Our Board

Tirna Partners’ Board of Directors is comprised of a team of seasoned individuals with strong track records of achievement in guiding management teams to achieve their corporate initiatives. Our Directors have global experience in all aspects of board operations, including: direction, recruitment, compensation, supervision, governance and fiduciary duties.


Brian Barry


Brian Barry is a dynamic executive with over 25 years of global experience in leadership, product commercialization, large project integration and change management. Served as a corporate director in Canada, US and Europe. Managed multinational, medium and start-up companies.

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In addition to his Partnership responsibilities at Tirna, Brian is Chairman of PinPoint and Neuralitic and is a director of Ticoon Financial. He is an advisor to ClickFree and a number of multi-national companies.

Brian had a variety of roles at Ericsson; Chief Executive Officer of Ericsson Canada; Managing Director in the UK; Head of several international product units. Brian was the first Chief Executive Officer and a director at Hyperchip, which developed Internet routing equipment and Chief Executive Officer of Destinator, a global navigation consumer applications developer that provides solutions to customers such as LG, Acer and Motorola (acquired by Intrinsic in 2008). He served on the boards of Cilys, a wireless software company (acquired by Openware Systems Inc.) and Mobile Diagnostics Inc., a producer of automated solutions to mobile devices (acquired by BitFone.

Brian has assisted companies in areas such as Consumer Products, Pharmacy, Analytics, Big Data, Advertising, Mobile and Internet applications, M2M, large Project management programs and financing/M&A.

A native of Ireland, Brian holds a Bachelor of Business Studies from the University of Limerick and pursued his studies at the IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland. Brian is an advisor to Enterprise Ireland in Canada, University of Limerick, Ireland and has recently been appointed as an advisor to the Irish Government.



Don O'Brien


Don is a knowledgeable business executive with 20+ years of progressive experience including leadership responsibility for Sales, Marketing, Business Development, Product Development and Operations in Canada, the US and globally. Don has been successful in startups, enterprises and Multinationals.

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Don will focus on business development and market entry strategies for companies wishing to expand their businesses in North America. In addition, Don will participate in private equity investments and fundraising for high-growth technology companies..

Prior to co-founding Tirna Partners, Don operated Dontel Consulting Inc. where he advised senior executives at Mobile Operators and/or suppliers selling in to Mobile Operators globally on growth strategies, customer acquisition and retention, product development, distribution strategies, channel compensation, systems, operations, M&A and new Value Added Services (ie. M2M, messaging, mobile advertising, content, signaling services, unified communications, etc).

Don has been successful in both startup and corporate environments in North America and globally. He held executive positions with P&L responsibility for Aerial Communications (acquired by T-Mobile) and Excel Telecommunications (acquired by BCE Inc.) and was recognized for exceeding corporate objectives whether they were expanding the business, turning around the business or maximizing valuation prior to being acquired.

Don holds an Honours Bachelor of Administrative and Policy Studies and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Economics from Trent University. He has actively served on Enterprise Ireland's North American Wireless Advisory Board since 2005 and he continues to operate his real estate and franchise brokerage.