Donal Byrne, CEO

Donal Byrne is the CEO of Corvil, and has over twenty five years' experience working in the field of high performance computer and network communication systems. Donal joined Corvil in 2000 as the non-executive Chairman and since 2002 he has served as CEO driving the company to a leading position in monitoring systems for high performance enterprises.

Prior to Corvil, Donal was the Chief Marketing Officer of FirstMark Communications, an alternate broadband service provider in Europe. In 1996, Donal co-founded Berkeley Networks in Silicon Valley, which was acquired in 1998 by Fore Systems, a leader in Internet switching. He was senior vice president of marketing at Fore Systems until the company was acquired a year later by GEC. Between 1993 and 1996, he was director of architecture and product management at Bay Networks (formerly Synoptics and Wellfleet), responsible for development of next-generation routers and switches. Donal joined Synoptics from Digital Equipment Corporation in Boston, where he led hardware and software engineering development on a wide range of data switching and Internet routing products. Donal holds B.E. and M.Eng.Sc. degrees from University College, Dublin.

He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and events, and has numerous publications and patents in the field of high performance computing and low-latency network communication systems.

Raymond Russell, CTO & Co-Founder

Raymond is a founder of Corvil and co-inventor of its core technology. He started his career as a research assistant under Prof. John Lewis in the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS). There he worked with John and Fergal Toomey (Chief Scientist with Corvil) in pioneering the measurement of the Large Deviation properties of packet-switched network traffic.

In 1997, Raymond completed his Ph.D. thesis on the transformation of stochastic processes under random time-changes, and took up a part-time Assistant Professorship in DIAS. He used the rest of his time to work with Lewis and Toomey on the foundations of Corvil, which he joined full-time in 2000. He used a central result of his thesis to apply the original form of the technology to IP networks.

Since 2000, Raymond has played an instrumental role in building a strong company and product suite around the core Corvil technology, covering many areas such as network science, product management, technical sales, and field engineering.

As Chief Technology Officer, Raymond is focused on driving continued advancement and fulfillment of Corvil’s innovations with a focus on applications and infrastructure performance. Recently, Raymond has led intensive investigations into performance issues impacting Enterprise applications and utilized this experience to improve Corvil’s product offering. 

Fergal Toomey, Chief Scientist & Co-Founder

Fergal is one of Corvil’s founders and a specialist in bandwidth and QoS measurement technologies. He has been involved in the design and development of innovative traffic measurement and analysis algorithms for the past 12 years. Prior to joining Corvil in 2000, Fergal held the position of assistant professor in the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, where he was a member of Prof. John T. Lewis’ applied probability group which also included Raymond Russell, Corvil’s Chief Technology Officer.

At DIAS, Fergal worked on applications ranging from probability theory and game theory to performance modeling and analysis for networks and real-time computing systems. He has published technical papers on subjects including real-time QoS-aware measurement of network traffic and performance analysis of network queuing and scheduling models.

At Corvil Fergal has been intensively involved in developing key product innovations directly applicable to managing IT system performance. Recently he has been involved in applying these innovations in the Enterprise sector to help our customers realize the full capabilities of the product.

Fergal holds an M.Sc. in Physics and a Ph.D. in Applied Probability Theory, both from Trinity College, Dublin.

Van Diamandakis, Chief Marketing Officer

Van is chief marketing officer at Corvil, bringing more than 20 years of technology marketing experience with industry leaders like AT&T, Oracle, WebEx, Riverbed Technology and ServiceSource.

Van has specialized in creating high-performance marketing engines for start-ups and late stage growth companies, with a great track record of acceleration to positive financial events for brands like Model N (IPO), WebEx (Acquisition), Riverbed (IPO) and ServiceSource (IPO).

Van has Journalism and MBA degrees from the University of Iowa.

James Henry, VP Engineering & Operations

James joined Corvil in March 2004 as Director of Customer Advocacy with responsibility for the global delivery of technical support, project management and training. In May 2005, James was promoted to VP Engineering with responsibility for product delivery. In February 2007, his role was expanded to include operations.

James brings extensive management, project management, information systems and software engineering experience to Corvil having held a variety of senior positions at a pan-European and International level. Prior to Corvil, James was VP for Worldwide Services at Adobe Systems in San Jose responsible for service delivery on desktop products and enterprise solutions. From 1999, James was Managing Director of JetForm in Dublin responsible for delivery of business process automation solutions to customers in the financial and government sectors across Europe. In 2001, he took up the position of CIO at JetForm based in Canada. Prior to this, James held a number of consulting and software engineering positions including Practice Manager at ICL/Fujitsu, where he managed large scale data warehouse and ERP developments and deployments.

James holds a Masters in Business Administration from University College Dublin. 

Donal O'Sullivan, VP Product Management

Donal is VP Product Management at Corvil. He has over 15 years' experience developing and creating products in the high-performance network and application delivery space. Donal’s team collaborates with clients, sales and development teams, and industry analysts to ensure that the Corvil product is aligned with the requirements of the modern enterprise, while maintaining its strong reputation for technical innovation.

He previously worked in Euristix/Marconi in a technical management role, where he spent several years in San Jose developing and delivering infrastructure management projects to some of the largest global equipment vendors.  Donal is named co-inventor on several Corvil patents.

Donal holds a degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Limerick. 

Sandra Bowen, VP of Finance & Legal Affairs 

Sandra has focused her professional career in the software industry, holding senior financial roles including responsibility for legal and human resources. Prior to joining Corvil, Sandra held the position of finance director at TIBCO Inc, with roles in both EMEA and the United States. Before then she was vice president of finance at ObjectStar, as well as head of finance at Cognotec, both with worldwide responsibilities.

Sandra has degrees in business studies from Trinity College, Dublin and in Irish law from Griffith College, Dublin. She is trained as a chartered accountant with PWC in Ireland and Bermuda, qualifying in 1991.

Peter O'Neill, Global VP of Sales

Peter is based in London and joined Corvil as Global VP of Sales in October 2010 following a career which spans over 30 years in the IT industry. He joined the company after two and a half years as CEO of Enigmatec, a leader in the IT Automation space. Prior to that he spent 7 years at Searchspace where, as EVP of World Wide Sales, he helped build the company into the market leader for Anti-Money Laundering and Fraud Detection Software in Europe, the USA and Japan. Between 1990 and 1999, Peter worked at Sequent Computer Systems where he started as the District Manager for the UK and ended his career there as SVP of World Wide Field Operation. For his last two years in Sequent he was based at the company headquarters in Portland, Oregon. Following his return to the UK, he joined KPMG Consulting as their Partner, Head of Sales before joining Searchspace. 

Prior to Sequent, Peter spent 14 years in Sales and Sales Management at major US IT companies General Electric, Hewlett Packard and Stratus. Peter holds a degree in Physics from Aston University.