Declan is an experienced operations executive, having spent his career to date in operations and general management roles in multiple industries, spanning early stage companies and global multi-billion dollar enterprises. Throughout his career he has delivered value to shareholders through superior P&L and balance sheet results as well as to customers with differentiated product and/or service offerings.
His most recent role was as COO in Boston-Power, a lithium-ion battery startup company focused on both the consumer electronics and electric vehicle markets where he successfully led the commercialization of the technology. He currently serves as the advisor to Enpower Energy and acting COO.
At JDSU, he drove the restructuring of the optical communications business, maintaining focus on customer retention, revenue growth, profitability, cash generation and conservation. He was also responsible for the integration of strategic acquisitions and delivered the targeted deal value. He spent 10 years in the hard disk drive industry, initially setting up Quantum’s European base in Ireland before moving to the US to eventually lead operations for a $3bn enterprise.