the stars moons and planets. Back here, on planet Earth, he loves building robots and drones using Ardunio and Raspberry Pi.   In the evenings sci-fi TV such as Battlestar Galactica RDM entertain himself and his 4 feline companions. If he can find a cat sitter a camping tour of Ireland will be on the cards one day, in the meantime we need him here to keep HRLocker ticking over. 

Bláth Kenneally
Finance Manager

Bláth Kenneally is our Finance Manager, a job title that makes it sound like she has been tasked with doing all the boring stuff like chasing accounts and paying people. But she also gets to do exciting things like participating in International High Finance, seeing through Big Deals and making sure HRLocker is working and functioning in a statutory and compliant manner. 

In her free time she enjoys spending time on the family farm in the wilds of Clare raising cattle, hens and ducks with her hard working dog companion and a half blind cat. Hopefully if they can keep the fox at bay there will be geese coming back soon! 

When she is not reading and coding excel spreadsheets she can be found hiking in the Burren rebuilding stone walls and working on one of the many DIY projects she has on the go. Bláth also loves singing (quietly) and crafting treasures.

Jennifer Dempsey
HR Director

Jennifer Dempsey our HR Director brings a sense of equilibrium to our Company. Jen gets the best out of people and takes a light touch HR approach that allows people to innovate. Jen is particularly passionate about working with people with disabilities, making sure that they realise their potential. Prior to working with the Group, Jen set up the Irish Overseas Aid division of the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and worked in a HR Professional role in Card Services, CSK Software, Symantec Corporation and Rand McNally.

Adam Coleman

Adam Coleman our Chief executive Officer has assisted clients in developing and implementing best in class HRIS solutions. He has coached & facilitated companies through difficult change & systems initiatives including start-up & shut down programmes in the Telecommunications, Software, Energy, Manufacturing and Services Sectors. Prior to setting up HRLocker, Adam held Senior HR Positions in both O2 UK and O2 Ireland and was head of HR for Esat Digifone. It’s his vision to continue Read More to develop HRLocker into the best HR product and service company in the world! Adam has years of experience in building culture within companies from the ground up. It’s one of the reasons that Adam decided to put lifestyle first when setting up his own company on the West Coast of Ireland. Based in Lahinch, the surf capital of Ireland, HRLocker has flourished into a worldwide company that serves clients in over 40 different jurisdictions. In addition to Adam’s passion for all things HR related, he is also a keen surfer and an avid Southampton supporter. Adam loves 'talking to partners and customers and watching his colleagues push the boundaries of the impossible to the possible'. He enjoys coaching with the local youth soccer team and cooking Tom Yamm soup. Adam has a strong interest in Ancient Greek history and, like most Southampton FC fans, rarely attends any games. (So he'll likely fire the fan of [infinitely more successful] rivals Portsmouth FC who wrote this profile section for him.) One day Adam will finally get his beloved green VW Beetle - that inspired the HRLocker green Brand iD - out of the garage and into restoration so it can be a fitting HRLocker mascot. Let's hope that doesn't take as long as it is for Southampton to win a major trophy.

John Ring
Board Member
John Ring, Board Member MD & owner of the leading Web marketing consultancy TinderPoint. John has over 25years Experience in Web marketing, SEO & all things internet.Johns specialty lies in understanding which digital marketing elements make most strategic sense for his clients.
Richard Finn
Board Member
Richard Finn, Board Member has over 30 years experience of International business and has extensive experience in Senior Management roles with US Multinationals – both in Ireland and the USA.Richard is a qualified Business Executive Coach and enjoys working with start-ups, scaling new businesses and is passionate about Business and Personal Financial Management.


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Our Team was last modified: August 14th, 2019 by Adam Coleman

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