Wexford-based Sonru makes new appointment


5 Jul 2010

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Sonru, an award-winning start-up focused on an online video tool, has appointed a technical services engineer, Shane Barron, who will be the primary point of contact with the company’s technical function.

With applications within the recruitment, education, training and customer relationship management sectors, Sonru provides secure, shareable video interviews.

Edward Hendrick founded the company in 2007, having spotted an opportunity to save people money during the interview process. He believes Sonru will disrupt the established methodology of performing interviews.

Extensive start-up experience

Barron is well used to the start-up world, having spent most of his working life in start-up enterprises. He has significant experience in the web development area – with particular expertise in developing large-scale e-commerce websites.

Lead developer with hostelworld.com, Barron spent two years in a software development house in Wexford and more recently with Unum, an American start-up based in Carlow. He has also developed his own online business, perfumeireland.com, which is currently one of the top beauty web stores in Ireland.

“Shane has tremendous technical expertise and brings to Sonru his weight of experience in serious software development. We are sure he will be an integral part of the ambitious growth plans we have for Sonru," said Fergal O’Byrne, CEO of Sonru, who joined in 2008 having previously been a mentor to the company.

Among the awards Sonru has won to date are New Business of the Year at the Wexford Business Awards and an Innovation Award at the IIA Net Visionary Awards, both this year.

Article courtesy of Bizstartup.ie