Tecknoworks Advisory Board

Tecknoworks is pleased to consult with these outstanding professionals in their roles as Advisory Board members.

Ray Downes

Ray Downes

CEO, FileCloud

Ray joined FileCloud in December 2021 following the completion of a $40M growth funding round and subsequent change of control. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, FileCloud is a hyper-secure content collaboration platform that provides industry-leading compliance, data governance, data leak protection, data retention, and digital rights management capabilities.

Prior to FileCloud, Ray was Chief Executive Officer at Kemp from 2012 through November 2021, where he oversaw the transformation of the company from niche load balancing/application delivery product into category leadership of the rapidly growing “Application Experience” (AX) market. Throughout this period, the company grew from > $10M to over $70M annual revenue and from 30 employees to over 300, completing two tuck-in acquisitions along the way. In 2019, Kemp was acquired by Mill Point Capital, a New York based private equity firm. In November 2021, Progress Software (NASDAQ: PRGS) announced that they had completed the acquisition of Kemp in a $258M all-cash deal.

Ray has held several executive leadership positions, including with publicly traded technology companies like Cabletron Systems and Enterasys Networks. From 2002-2010, Ray served as co-founder of Arrosys, a European-based Sales & Marketing consultancy which specialized in efficiently launching expansion stage technology companies into European sales markets. 

Educated in his native Ireland at the Limerick Institute of Technology, Ray and his wife Janet reside on Long Island, New York. 

Radu Ciorba

Founder, Ocean Credit and Volt Finance

Radu is an experienced entrepreneur with a passion for technology and fueling business growth. He is the founder of Ocean Credit, a revolutionary financial borrowing service that eliminates bureaucracy, waiting time, high interest rates, and hidden fees. Since its inception in 2015, Ocean Credit has provided over $10M in consumer loans.

Radu Ciorba

Radu is also the founder and CEO of Volt Finance, an application used by over 40,000 people to monitor and improve their credit and instantly transfer funds. Radu lives with his family in Rome, Italy, and enjoys diving, sailing, and playing the cello.

Paul O’Kelly

Strategy, Leadership, Culture and High Performance Teams – Consultant & Coach

For 30 years, purpose driven leaders and their global teams have retained Paul O’Kelly as their strategist, coach, consultant, and trusted advisor as they seek to consistently make the breakthroughs they need in their thinking, planning, performance, and impact.

Paul has a simple measure for the unique quality and impact of his work: Clients spontaneously and unreservedly recommending him and his teams. These referrals have led Paul to work with an eclectic mix of very successful purpose-driven clients across the world.

Paul has no “typical client company.” Clients include start-ups in Ireland, Switzerland, and the Netherlands; Fortune 100 corporations; century-old family businesses; non-profits in Ireland and the USA;  government agencies in Ireland and the Middle East; and industries including food, technology, banking, professional services, and education. Clients have in common innovative leaders who are inspired by a deep sense of purpose, are deeply committed to learning, have a desire to build great teams and culture, are humble, and have the courage to take decisive, principled action.

Paul has worked globally from San Francisco to Vancouver, across Europe to Romania, Ukraine and Latvia, to Africa, Singapore, and Sydney. His clients have received hundreds of awards including Best Place to Work, EY Entrepreneur of the Year, Deloitte Fast 50, and Ethnic Entrepreneur of the Year.

Recent and current clients include: Dell Technologies, Ericsson, Activision Blizzard, Government of Ireland, Bank of Ireland, Government of Dubai, Guidion (Netherlands), Kambi (Sweden), KEMP Technologies (New York), Nagode (Nigeria), Cervelo (Canada), and Generali (Italy).

An experienced sports and performance coach at local, national, and international levels in several sports, Paul also enjoys working with coaches, teams, and individual athletes.