Irish travel software firm Datalex has appointed a new chief financial officer.
As reported by The Irish Independent, Datalex has appointed Dan Creedon as its chief financial officer and a director of the company.
Creedon will reportedly commence the role in January, and reportedly joins Datalex from building materials giant CRH where he was reportedly finance director for the company’s Europe Materials division.
Before that, he was reportedly CFO at Tarmac, a CRH company.
Prior to that, Creedon reportedly spent over ten years in Asia and the Middle East serving as CFO, Asia Pacific at Cisco, at Lenovo and at Dell.
Earlier in his career, he reportedly spent ten years at Intel where he held senior finance roles in Ireland, Malaysia, the United States, the Philippines, and in the UK.
Creedon is reportedly a Chartered Management Accountant and reportedly holds an MBA from the University of Manchester.
Datalex reportedly said in a statement that Creedon has “extensive experience as a finance and operations leader across multiple industries and countries. He brings a deep knowledge of the technology industry, building high performance finance teams, global markets and mergers & acquisitions.”
Dermot Desmond-backed Datalex is reportedly also appointing Dermot Halpin as a non-executive director, with effect from January 1.
Halpin is reportedly a “highly experienced” global tech executive and has reportedly held CEO and president positions at several US and European public and private travel and technology firms including Tripadvisor and Expedia.
He has reportedly also served on the boards of Ding, E-long, and VoyagesSNCF, amongst other consumer tech boards.
Halpin reportedly holds an MBA from INSEAD and reportedly studied engineering at UCD.
Commenting on the appointments, Datalex CEO Sean Corkery reportedly said, “I am very pleased to welcome Dan and Dermot to Datalex and have no doubt they will make strong individual contributions to our success,” and, “This is a pivotal time for the company. We recently announced our newest customer engagement, Virgin Australia, and I am confident we are moving to a period of structured growth with the right talent to support that growth.”
Datalex, which helps airlines to improve their ancillary sales to customers, reportedly generated adjusted earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of $1.8 million (€1.5 million) for the six months to June 30, which was reportedly a swing on a loss of $1.3 million (€1.1 million) in the same period last year.
Revenue for the six month period was reportedly $12.6 million (€10.6 million), which was reportedly a 5% decline versus the same period in 2020.
Datalex’s customers reportedly include Aer Lingus, Air China, Hainan Group, JetBlue and Trailfinders.
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