Brian MacNeice

Brian MacNeice is co-founder and Managing Director of Kotinos Partners Limited – a niche advisory firm that partners with clients to deliver rapid performance improvement using proprietary research and methods. Founded in 2010, Kotinos serves international clients across Europe and the USA from its base in Dublin

Brian is an expert in organisational performance and high performing teams. He works with leading Irish and international clients in business and in sport on improving performance focus and culture. Brian has led assignments across diverse sectors and sports, with clients including Telefonica O2 Ireland, Genzyme, Johnson & Johnson, Kerry Group, Mouchel, Babcock International Group, Glanbia, Kepak, Dublin Airport, Globoforce, Currency Fair, The FA, IRFU and International Cricket Council.

In addition to his consulting work, Brian acts as performance coach to a number of senior executives across Kotinos Partners’ client base. Brian was previously founding Director of Genesis Ireland and led many of that organization’s engagements with business clients and leading sports organizations. Prior to that he worked with Deloitte, Andersen Business Consulting and Vision Consulting.Brian has conducted extensive research into organisational high performance and is a regular conference speaker on the topic. His research has taken him all over the world to study the best institutions in the world, and his studies are documented in the book Powerhouse: Insider accounts into the world’s top high-performance organizations co-authored with James Bowen and published in October 2016 by Kogan Page.

Brian holds a B.Sc. in Computer Applications from DCU, a Diploma in International Marketing and an International MBA. He is an IRFU National Panel referee, a selector for the Irish National Cricket team, a sports administrator and an underage coach in both rugby and cricket. Brian is co-founder and Managing Director of Kotinos Partners.

James Bowen

James Bowen is co-founder and Managing Director of Kotinos Partners Limited – a niche advisory firm that partners with clients to deliver rapid performance improvement using proprietary research and methods. Founded in 2010, Kotinos serves international clients across Europe and the USA from its base in Dublin.

James is an expert in strategy and organizational design and a consultant with 20 years of experience. Prior to founding Kotinos Partners, he was a Director of Genesis Ireland and also of PMPgenesis Limited in London. Before that he worked across UK, USA, Asia and Ireland with Marakon Associates, Andersen Business Consulting and Deloitte.

Over the course of his career, James has worked with executive teams of companies ranging from startups to blue-chip multinationals on a range of engagements with the achievement of step-change performance improvement as their common goal. James’s work spans geographies and industry sectors, and included in his portfolio of clients are Johnson & Johnson, Genzyme/Sanofi, Kerry Group, Munich Re, Aryzta, Modular Automation, CurrencyFair, Prudential, Boots, Resmed, Reuters, Vodafone, Irish Life and Dublin Airport. James is also a student of institutional high performance, and a regular writer on topics relating to High Performance. With Brian MacNeice, he is co-author of the book Powerhouse – Insider accounts into the world’s top high-performance organizations published in October 2016 by Kogan Page.

James holds an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from University College Dublin and an MBA from the International Institute of Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland. He has an operations background, having held management roles in Sales, Manufacturing and Purchasing in Jefferson Smurfit manufacturing companies in Ireland, Venezuela and the UK. He is a Past President of the IMD Alumni Association of Ireland.

Living in Dublin, James is married to Helen and is the father of four boys Patrick, Ben, Hugh and Max.