08 Aug Meet the Judges – Irish Early Career Awards 2017
We are delighted to announce the latest additions to the Irish Early Career Awards judging panel.
Each year the Irish Early Career Awards selects experts from the professional services sectors and invites them to be a member of the Irish Early Career Awards judging panel. Their job? Select the finalists and recipients of the prestigious Awards. Take a look at this year’s stellar panelists lending their brains, energy and heart!
The 2017 Judging Panel
Emmet Ryan: Editor of Connected Magazine and business & technology reporter with the Sunday Business Post
Emmet Ryan is editor of Connected Magazine and a business & technology reporter with the Sunday Business Post. In 2009, he was named Journalist of the Year at the IIA NetVisionary Awards and won the Alumni Choice Award at the 2014 Business Journalist Awards.
As the Connected Editor with the Sunday Business Post, Emmet manages Ireland’s latest technology magazine as well as reporting on Business and technology for the main paper. Ryan is also the beer and betting columnist along with hosting the Sunday Business Post’s successful Connected podcast. His experience also includes being a freelance journalist for the Irish Times and others writing features on Business and technology.
Emmet joins our judging panel as the lead judge in the Irish Early Career IT & Tech Professional of the Year category.
Marissa is the founder and creator of Cocoa Brown– the revolutionary tanning brand, founded after years spent studying and working in the beauty industry. She is a regular media contributor as a business owner and is one of the most well-respected beauty editors in the country. Marissa has won multiple awards for her entrepreneurial success including IMAGE Magazine Irish Start Up of the Year 2013.
We are delighted to have Marissa joining the panel this year and she will be the lead judge in the Early Career Entrepreneur of the Year category.
Johnny spent 15 years working as an agency recruiter in Ireland and the Caribbean before co-founding Social Talent with business partner, Vincent O’Donoghue. Johnny’s expertise lie in identifying and delivering the benefits of a web 3.0 world to the recruitment industry. He prides himself on being able to provide recruiters with the tools to source directly from the internet, enabling them to build talent communities on social media and helping corporates to develop and market their employer brand online in the places where their target audience spend the most time, namely social media. When he’s not playing Sensei to thousands of Sourcing ninjas, speaking at conferences worldwide, and being awarded accolades and titles like LinkedIn PowerProfile 2015.
Johnny will be the lead judge in the PR & Marketing Professional of the Year category.
For a full list of the other members of the judging panel please click here.