Dermot has been working in the global electronics industry since 1997. He is a cofounder of Taoglas and has worked in Taoglas since 2003 as co-CEO of the Group company where it has grown from a concept to the organization it is today. Dermot is currently CEO of Taoglas and is based full time in San Diego, CA.
A graduate of Science from University College Dublin Dermot has also completed Graduate courses in Business, Computing and Enterprise Development from Dublin Business School, Griffith College and Waterford Institute of IT respectively.
Dermot is passionate about sales, company culture, deal making, sports, travel and spending time with his family. He is a member of YPO (Young Presidents Organization) and sits on the board of Alpha Wireless and the Board of Trustees of La Jolla Country Day School in San Diego.
He and his wife Ciara are the cofounders of UnityforUkraine.net which helped source protective equipment for Ukrainian civilians at the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022. They have helped rehouse families in Ireland and continue to give back to the communities through various philanthropic initiatives.
Olivier joins Taoglas with more than 20 years of experience in the antenna industry and has held executive positions throughout engineering, business development and sales at numerous companies.
Olivier holds a MSc in electrical engineering with a specialty in telecom, antennas and high frequency electronics from ENSIL (Engineering School in Limoges, France), as well as a licentiate degree in high frequency electronics and optoelectronics from IRCOM Limoges.
As Chief Financial Officer, Nakita oversees the finance function for Taoglas worldwide including planning, reporting, accounting, tax, treasury, and financial systems.
Prior to joining Taoglas, Nakita was a Director in KPMG providing audit and related services to some of Ireland’s largest companies. Nakita is ACA qualified and holds a B.A Honors Bachelor Degree in Economic and Business Studies.
Fergus is a globally experienced IT leader. He has held senior leadership positions in large Engineering and Life Science companies in Europe and Asia. Fergus brings more than 30 years Information Technology knowledge to the company. He has significant experience in aligning IT initiatives with business needs and in leveraging digital transformation as a business enabler.
Fergus is responsible for all aspects of the company’s Information Technology programs, including ERP, PLM, CLM, CRM and Infrastructure. Fergus holds a Bachelor in Computer Science from The Queens University Belfast, and an MBA from HKUST, Hong Kong, China.
Jill joins Taoglas with over 15 years of marketing and product experience in wireless communication and RF semiconductor industries. She has held leadership positions in product marketing, product management, and business operations during start-up and growth phases of small-to-mid size companies. As Global VP of Marketing, Jill empowers the organization to create customer and business success through cross-functional collaboration on campaigns, content, promotion and events.
Jill holds a BS and Masters in electrical engineering from University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and an MBA from University of Southern California (USC).
Taylor is an experienced sales leader specializing in channel management and global account strategies for electronics manufacturing and wireless industries. His vision for sales is effective and efficient go-to-market strategies that fuel customer innovation and business growth. As Global VP of Sales, Taylor oversees global sales, distribution sales and business development teams. Prior to Taoglas, he has held leadership positions at Pulse Electronics and Sensata managing channel sales strategies and holds a BS from Stephen F. Austin State University.
With over 20 years of experience, Andrea leads Taoglas’ Human Resources functions across the organization globally. She has been a staunch advocate for employees, an effective leader and a champion of change. She has demonstrated her effectiveness and advocacy by spearheading industry-wide initiatives, facilitating best practices and establishing positive work environments.
Andrea attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for her undergraduate studies and received her masters degree from Villanova University in Human Resource Development. Being fluent bilingual in English and Spanish provides her the opportunity to communicate with many people from around the world.
Tomás is a qualified accountant (FCCA) with 15 years combined accounting and operations experience through various roles. His experience has been gained in Ireland, Australia and Canada and ranges from working in SMEs, such as Fonua, to multinational companies, such as Western Union. He joined Taoglas in January 2019 and has a proven track record in leading teams, simplifying complex issues into manageable tasks and delivering outcomes. As VP of Custom IoT, Tomás is focused on all aspects of the BU in order to ensure operational excellence and commercial success