Management Team

John Treacy

With over 19 years of consulting experience in the EU, North America and more recently Japan, John's specialist areas include analysis, strategy, sales force effectiveness, business process outsourcing, strategic HR and communications.

John has worked with global client names such as GE, Vodafone, Capgemini, Heineken, DePuy/Johnson & Johnson, NEC Electronics, and well known Irish client names such as the HSE, Tunstall / Emergency Response, Group 4 Securicor, Tesco, IDA Ireland, NUIG and RTÉ.

In 2012, Treacy Consulting set up a partnership with SanovoMed to help Irish and UK healthcare companies enter the Japanese market.

Prior to setting up Treacy Consulting in 2004, John Treacy worked with two global management consulting firms, Towers Watson and Sibson & Company/Segal.

During his seven years in the US, John worked with clients such as Regent Medical, AOL, AAA, Borg-Warner/Burns Security, Borg-Warner Automotive, IntelliRisk, CSAA Insurance, Orkin/Rollins, Nestlé,, Mebane Packaging and Shaw Industries.

John is the Managing Director of Treacy Consulting. As the Head of Policy for the Dublin Docklands Business Forum, John was appointed by the Minister for the Environment to the DDDA Council in May 2012, and to the Advisory Group of the new Docklands SDZ. In September 2012, John was appointed to the Board of IRUPA, the Irish Rugby Union Players Association, to help protect players’ welfare and secure their careers after rugby.

Before moving into management consulting, John spent two years in the futures and options trading industry, working on the trading floor of the Chicago Board of Trade and on the Foreign Exchange team at ABN-Amro.

John graduated as a Bachelor of Business and Legal Studies (BBLS) degree from University College Dublin in 1995 studying law and commerce.

Stephen Treacy

Stephen has been working in the areas of corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and e-commerce strategy for over 18 years across the US and Europe.

Stephen has also worked for four years as Strategy and Business Development Manager for C&C Group. Based in Dublin, this work involved assessing new markets, new products and acquisitions across Europe, the United States and South America.

Prior to this, Stephen worked exclusively for the US strategy group of the German Stock Exchange (Deutsche Boerse), the Swiss Stock Exchange, and Eurex, the largest futures and options exchange in the world. Based in Chicago, Stephen was engaged to help define, plan and implement the $6 billion company's US market-entry strategy.

Prior to his work at Deutsche Boerse, Stephen worked as a corporate strategy consultant for clients such as GE Financial Assurance, Baxter Pharmaceuticals, the Canadian Government, Genentech Biotechnology, Peabody Energy, and Nestle/Ralston Purina. Stephen's corporate strategy work in this area included M&A due-diligence, new product/new market feasibility studies, cross border trade initiatives, marketing benchmarking studies and e-commerce business strategies.

Stephen graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Management) from Trinity College Dublin. Stephen also holds an Advanced Diploma in Administration and Marketing from the Dublin Institute of Technology.

Kevin Spring

Between 1989 and 2005 Kevin worked for Watson Wyatt (now Towers Watson), undertaking a variety of roles, including business development, where his client portfolio covered Europe and North America. Among his areas of specialisation was HR issues related to mergers and acquisitions. As a senior partner he was involved in high level strategy consulting and during his last five years with the firm he was Managing Consultant for the firm’s business activities in Ireland.

In this role, he worked with members of the Euro Matrix Group on major strategy and policy issues. He then co-ordinated the work of local Practice Leaders, Account Managers and Business Services team leaders to implement this strategy (including sales and marketing strategy), develop appropriate business plans and meet revenue and profit targets. Under his leadership, the firm’s business in Ireland doubled in size and revenues.

At previous times in his career, Kevin has been an HR Director, Head of Sales and Marketing and Consultant on HR strategy, reward strategy and flexible benefits. His experience has covered both the private and public sectors.

In the UK, Kevin was account manager for the BBC, Barclays Bank, British Telecom and Tomkins. Whilst living and working in Ireland, his clients included the Bank of Ireland (reward strategy), Bank of Scotland (acquisition and integration of ICC Bank), ACC Bank (reward strategy), C&C (executive compensation) and Vodafone (sales force effectiveness).

Since retiring from Watson Wyatt, Kevin has developed a portfolio career. He has played a number of non-executive roles and is currently Chairman of three consulting firms, Total Rewards Group and Good Measures Ltd in the UK, and Treacy Consulting in Ireland.

Kevin has been very successful in operating at a senior management level as well as working direct with clients to help solve their specific problems. His range of experience enables him to take an unusually broad view of business and employment matters.

In addition to his management experience, Kevin is skilled in all areas of HR and reward strategy and has a great insight into how reward strategy can be developed to promote positive employee behaviour. He has worked with many companies to provide advice to them on how reward can be aligned with corporate goals and objectives.

Kevin is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

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