Speaker Profile: Kevin Neary – Founding Partner of GameStop


We are delighted to announce that Kevin Brian Neary – Founding Partner of GameStop will be speaking at the Coolest Projects this year!

Kevin is a Board Member of the Institute of Directors and Chairman/Investor of Fantom since May 2011 to date, Chairman of Charles J Johnston & Sons (Johnston Shopfitters) 2012 to date (NED since 2011), Executive Chairman/Investor in PennyOwl Corporation since June 2012.

He is also Mentor/Coach for various companies and individuals. He was the Founding Partner and Managing Director of GameStop Group Limited, taking the organisation from start up in 1994 to a market valuation of €100m in 2008 when it was acquired by an NYSE Fortune 300 Company. Kevin was also the early stage Investor and Mentor in Demonware Software and Jolt Online Games. Both companies were sold to Multi National acquirers.

Kevin has been an adjudicator at many start entrepreneur / innovation national competitions including the Irish Times / Intertrade Ireland Innovation Awards, Hothouse Docklands Innovation Awards, Bolton Trust Business Start Up Awards and DCU Ryan Academy Awards.

We are excited to hear Kevin speaking on the day about his experience as leader in the games industry!