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Careers At Openmind

Openmind Networks is a leader in the messaging industry. We sell innovative messaging products and services to organisations operating within the messaging ecosystem, including mobile network operators, hubs, aggregators and messaging solution providers.

As a high performing and results-oriented organisation, we hire the best talent to ensure that we always excel at what we do. People are attracted to us because of the interesting quality work, our innovative products, our success, our company culture, and our fantastic working conditions. Our teams are happy, energised and engaged, as they drive the company towards a new future.

Our people are passionate about what they do, and we encourage that because we know it drives new innovation. We are hardworking, fun, positive, growing, eager to learn and creative. Our 5 core values are Own It, Care for It, Live It, Master It and Evolve It. They represent the traits we value the most in ourselves and each other, define who we are as a company, and guide our decisions. Our people are a culture fit and they actively add to our culture.

Alex Duncan

Co-Founder and CEO

Alex has led the business through significant changes from a zero revenue base to a multi-million dollar global enterprise with telecommunication customers in all parts of the world. Alex is responsible for leading the Openmind team to greater growth through the development and implementation of the Company strategy. Alex holds two Trinity College Dublin Degrees; a Master’s Degree in International Business together with Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Engineering.

Brian Kelly

Co-Founder and CTO

Brian is responsible for the overall technical strategy at Openmind, driving innovation for existing and new product development. Brian has a wealth of experience from the messaging industry. While at LogicaCMG, Brian was responsible for increasing the performance of the original Telepath SMSC architecture by two orders of magnitude and for designing and implementing their next generation messaging architecture for both SMS and MMS (Picasso).

Billy Shekleton

Co-Founder and CFO

As Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary, Billy is responsible for Financial Strategy, Risk Management and Financial Control at Openmind. Previously, Billy spent 20 years with a number of high profile companies in the telecom and computer sectors, based in Ireland, UK and USA. Billy is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and is a member of the Executive Council of the Irish Software Association.

Richard Lemmers

SVP Global Sales and Product Management

With over 15 year of International Sales and Business Development experience, Richard is bringing a wealth of Commercial acumen to the company.

Since the start of 2013, Richard had a strong focus and involvement on strategic customer growth of Openmind’s Traffic Control across the world. In January 2016 he was appointed SVP Global Sales and Product management. Richard graduated from the Dutch Navy with a degree in Electronics and Weapon engineering.

Karen Lyons


Karen joined Openmind in 2021 with a wealth of services leadership experience from the telecoms and energy sectors. As Chief Operating Officer, Karen is responsible for customer Design, Delivery, Operations and Project Management services, as well as the Service Management Office.
Karen holds honours degrees in Electronic Engineering and Mathematics from Trinity College Dublin and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)

Simon Burbridge

VP Engineering

Simon leads the Engineering department and is responsible for all software produced and maintained by Openmind networks. They work closely with Product Management and the CTO to deliver innovative software products and solutions that bring value to our customers.

Simon joined Openmind when it was founded in 2003. He holds an MSc in Experimental Physics and has over 20 years experience in the software industry.

Cathal Fitzpatrick

VP Marketing & Product Management

Cathal is responsible for Openmind’s Marketing Strategy and works to ensure our portfolio of Products and Services meets the needs of our global customer base.

Cathal has over 25 years experience working in the Mobile Communications industry. He has a Master’s Degree in International Business from Trinity College Dublin, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Engineering from Dublin City University.