SOLD OUT: Lessons in Sales Leadership


Leading the sales organization is one of the most challenging roles in business today. Digital acceleration, Consumer 3.0, global competition, increased regulation, Brexit implications, and new and faster communication channels mean it’s an ever-changing and challenging leadership role. And we haven’t mentioned leading and developing your sales people yet!

Yet effective sales leadership can be the difference between your organisation thriving or barely surviving!

That said, success in sales leadership is driven by personal experience such as - the customers you met, the sales prospects who said no, the peer network you have built up, and the sales leaders who guided and mentored you along the way.

With this in mind, we are delighted to invite our Munster members to join us for this event, where our panel of senior and experienced Business Leaders will share the lessons they have learned along their journey.

This is a members-only event.  Non-members who are interested please email

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Thursday, 20th April 2017

The Montenotte Hotel

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Paul Montgomery


Reardens of Washington Street Ltd

John Mullins



Frankie Whelehan

Managing Director

Montenottee Hotel

Paul is Managing Director of the Reardens Group, which owns and operates some of Ireland’s most successful pub and nightclub venues.

Paul spent his early business career with Bank Of Ireland and despite being appointed to a senior role at a young age, he left the bank to follow his entrepreneurial ambitions and acquired the Western Star pub in Cork in the 1990s

His interests have grown substantially since then to inclue Rearden's of Washington Street, Havana Browns, Preachers Bar, Chambers and The Oliver Plunkett. Most recently he recently opened Cork’s newest restaurant on Washington Street, with celebrity chef, Rachel Allen

Paul’s businesses are a huge supporter of local employment; employing over 350 people in Cork

Although he is a proud Clare man, Paul is widely recognised as somebody who always puts Cork first and he is extremely active across a variety of projects which are designed to promote Cork both Nationally and Internationally. Most recently the ‘Cork Cashes Out’ initiative, which was Paul’s brainchild won a major international award.

John Mullins, 48, is Chief Executive Officer of Amarenco, a fast growing company which is focused on the development, financing and ownership of solar assets in Europe. Previous to this role, John was Chief Executive of Bord Gáis from December 2007 until the end of 2012. During this time, BGE established a significant electricity business and developed significant renewable and conventional generation assets. He has held senior management positions with ESB, ESB International, PricewaterhouseCoopers (UK) and NTR plc. He is Chairman of the Port of Cork Company and Heneghan PR in Ireland. He is a Fellow of Engineers Ireland and the Irish Academy of Engineering. He holds a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from the Smurfit Business School in UCD, Dublin. John was recently award a Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur by the French Government.

Prior to this role, I was Group CEO of one of Ireland's largest companies, Bord Gais. I held this position for over five years was responsible for significant diversification from the core gas business into electricity, water and telecoms. Significant asset growth was created during this period.

Specialties: Leadership, Strategic Transformation, Business Development, Investment Advisory and Management

Over the past ten years, Frankie has founded, managed and sold two Hotel Groups in Ireland (Quality Hotel Group Sale in 2007 with 12 Hotels and the Clarion Hotel Group Sale in 2016 with 11 Hotels), a career Hotelier – Frankie is also the founder of First Choice Purchasing which is the largest outsourced procurement Group in the Hotel, Restaurant and Nursing Home sectors with an annual spend of €150m. The re-development and re-positioning of The Montenotte Hotel in Cork and the development of a Townhouse Hotel on Dublin’s Harcourt Terrace are the current focus. Frankie lives and works in Cork and is married to Josephine a Boutique Owner (Dressed – Bandon) and they have three girls, all currently in education.