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Denis Lynch 

Managing Director

Over 20 years of industry experience with 15 years board level exposure with responsibilities across commercial, financial, operations, new product development and marketing. Denis has worked across the roles of Managing Director, Group Sales Director, Divisional Business Director, Company Director, Share Holder, Board level Director and Private Equity Firm interlocutor.

Previously the Managing Director of Valeo Professional with responsibilities for of a portfolio of 30+ brands and 1,250+ product ranges. Products range across Valeo’s manufacturing and own brands, along with Principal Management / Agency Management brands, for the domestic and export markets of Ireland, Northern Ireland, UK, North America, France and Italy.

Denis worked in supplying the foodservice channels of Out of Home, Multiples, Wholesalers, Hotels Restaurants Catering, Fast Casual, Four Courts, Convenience/Retail, Coffee Shops & Pubs, Institutional Catering & Pharma.

A seasoned architect and project manager of mergers and acquisitions, including companies of combined revenues of €300m, Denis was a key driver in taking Shamrock Foods from €90m in 2010 through re-branding, mergers and acquisitions to Valeo Foods with €750m revenues in 2016.