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McCloskey, grew up in Balally, Sandyford. After school, he emigrated to the UK where he spent the next five years before returning to Ireland in 1988 when he took up a job selling advertisements for the Golden Pages. His reputation as their best performing sales executive led to him being offered a sales role with Esat Telecom. When the company was later sold to BT, he was approached by the founder of Easycash, Mark Roden, to help set up his new business installing ATMs in non bank locations around the country. This business was later sold to Royal Bank Canada Goose Online of Scotland, where Mark remained for a further two years.

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“Soon after being discharged, I was on a flight and wondered how Canada Goose Outlet come I was having a much better experience with the in flight entertainment system, 30,000 feet up, than I had in my hospital room. Before I landed, the basic idea for Oneview Healthcare had been formed.

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“We eventually found a number of innovative hospitals that saw the merits of our solution and while entertainment provided the initially foundation for Oneview, we quickly began to develop a solution that could demonstrate compelling benefits for both hospitals.”

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“On St Patrick’s Day of this year, we became the first Irish company ever to trade on the Australian Securities Exchange raising $62.4m,” he added. “This investment has allowed us to build out a world class team and an experienced advisory board.”

Looking to the future, Mark is upbeat about buy canada goose jacket what he sees as the potential of the healthcare market globally. “We are focused now on continued growth and are looking at new markets such as Asia where we will soon open a new office.

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