Board of Directors
Chief Technical Officer
Ciaran O’Gara is the Managing Director of Solas OLED Ltd. Ciaran has over 8 years of experience managing and providing strategic direction to technology companies and has spent over 17 years working in the advanced technology sector on a worldwide basis.
Prior to joining Solas, Ciaran worked for Wayfair, Inc., a multinational company where he successfully managed and led a team of employees across a number of European countries. As the Managing Director of Solas OLED Ltd., Ciaran manages the Solas technology, marketing and licensing teams and oversees the company’s day-to-day operations.
Ciaran earned a Masters in Information System Management from the National University of Ireland, Galway.
Gerald Padian is the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Gerald provides extensive experience in the development of emerging technologies and patent licensing. Gerald co-founded Realtime Data LLC in 1998 and currently serves as its President and a member of its Board of Managers. Realtime Data is an inventor-owned research and development company focusing on technology in the field of data acceleration and advanced data compression. Its patent portfolio has been licensed to some of the world's top leaders in computing, wireless, WAN acceleration and financial services. In addition to his positions with Solas OLED and Realtime Data, Gerald is an independent investor focusing on investments in digital technology companies in Ireland.
Gerald earned a B.S. in Economics from Fordham University and a J.D. from Fordham Law School.
Jim Prusko, Co-Head Structured Credit, Magnetar
Prior to joining Magnetar Capital in 2005, Mr. Prusko was the Head of Fixed Income at OTA Asset Management. In this role, he managed the capital structure and long/short credit strategies for the OTA Multi-Strategy Fund. He also implemented and managed the Treasury Futures basis and Treasury repo strategies. Previously, Mr. Prusko spent eleven years at Putnam Investments performing a variety of different functions. Most recently, he was a Managing Director and Team Leader of High-Grade Credit, where he was responsible for all investment-grade corporate investments across Core Fixed Income portfolios. Before that, he was a Senior Portfolio Manager and Senior Vice President in the Core Fixed Income Group. He also spent time in the Taxable Investment Grade, Tax-Exempt Income, and Derivative Strategies groups.
Mr. Prusko earned an MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College. In addition, he earned MS and BS degrees in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Head of IP and Patent Engineering
Dr. Colm O'Riordan is Head of IP and Patent Engineering at Solas OLED Ltd. Colm has over 10 years of experience in R&D, product development and project management roles across a diverse range of application areas involving photonics and optoelectronic technologies.
Prior to joining Solas, Colm was an optoelectronic engineer with Tomra Sorting Ltd., developing illumination and imaging systems for industrial, automated whole food sorters. Prior to this, he was a project manager and design lead at the Irish Photonic Integration Centre (IPIC) based at Tyndall National Institute, Cork, where he worked with a Silicon Valley based start-up to develop an ultra-compact optical coherence tomography (OCT) based biometric imaging sensor. Colm has also held roles as a senior optical design engineer at Nualight Ltd. developing LED illumination systems and as a senior postdoctoral researcher at Tyndall National Institute investigating flexible optical frequency comb sources for use in high-speed optical communications systems. Colm holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Limerick and a PhD in Photonics from the University of Limerick.
Dr O'Riordan is responsible for managing the Solas OLED engineering team and IP portfolio, directing product tear down activities with our reverse engineering partners and overseeing the development of claim charts for the many patents in the Solas OLED patent portfolio.
Robert is an Associate Engineer at Solas OLED Ltd. Robert is a graduate of Dublin City University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering, majoring in Electronic Systems and Devices. During this 4-year course, Robert completed a 6-month internship with Nypro Healthcare Ltd., a multinational company specialising in medical device fabrication. During his time at Nypro, he worked with the Engineering Maintenance team on a number of projects, ranging from practical automation-line maintenance to software development.
Robert is focused on on OLED display architecture, driver circuity analysis and claim chart development at Solas.
Kacper holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechatronic Engineering at Dublin City University and currently works as an Associate Engineer at Solas OLED Ltd. As part of his degree, Kacper completed an industry placement in a Reliability Engineering role at HP Inc. During the internship, Kacper worked with the engineers in the New Product Development department dealing with accelerated life testing of products, reliability analysis, experiment design and electrical failure analysis.
In his role at Solas, Kacper is focused on OLED display architecture, driver circuity analysis and claim chart development.
Adam is a Market Analyst at Solas OLED Ltd. Prior to joining Solas, Adam has worked in various technical retailing and marketing companies where he was introduced to OLED technologies. He gained valuable experience through customer reviews and on-the-ground exposure. As a Market Analyst, Adam manages and coordinates the research of all OLED technological advancements, current products and chain of supply, and he monitors trends and developments in the OLED market and provides in-depth analysis.
Adam studied Business and Law in University College Dublin.