Ciaran McGowan(B.Sc Mgmt & M.Sc. Comp)


StaffBalance was founded in 2007 by Ciaran McGowan, a Trinity College Dublin Management and Computer Science graduate. Prior to establishing StaffBalance, he worked as a software designer, business analyst and principle consultant for Eontec, Fineos and latterly IIBBank.

Ciaran is the inventor of a business performance tracking tool that provides fact, depth and visibility of real costs, profitability drivers and operational efficiencies. Ciaran’s unique simulation modeling tools have saved the StaffBalance customer base over €1.5 million in costs. StaffBalance customers include Bord Gais, KBC Bank, Zurich and the Blood Transfusion Board.

Ciaran McGowan’s intro at Staff Balance Conference 2010 (video)

Ian Forsythe

Sales Director

Ian Forsythe is a professional and experienced Sales professional. Prior to joining StaffBalance, Ian worked as Development Director for Netcall technology for 3 years. Previous to his role, Ian was Business Development Director for Borland Inc. Northern Europe based in The Netherlands. Ian has over 15 years experience in the software industry in both the UK and European markets.

Romualdas Maciulis

Managing Director & CTO

Romualdas is an experienced IT Business Development Manager with a background in Management and Finance. He’s been working with some of the largest Eastern Europe IT companies & has been a catalyst in introducing several world-class vendors to the Baltic states market, including Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) and EMC (NYSE:EMC).

Romualdas has also managed a specialist import & distribution company and played a key role in the sale of the business. An avid chess player since age six, he also graduated music school (piano) with honours & was a laureate of several national competitions.

Belinda Brummer

HR & Operations Director

Belinda Brummer is a senior HR professional with extensive experience in start-up, SME, plc, acquisition and growth environments in the IT industry.

Prior to joining Staff Balance, she was the Group HR Manager for MindLeaders ThirdForce (previously ThirdForce plc) with the remit of managing and enhancing the ThirdForce HR proposition in Ireland, UK, Australia and Canada. Her expertise is in the area of strategic HR operations, twice leading her previous employer to be listed as one of the Best Companies to Work For in Ireland.

Belinda’s passion, aside from photography and adventure, is in promoting an internal consultancy approach to HR as well focusing on deep metrics to drive positive impact.

She holds a H.Dip Ed, Diploma in HRM and an MBS (Management Consultancy), the latter from UCD Michael Smurfit School of Business.

  • Company Registration Number: 508847 (Focus Fact Ltd. t/a Staff Balance)
  • VAT Number: IE9817543W
  • Directors: R.Maciulis (Lithuanian), V.Maciuliene (Lithuanian)
  • Registered Address: 12 Balfeddock, Slane, Co. Meath, Ireland.
  • HQ Address: NCI Innovation Centre, Mayor Street, IFSC, Dublin 1, Ireland.