‘Less is more when it comes to management’

A work style that allows people more autonomy in their work and time to focus without interruption has helped Keelvar function well during the Covid-19 crisis, says founder and chief executive Alan Holland

9th August, 2020
‘Less is more when it comes to management’
Alan Holland, chief executive of Keelvar: ‘If you do your hiring well, you should have a strong team that requires little interference’

Alan Holland is the founder and chief executive of Keelvar, the Cork-based strategic sourcing software company that recently closed an $18 million Series A funding round. Keelvar employs 30 people in Ireland, Britain, Germany and the US and plans to create 40 new roles over the next two years. A spin-out of University College Cork (UCC), Keelvar manages $90 billion in spend annually for customers including Siemens, BMW, Coca-Cola, Novartis and Logitech.

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