Aidan McGrath is an experienced trainer with a wealth of commercial experience. He has particular strengths in Sales, Sales Management, Business Development, and Entrepreneurship.
He co-developed and delivered the Sales Leadership Programme for the William J. Clinton Leadership Institute at Queen's University.
He has over 30 years experience in the ICT sector with broad commercial experience at CEO and Board level. He has substantial experience in C-level contract negotiation (in both public and private sectors).
Aidan holds a B.Sc. (Honours) in Biochemistry from the University of Ulster and an MBA from Trinity College Dublin.
His initial career was as a management consultant with Arthur Andersen (now Accenture). He subsequently joined McDonnell Douglas Information Systems Limited (now Capita) where he was awarded the Presidents Club qualification for ‘Outstanding Sales Achievement’ for five successive years and was promoted to General Manager of the N.I. Operation.
In 1993, he founded Beckinridge, a technology training company, and grew it organically from zero to one of the most respected technology training companies in Ireland. He developed and delivered Sales Training courses for technology companies throughout the world including the UK, the Far East, South Africa and Silicon Valley. He developed and delivered the Export Sales Training programme for the Irish Software Association which ran for 8 years and trained sales teams from over 120 Irish Software companies.
He is currently a director of two of Northern Ireland fastest growing technology startups.