Paul is a people person in the true sense—he just loves to see the people around him making progress. Since July 2019, Paul has served as Director of Open Enrollment Programs in the Kelley School of Business Executive Education at Indiana University. Paul was appointed Director of the Stayer Center for Executive Education at the University of Notre Dame in November 2015 and retired in June 2019.
From 2001 until 2015 he served as Director of Non-Degree Programs in Executive Education at Notre Dame. Prior to joining Notre Dame, he was Director of the Cincinnati Center for Management and Executive Development in the College of Business Administration at the University of Cincinnati for 12 years. Paul has designed and delivered leadership and management programmes in open enrolment, custom and online formats and is passionate about being part of the Atosú team.
Former fund manager, maths teacher, rugby player and coach, Dave founded Impact Recycling in 2014 and developed a breakthrough plastic recycling technology which separates post-consumer mixed rigid plastic waste to recover two consistent streams of post-consumer resin (PCR); polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP), each with a 98% purity. Dave and the organisation want to be part of the global change in how we use plastic to make our planet better. He’s keen to share what he learned on the journey so far to support others who want to improve how the world handles plastics.
Anjan is above all a family man. His credentials speak for themselves—he’s an expert in the world of finance and economics but in truth he recognises that human behaviour is equally fascinating. He is the John E. Simon Professor of Finance and the director of doctoral programmes at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis.
A multi award-winning teacher, he has worked extensively with the boards of directors of various organisations and helped numerous Fortune 500 firms to navigate the complexities of financing, capital investment, and performance evaluation for strategic decision-making. Considered one of the most prolific finance researchers in recent history, Anjan designs and teaches PhD and MBA programs, has published research articles in leading economics and finance journals and written numerous books, including The Economics of Higher Purpose with Robert Quinn.
Robert cares deeply for people and is committed to using his skills and experience to make a difference in the world. He hails from the USA but when he scratched his family tree, he discovered his roots in Donegal, Ireland. He is the Margaret Elliot Tracy Collegiate Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business and co-founder of the Ross Center for Positive Organizations.
His research and writing focus on purpose, leadership, culture and change. An award-winning teacher, Robert is in the top 1% of professors cited in organizational behavior textbooks, is known as an audience-centric speaker (his talk on personal purpose went viral with over 16 million views) and has published 18 books, including The Economics of Higher Purpose with Anjan Thakor.
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Paul has an uncanny knack of being able to go from the macro to the micro and vice versa in real time. He is comfortable operating between these two poles to solve a problem or decide a strategic direction at scale. He has spent decades delivering major change and performance improvement in businesses operating in rapidly changing environments.
He is a former senior executive in a major oil company, holds board and advisory roles in the energy industry, including Carbon Connect—which facilitates discussion between business, government and parliament to bring about a low carbon transformation—and is an advisor to one of the largest private equity funds in the world. Most importantly, today Paul is dedicated to and passionate about developing leaders and management teams to embrace a broader ethical view of doing business.
Conor discovered graphic design by accident while at the cinema with his father in 1978. A short film entitled ‘Picture to Post’ which featured the work of English postage stamp designer David Gentleman was his Eureka moment. The influence of that film can still be seen in his work today — check out the signage for Tormay House, which was a post office back in the 19 th century. Conor was the recipient of the Catherine Donnelly Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to design in Ireland, at the 2019 ICAD Awards. He specialises in strategy and design for brands, products, services and culture.
International publications such as Graphis, The Art Director’s Club New York Annual and Who’s Who in Graphic Design have featured his work. His work has been exhibited in Dublin, London, Havana, Maastricht, Milan, New York and Tokyo. He is the founder and programme leader of Design West International Summer School, which is his elaborate excuse for escaping to Connemara for two weeks every summer.
Having spent much of his adult life in Australia in the daily cut and thrust of the entrepreneurial world, Brendan found himself asking many of the big questions in life. Returning to Ireland he has reshaped his life and career over the last 20 years—studying psychology, philosophy, and spirituality—and is accredited by the Viktor Frankl International Institute of Logotherapy & Existential Analysis, Vienna. He’s passionate about using his expertise in evidence-based accompaniment theory to help people discover meaning and joy through the ups and downs of their careers and lives. He is energised by the possibilities of broader impact from working with global leaders.
Alan is happiest when deep in the challenge of bringing an efficient but, more importantly, effective solution to a complex issue or project. His background is in marketing and innovation, and he has advised global leaders on communications strategy and creative planning, particularly around equitable workforces, employee wellbeing and corporate social responsibility programmes.
Alan is passionate about personal growth and development, helping companies shape their brand and purpose and challenging clients to rethink. He’s also an avid player of the Irish sport of Hurling and is often found enthusiastically explaining its ancient origins and modern evolution to global partners. From this stems his passion for health and hobbies and a belief that good sleep is key to good decision making, and that inspiration most often comes in the kitchen preparing a meal.
Gerry is the person who knows the value of pulling back the bow before firing the arrow. His career to date has been spent developing, delivering and managing solutions that improve the competence and performance of organisations. Before he takes responsibility to deliver any project, he really wants to understand what your needs are.
He’s passionate about the value of the time spent upfront to make sure we are delivering what the customer really needs and wants. His decades of experience span numerous industries including software development, telecommunications and public service. He specialises in conducting organisational needs analysis and is passionate about sharing his experience to benefit the sustainable personal growth of those he works with.
Colm is best known for an enthusiasm which fuels ideas, conversations and businesses, and he embodies the Irish cultural trait of education and enchantment through storytelling. Colm founded Atosú in 2019 after a decade forming it in his mind. Over his career he has worked in a variety of senior roles in the corporate and entrepreneurial world, specialising in disruptive business strategy and creative solution design.
He has worked in numerous industries including corporate training, telecommunications, software and energy. Returning to what he loves most, Colm studied applied spirituality and founded Atosú to work with people who want to make a difference, grow and develop themselves and their organisations through sharing their experiences and stories, and listening to others.