Kara is an experienced Economist and Project Manager in the construction sector, with an Honours Master’s Degree in Economics, BA. (Hons) in Economics and Sociology along with a first class Honours Postgraduate qualification in Education from University College Dublin.
Her experience spans the Investment banking, energy, and education sectors. She has spent many years lecturing in Business Management and Project Management.
Kara is passionate about creating social change and solutions to housing, education, and remote working opportunities. Focus on fast, quality, modular solutions is key to Irelands adaption to the future workforce and population needs. Kara is seeking to see flexible socio-economic changes for all employees through smart working in Pod Office Solutions and creating extra living space with Pod Living Solutions.
James is an experienced and accomplished entrepreneur focussing on the construction industry for the past 40 years and more recently modular housing and office space internationally.
Starting out in Production Management with Tayto and moving onto Shipping brokering with the establishment of Seafax Ireland ltd before setting up a construction venture with SAS Windows & Doors manufacturing in Wicklow. Construction and modular building experience can be seen in James’ involvement in overseeing numerous building projects and land acquisitions in Ireland Poland & Spain.
One highlight of his career to date was establishing Sea Shore Leisure Ltd in 2004 with Ernie Els & Rob Roach to Develop Golf & Fairmont Leisure Hotel at Kilmore Key Co. Wexford. Since then James has worked on exciting projects in Aviation Data, Aircraft consultancy & Broking while also establishing the very successful family run business of Classic Window Replacements & Building Extensions in South Country Dublin. James presently is active on a consultancy basis to many high potential start-ups in Ireland and internationally.
Tom was a member of the Irish Parliament for 24 years and served as Minister for European Affairs, Overseas Aid, Trade, Labour, Consumer Affairs, Arts and Culture and Government Chief Whip.
Currently he is Chairman of an Irish / UK NGO, Self Help Africa. He is a Director of Lough Gill Distillery, a Certified Mediator and Member of the Mediators Institute of Ireland.
Tom who has joined the team at Pod Office Solutions and Pod Living Solutions said "This is a very innovative company. The pods are family and environmentally friendly and have so many uses including sustainable accommodation , quality working space, classrooms, health care units, the list is endless. Pod Solutions can make a considerable contribution towards rural regeneration and tackling climate change"
Karl brings a wonderful knowledge of the construction and property development industry for the past 15 years, while also holding a BSC in Business Entrepreneurship from DIT.
Karl’s experience and ability to complete projects is seen with his heading up of housing development completions with Tierra Investments Limited .
Project management and solutions based operating style has been at the forefront of Karl’s success as Director at Classic Windows, Doors and Extensions in Goatstown, South Dublin.
Karl works for the people and always looks for full customer satisfaction upon each job completion.