Managing director roles for newly created business divisions within Arkphire Group
Arkphire Group, the Irish owned IT solutions and managed services company, has announced the appointment of both Edel Creely and Brid Graham to head up the Group’s newly created Arkphire Services and Arkphire IT Procurement Divisions respectively.
Edel Creely takes up the position of managing director of Arkphire Services, following Arkphire’s acquisition earlier this year of Trilogy Technologies, the IT managed services company, co-founded by Edel and in which she served as managing director.
Since Arkphire’s acquisition of Trilogy Technologies, Edel has played a significant role in overseeing the integration of Trilogy Technologies into Arkphire’s business. Having been appointed to the Arkphire board of directors following the Trilogy acquisition, Edel’s new role as managing director for Arkphire Services will see her lead the services business, focused on driving service excellence in the delivery of cloud solutions, digital workspace and cybersecurity services that transform and secure client infrastructure.
In response to her appointment, Edel Creely commented: “I’m very excited to lead Arkphire’s services business and work alongside such a fantastic team. I’m looking forward to addressing the challenges and exciting opportunities that the role entails and contributing to Arkphire’s continued expansion, both within Ireland and internationally.”
Edel has been a prominent advocate for the indigenous tech sector in Ireland, is a former Chair of the Irish Software Association and has fulfilled roles for working groups within Enterprise Ireland and Science Foundation Ireland. She is a Board member and past President of Ibec and Chair of Ibec’s EU Affairs and Trade Policy Committee. Edel served as a non-executive director of cancer-awareness charity, The Marie Keating Foundation from 2015-2018.
Brid Graham has been appointed managing director of Arkphire’s IT Procurement business and has also been appointed to Arkphire’s board of directors. Brid has led Arkphire’s product procurement business for the past nine years, leading Arkphire’s focus on the multinational client base both in Ireland and Internationally. In her new role, Brid will be responsible for driving the commercial success of the multinational client business internationally.
Brid commented on her new role saying, “Arkphire has recently undergone a significant transformation, between our exciting acquisitions and branching out further into the global market place. The company is at an exciting point in its evolution. I’m looking forward to exploring future possibilities with our great team of people and fulfilling the potential that comes with my new role in Arkphire.”
Originally from Portlaoise, Brid holds Postgraduate Diplomas in both International Sales and Marketing and Marketing Management as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree from University College Dublin. Before joining Arkphire, Brid gained experience working in the Irish IT solutions sector as an account manager, responsible for driving growth and growing business for enterprise customers.
Speaking about the new appointments, Paschal Naylor, CEO at Arkphire said, “Edel and Brid are great additions to our senior leadership team at Arkphire and both will play instrumental roles in driving further growth in our managed services and IT procurement businesses.”
Over the past couple of years, Arkphire’s business has enjoyed considerable growth, both organically and through acquisitions such as Trilogy incorporating Zinopy and more recently with Singapore based, Generic Technologies, a specialist Apple Authorised Resellers and an Adobe Gold Partner.
Arkphire is a leading IT product procurement and IT services company, serving customers internationally across more than 90 countries. Arkphire provides integrated technology solutions that span desktops, networking, cyber security, cloud and data centre, enabling the digital workspace and supporting businesses on their digital transformation journey.
Following its acquisition of Trilogy Technologies in 2020, Arkphire is now positioned as the largest and fastest growing Irish headquartered IT procurement and IT managed services business.
Arkphire Group has an unrivalled network of partnership accreditations with leading global IT vendors and is a Check Point 4-Star, Cisco Gold, Citrix Platinum, Dell Technologies Titanium, HP Platinum, IBM Gold, Lenovo Platinum and Microsoft Gold Partner. Arkphire is also the only Apple Authorised Enterprise Reseller (AAER) in Ireland.
Arkphire group employs over 240 people and generates revenues of over €150m.