Select Tech Group Leadership
Ciaran McCormack – Managing Director
An experienced and dynamic Managing Director, Ciaran leads a team of over 300 across 34 locations in the UK & Ireland. At Select Technology Group he has overseen a rapid growth phase that has made it the largest Apple Premium Reseller in the UK & Ireland. With a core belief in collaboration, Ciaran has built a team surrounding him that adds value to the company thanks to their business and people skills. Alongside him, the senior management team combine years of experienced leadership and team mentoring which has been vital in driving and sustaining the rapid growth of the organisation.
Prior to Select, Ciaran was the Channel Manager for Apple, an appointment that came about as a direct result of his 9-year career as one of Ireland’s leading professional development consultants, retail sales trainers and digital content creators. During this time Ciaran was responsible for the growth of Apple’s corporate, retail (Apple Premium Reseller), business to business and public sector segments.
Alan Victory – Finance Director
Finance Director, Alan Victory is a qualified chartered accountant having trained originally with EY, with a focus on financial services, assurance, taxation and corporate finance. Alan moved into the retail services and support industries with The Kleerex Group then moved to New Store Europe, covering the worldwide business. Following the Kleerex sale to New Store Europe, Alan moved into Eason & Son in Dublin as Director of Trading and worked on other consultancy projects. Alan later moved into a full-time CFO role with Celtech Software Group, with a complete focus on retail and wholesale software, developing the business considerably, until Alan joined the Select Technology Group in early 2018.
Ed Clarkin – Commercial Director
Ed Clarkin joined Select Technology Group in December 2016 bringing extensive industry experience having worked in the wider Telecoms marketplace for 18 years both in distribution with Radius Communications and with Siemens Mobile and Siemens Enterprise Solutions on the vendor account management side. Ed was appointed Commercial Director of Select in January ’18, responsible for delivering growth across the corporate and education sectors of the Select business. His remit also includes strategic planning implementation and operational oversight of the day-to-day activities of Select corporate and education sectors in both the UK & Ireland. Ed studied at the Institute of Project Management Ireland, The Computer Network Institute and The Dublin Business School.
Jason Smith – Retail Director
Jason is responsible for developing and operating the Select Technology Group’s retail portfolio and strategy. Jason has a wealth of omnichannel experience spending the previous 12 years working for Bang & Olufsen and has held numerous commercial, project-based and sale lead positions, including Head of Sales for UK/IR and latterly, Head of Global Franchise Recruitment. Before joining Bang & Olufsen, Jason held senior management positions in private and corporate-owned entities and brings a great understanding of the need to be both strategic in mindset but agile and hands-on to ensure the business reaches its short and long-term goals.
Don Holmes – Sales Director, Blink 24
Don joined Select Technology Group in 2019 to head up Blink 24 Distribution business which was established to bring a true boutique distribution offering to the market. Don joins with extensive industry experience, having previously been Sales Director within TNS Distribution and managed business units across the UK and the eCommerce business in the JAPAC region.
Don is a huge believer in the importance of staying true to our values and the importance of partnerships in the distribution network. Having seen changes in the industry in the past number of years Don is tasked with the day-to-day operational management of Blink 24 as well as the strategic planning for future growth of the business. With this in mind, Don is joined by a dynamic team of key people who are mindful every day of the values of Blink 24 and delivering success for our retail partners.