Denise McQuaid

Denise McQuaid

Director of Innovation - Comotion Consulting

Denise Mcquaid is a dynamic leader with a proven track record in technology, marketing and digital. She has held MD, CEO and Head of Ops roles in companies around the world, from the USA to China. She has over 15 years’ experience of developing and creating innovative new businesses and products. Her previous roles include Managing Director of Ashville Media in Dublin, and Regional CEO of the SaonGroup in China where she opened and managed three new territories and built a team of over 270 employees. Most recently she has been immersed in the UK start-up tech scene as Managing Director of UP Accelerator where she has guided many young businesses to commercial and investment success.

Denise is currently Director of Innovation at Comotion Consulting. There she uses practical tools and a structured approach to help organisations to jumpstart innovation to drive bottom line impact. She creates breakthrough customer experiences, new services, products and business models, and turns analytics into action. Denise has an infectious enthusiasm for start-up software and technology companies and has a wide-ranging and deep knowledge of strategy development and implementation.

Denise is also a Board Advisor for Open for Vintage, Investment Advisor for Smart Start, a mentor on the The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme, the Irish International Business Network Future Leaders Programme, and a committee member for the Tech London Advocates China working group and Judge with the European Future Ideas Programme.

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