Our Mission


As a nonprofit, our mission is to deliver world-class events and networking which fosters relationship building and enables every member to realize their maximum potential.

What We Do

The Irish Network Bay Area was established in 2008 with support from the Irish Government.  The focus of the network is as follows:

  •  Foster long-lasting connections between members and their peers, industry leaders, and mentors.
  • Provide relevant and insightful content to the community through regular events.
  • Sustain the already strong economic and cultural relationships between Ireland and the United States.

The Irish Network Bay Area (San Francisco) is a registered Not-for-Profit 501(c)(6) Corporation.






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Entrepreneurial Events



Meet our Executive Board

Maire Sogabe


Regina O'Connor-Hannon


Ashlinn Marron


Ivan Harrow

Board member

Gareth Coen

Board member

Kate Marsh

Board member

Gary Ryan

Board member

Alan Mc Glinchey

Board member

Eva-Marie Costello

Board member

Mark Leonard

Board member

Siofra Hartnett

Board member

Hannah Dobson

Board member

Conor Brady

Board member

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Meet our corporate sponsors

Ashlinn Marron

Ivan Harrow is Director of IT for Sales, Marketing & Legal at Slack. Prior to this he led the business intelligence and analytics function for Sales & Marketing IT, where he delivered significant revenue uplift and business process optimization through the exploitation of big data and analytics to deliver actionable insights. A native of Limerick, Ireland, he is currently based in San Francisco, CA and has worked at a variety of locations across the US, Europe and Middle-East. Ivan has extensive experience in product and solution development in the areas of Analytics, Healthcare IT, technology integration, and enterprise architecture.

Ivan holds a B.Sc. in Applied Physics and a M.Sc. in Technology Management, both from the University of Limerick, Ireland. He holds multiple US, European and International Patents in the area of networking technology. Outside of work, he enjoys international travel, rugby, sailing and exploring the San Francisco Bay Area.