Meet the Team


The Synergy Centre team are on hand to provide support and assistance to innovative and knowledge-intensive start-up companies with potential to achieve commercial success in the Global market.  The centre is a dynamic environment where entrepreneurs, who are at different stages of their business development, are open and willing to help and support each other to thrive and succeed.

Centre Manager:
Tom Rooney

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Tom Rooney Synergy Centre Manager joined the Synergy Centre in 2012 and is responsible for its operations at ITT Dublin and Synergy Global at City West Business Campus.

Tom has held roles in general management, commercial and business development in Ireland and Internationally in large multi-national companies and has extensive of experience in the B2B and B2C environment. He has also previously set up his own businesses in manufacturing and hospitality sectors and has an in-depth understanding of the issues facing start-ups.

Tom is a CPA, holds an MSc in Executive Leadership from University of Ulster and a Diploma in International Marketing from Irish Institute of European Affairs at Leuven, Belgium.  

Programme Manager:
David McDonnell 

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David manages the delivery of the New Frontiers Entrepreneur Development Programme at the Synergy Centre since January 2017. This programme is Ireland’s flagship Entrepreneur development programme aimed at supporting innovative new businesses to start and grow and is funded by Enterprise Ireland.

He has 30 years’ experience gained in SME’s and multinational technology companies where he held various senior management roles with responsibility for product development, supply chain operations, customer support and business development in addition to general management responsibilities and has also run his own online business.

He is an Engineering graduate of Dundalk IT and the University of Limerick and has earned an MBA from the Smurfit Graduate Business School of University College Dublin;  an MSc in Manufacturing Management & Technology from the Open University and  a certificate in Training and Continuing Education from Maynooth University.


Enterprise Support :

Sinead Reddy has been with It Tallaght since 2000. She joins the team from February 2017