Ed Flanagan

Area of Expertise Ed Flanagan

Ed is passionate about fresh perspectives on improving performance and removing obstacles to growth. He is a firm believer in treating people not as they are, but as they can become, so as to enable them to grow and he always focuses on practical solutions, which deliver effective results.

He has developed, reviewed and negotiated 100s of Business Cases in areas as diverse as: Pricing, Staffing, Investments, VC engagement, Go/No Go decisions, Insource or Outsource, Scaling up/down operations and organisations, Own/Rent property, Service Level Agreements and Procurement cases. In addition he has successfully projected managed the execution of several of these decisions. This has been done up to and including Executive level in IBM and indeed Ed was recognised by several awards including two IBM Exceptional Achievement awards, and the Chamber of Commerce of Ireland President’s Award.

He has extensive experience in managing change in all its aspects, from crisis management, to rapid response to opportunities and treats. He has driven the necessary changes for organization optimizations, and has led and facilitated several strategic plans into rapid executable operational steps. He is a qualified IBM Accelerate Change Management Consultant

Ed has widely recognised experience and expertise and he brings a holistic and speed of execution approach to employing all these disciplines to business problem solving:
• High Performance Leadership
• Mentoring and Coaching high performance individuals and teams
• SME Development, Business Development
• Business Planning, Feasibility Studies. Financial Mgt, Growth Strategies, Company Turnaround, Business Processes improvement, Organisation Structure
• Project appraisal and Profit Improvement Programmes.
• Crisis Management, Business Continuity, Risk Mgt
• Negotiation, Contract Management, Dispute & Conflict Resolution
• Facilitation, Problem-solving & Idea Generation
This experience gained in Ireland and internationally.


Business Change Consultant and Founder & CEO of APV.ie
Ed is a UCD graduate in Economics, with 1st Class Hons in Statistics. Early in his career he trained with PwC, set up his own business, before building a successful corporate career of more than 25 years of experience in the IBM Corporation both in executive and senior line management and in consultancy, both in Ireland and internationally. He was a PLATO Group Leaders, and keynote speaker at LEO North Dublin, PLATO, and several supplier conferences.
Recently Ed founded AerialPhotoVideoIreland (APV.ie ), and provides all Photography, Video, Aerial & post production, including green screen in his studio or on location.

He is also a qualified coach with Sports Ireland.