Mark founded Ding in 2006 to enable foreign workers abroad to instantly recharge mobile phones of family and friends back home. Today he is CEO and has been instrumental in the global expansion of the business, which today reaches billions of phones, through a network of 850+ mobile operators, in more than 150+ countries.
Prior to setting up Ding, Mark founded easycash, which deployed 500 in-store cash ATMs in SPAR stores and ESSO filling stations around Ireland and easycash became the country’s largest independent cash ATM operator and was acquired by RBS in 2004.
In 1991, Mark helped Denis O’Brien establish Esat Telecom which broke the monopoly of telecoms services in Ireland in 1994, won the second mobile phone licence in 1995, listed on NASDAQ in 1997, and was acquired by BT in 2000.
In October 2014, Mark was announced as overall winner in EY's Entrepreneur of the Year in Ireland.
Ian is a Director at Ding and a partner of Pollen Street Capital - where he joined the team in 2007. He has focused on insurance, payments and a range of credit businesses. Ian is currently responsible for Specialist Risk Group and Cashflows together with credit investments in a number of loan portfolios. Previous responsibility for Arrow Global and Catalina Re. Prior to joining the team, Ian worked at OC&C Strategy Consultants.
Ian is an economist by background with a First Class Honours degree in Economics from London School of Economics and an Mphil in Economics with distinction from Cambridge University.
Jonathan joined Ding in 2013 as Head of Finance, before taking up the mantle of CFO in January 2018.
Prior to joining Ding, Jonathan held senior positions at Paddy Power and PWC. He was Finance lead in the technology division at Paddy Power. Jonathan spent more than five years at PWC, where he was assistant manager in the Transaction Services team in Dublin.
Jonathan is also an acclaimed scholar, having studied in Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, and Stanford University.
He gained his Bachelors in Business and Economics from Trinity College, going on to complete an Accountancy Masters at University College Dublin. In 2014, he attended Stanford University where he studied Strategic Leaderships for CFOs, Strategy, Finance, and Management.