Management Approach & Team

Management Approach & Team2018-06-04T23:24:52+00:00

Management Approach

EIRE Systems strives to provide a level of IT project management and technical expertise that exceeds our clients’ expectations. In Tokyo, for example, this means having Japanese language skills and a thorough understanding of local working practices.  We meet these requirements by employing only the highest quality and most capable professionals in the market.  We have become successful by employing and retaining people with the capacity to succeed at whatever tasks our client assignments require.

Our employees’ know-how and skills are our greatest asset so we put a great deal of emphasis on our recruiting and training processes.  We provide training to our staff in Japan and overseas in areas such as project management, IT integration and technical support, and where applicable, vendor product training.

To ensure all projects and ongoing works are completed successfully, communication among all our members is vitally important. EIRE Systems management regularly meets with staff members to review project fundamentals and progress. EIRE Systems staff members are required to produce monthly reports and timesheets outlining tasks achieved and issues outstanding. Ensuring the highest level of communication within our organization enables us to successfully complete our client projects on time and within budget.

As a company, we are committed to growing our business to better meet our clients’ requirements and to provide ongoing opportunities and career development for our employees.

Technical Certifications

We are members of the Project Management Institute (PMI), with BICSI, Microsoft, Cisco, Sun, ITIL and VMware Certifications.

Meet The Team

Matthew Connolly
Matthew ConnollyFounder, Managing Director
Matthew Connolly is a co-founder, along with Paul Timmons, and Managing Director of EIRE Systems, a leading Asia-based IT services firm. Matthew’s leadership and vision has enabled EIRE Systems to grow organically with more than 150 people based in offices throughout Asia. His domain expertise has contributed to the development of EIRE Systems extremely high reputation for providing the best solutions and value in all areas of technology infrastructure for its clients.

Having been based in Japan from 1990, after graduating with an Electronics Engineering degree from Trinity College, Matthew started his career as a software developer within the insurance, electronics, and investment banking sectors, moving into technology infrastructure management, also within the investment banking sector, before establishing EIRE Systems in 1996. As a Consultant and Project Director, Matthew has successfully delivered numerous highly complex business critical technology infrastructure projects for his clients in the Asia region.

Matthew has an extensive network of connections both in Japan and the region, is very active within the Asia Pacific Irish business community and a former President of the Ireland Japan Chamber of Commerce.

Paul Timmons
Paul TimmonsFounder, Managing Director
Paul has over 25 years experience in the IT industry working as an IT consultant and Senior / Executive Project Manager and has completed many major IT projects in the Finance, Insurance, Retail, Computer, Semiconductor, Pharmaceuticals and Hospitality sectors.

After graduating in Electrical/ Electronic Engineering from the Dublin Institute of Technical (DIT) and receiving a B.Sc. (Eng) from Trinity College Dublin, Paul moved to Japan to work for over two years at the R&D facility of a large Japanese electronics manufacturer. From there Paul moved into the Semiconductor Sector, and worked for a U.S. start-up manufacturing test equipment for the Japanese Flat Panel inspecting equipment market. After spending over five years in this position, Paul, along with Matthew Connolly set up EIRE Systems K.K. in Tokyo in January 1996.

Since 1996, working with the EIRE Systems management team, Paul has helped to develop EIRE Systems service offerings in the IT Consulting, IT Support and Project Management fields, and has assisted the establishment of EIRE’s offices and businesses in HK, Singapore, and Shanghai. Paul has also completed multiple client assignments across the APAC region including China, Taiwan, Australia, and Korea.

Richard Cooke
Richard CookeCountry Manager
Richard Cooke is Country Manager of EIRE Systems Hong Kong, with overall responsibility for the business in the Greater China region. Having been based in Hong Kong since 1995, Richard has a great deal of experience in running successful regionally based IT businesses.

Prior to moving to Asia Richard led sales teams and developed a distribution network across Europe in the IT infrastructure and electronics space, implemented operational systems and accredited quality procedures.

Since moving to Hong Kong, he has developed an extensive network within the financial, banking, insurance, carrier, telco and data centre provider market sectors. Richard has developed many complex solutions to meet customer needs and is comfortable negotiating at CXO and Board levels of multinational organisations.

Beyond business Richard is a keen sportsman and has been highly involved in rugby, cycling and triathlon, having also been a board member of both Rugby and Triathlon’s National Sporting Associations in Hong Kong.

Jim Connolly
Jim ConnollyManaging Director
Jim Connolly is the Managing Director of EIRE Systems Singapore, with responsibility for South East Asia. With over 20 years of experience in financial and network technology across the Asia Pacific region, Jim brings a deep and broad understanding of the needs of multinational organizations, both from a technical and business management perspective.

Jim’s career includes 15 years working in both Business Development and Technology units at one of the largest global financial information system providers. His experience with that firm includes management as the lead coordinator for a major software upgrade and associated end-user training covering a user base of several thousand users across the Asia Pacific Region. Additionally, having been based in Singapore and Tokyo, and having direct coverage of users in Hong Kong he carries a comprehensive insight into the differing business needs across these centers.

With his long and varied history of business development with clients ranging from the largest global banks to locally based corporations and financial institutions across Asia, Jim brings a record of collaborative data and technology infrastructure solutions that address client needs comprehensively.