Our Team

The IMI offers a world class team of in-house functional experts to wrap around the client from needs discovery stage through to delivery and review.

The IMI’s Client Development team focus on collaborating with our clients as learning advisors and as experts in the field of customised executive education, they will help identify key milestones and programme goals that best suit your organisation. They also help facilitate workflows with our in-house design and innovation team and executive education team.

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Julie Ryan

Head of Tailored Solutions and Client Development

With over 25 years’ experience working with organisations on their talent strategy, she continues to advise organisations on all aspects of talent development. A highly competent commercial leader in professional services, Julie has also directed several accredited masters level leadership programmes and is also herself an accredited executive coach.

Julie is responsible for building IMI’s executive education as it relates to tailored programme for organisations across all sectors. She oversaw a period of accelerated growth of IMI’s Customised Executive Education business.

Simon Garvey

Client Development Manager & Graduate/Open Enrolment Sales Manager

Simon’s resume lists strong business development and customer relationship skills from working at sales organisations such as Microsoft, Eontec and ServiceSource.

With IMI, Simon heads up a team of programme advisors; driving sales of graduate studies and open enrolment programmes at the IMI. He is also a Client Development Manager with the Tailored solutions team.

Cyrilla Costello

Tailored Solutions Client Development Manager

Before joining IMI, Cyrilla was a marketing and communications professional with 22 years’ experience in creating and executing marketing campaigns across a diverse range of industries.

At IMI, Cyrilla is focused on collaborating with client organisations to design tailored, real-world learning solutions that directly align with their strategic talent management agenda.

Lisa Lanigan

Tailored Solutions Client Development Manager

With over 11 years’ experience in firms such as Ernst & Young and Deloitte, Lisa commands a strong client-side experience in the professional services sector.

At IMI, Lisa has collaborated on programmes spanning the indigenous, multinational and public sectors both in Ireland and overseas.

Ciara Halloran

Tailored Solutions Client Development Manager

Ciara joined the IMI with over 20 years’ experience working across a broad range of industries. Before joining the Tailored Solutions team at the IMI, Ciara worked at INSEAD (France) as an Associate Director of Partner Development

Ciara is a Client Development Manager and manages IMI’s client relationships overseeing the design and delivery of customised programmes and bespoke company solutions.

Brian O'Mahony

Tailored Solutions Client Development Executive

Brian has worked in academic management for 13 years and he has managed a wide range of clients with the IMI Tailored Solutions business,

Brian’s primary focus has been on managing IMI’s partnership with its largest client, Kerry Group. Brian has also managed a range of programmes with the following clients: Enterprise Ireland, CRH, Glanbia, LM Ericsson, Tourism Ireland, Bord Gais, Teagasc and Musgrave.