Joanne Stanley

Voluntary Board member Joanne Stanley is a Global Business Consultant and founder of SmarterStart Consulting Services, specialising in the provision of strategic business consulting to companies spanning a wide range of industry sectors across EMEA and North America.

With over 25 years’ experience working with Entrepreneurs, Innovation Hubs, SMB and Large Enterprise Clients in the IT sector Joanne has a strong track record of delivering Business Development, Transition & Transformation Programs, and International Growth Strategies for clients ranging from early stage disruptors to Fortune 500 clients.

Prior to founding SmarterStart Consulting, Joanne held a number of Executive Leadership roles in the IT Sector, in areas including: Cyber-Security, eCommerce, Cloud Computing, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, and Digital Business Transformation. Joanne holds a Master’s in Business and is a member of the Irish Marketing Institute, a guest lecturer in Agile Project Management, Digital Marketing, and an active Business Mentor with IBM Global Entrepreneur, Seedcamp Europe, E&Y Journey Program.

As a Mammy Joanne has personal experience of the exceptional services Sensational Kids provide to children with additional needs. She is passionate about enabling children of all abilities to fulfil their potential and is excited and honoured to be part of the team working to build out the capabilities and reach of Sensational Kids in becoming a nationwide organisation.