Meet the team

Meet the team


Brian Marrinan

Brian Marrinan is the Managing Partner of Journey Partners, using his passion for developing people to enable organisations to reimagine their approach to talent. Brian has extensive experience in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors bringing a fresh approach to corporate culture, diversity and talent development.

Brian has unique experience of working on both sides of the employer – employee dynamic. He spent years working with individuals in transition at the top 100 ranked business school, the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. Brian established and led the Career & Skills Development department, winning two international awards for his contribution to the field. More importantly, however, he worked with programme participants ranging from pre-experience graduates through to C-Level executives on MSc, MBA and Executive Development programmes, listening to their hopes and expectations of employers. Here he started to understand the increasing levels of divergence between employee expectations and what they were experiencing in organisations. It gave Brian a unique insight into the elements which added up to low engagement, as well as those that increased that connection with employers and leaders. Brian also has a background in executive search where he started to understand the challenges organisations had in presenting a compelling offering which attracted the right candidates.

On the employer side, Brian has helped organisations to create different experiences, whether that be establishing an innovative, brand new leadership development programme while in a role as head of talent development at the global professional services firm EY, supporting a large change management programme in the insurance industry in London when the organisation was rebranding and creating global synergies, or through supporting IT driven organisational change in a government department in the UAE.

Brian has chaired a major international conference on the intersection of employers and talent. He has been a director of two registered charities, Relationships Ireland and AHECS, and is a projects assessor for Social Entrepreneurs Ireland. He is a mentor to start-up companies in the DCU Ryan Academy for Entrepreneurship and other incubation centres and supervises masters level theses of students at Dublin City University. Brian has a BSc in business information systems from University College Cork, a diploma in psychology from Dublin Business School, a diploma in coaching from Kingston College and an MBA from University College Dublin.


Dr Clyde Hutchinson

Clyde is a partner at Journey Partners.

Previously, Clyde was the General Manager of a global talent management consultancy, working with companies globally to establish high performing senior management teams and boards. His particular area of expertise is in venture capital backed lifescience and technology companies.

He is also involved in public and third sector digital transformation and engagement as an Innovation Specialist for the Irish healthcare system (HSE) and managing their eHealth Connect programme.

Clyde is the co-founder of Sports & Tech, Europe’s largest event solely dedicated to technology in sport.  He is currently developing a start-up for the diagnosis and treatment of sports related brain injuries and other neurological conditions.

Committed to the Irish start-up ecosystem, he is a mentor the DCU Ryan Academy for Entrepreneurship, Irish universities campus companies and several other incubation centres. Clyde is involved in co-running several start-up events and conferences.  He is an experienced board director within Commercial, NGO/Charity and Professional bodies and currently serves as Chair of Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland, which represents wildlife welfare in Ireland and is embarking on fundraising for Ireland’s first Wildlife Hospital.  Clyde is also the founder of the Ireland Israel Business Network, a non-political organisation developing bilateral business development and innovation/knowledge sharing through start-up competitions, trade missions and events in both countries.

Clyde spent the early part of his career as an academic working at Tokyo University, Imperial College and University of Cambridge, engaging in ground breaking research resulting in a number of highly cited publications.  A graduate of Queen’s University Belfast with a PhD in Biochemistry, Clyde also has an MBA from the Open University.


Dee Murphy

Dee is a partner at Journey Partners.

An expert in employee engagement and retention, Dee is an award winning organisational psychologist and career strategist – helping people discover what excites them, developing their brand and giving them the tools to build a life around what they enjoy doing in a unique and valuable way. She’s also an advocate for disruptive thinking, with published and awarded research in the study of what makes people successful in the workplace.

Dee has extensive international experience in training and development across a range of corporate and educational settings from working with people in top-tier Management, MBA and undergraduate level to working with high potential start ups in growth phase to ensure they’re attracting, investing in and retaining the right talent.

Dee’s qualifications include a BSc in Psychology with Psychoanalysis, an MSc in Management and Organisational Consultancy and a H.Dip in Public Relations. She is CBT, NLP and MBTI certified and is a qualified assessor of psychometric, behavioural and personality testing. She is accredited by both the PSI and BPS.


John O’Loughlin

John O’Loughlin is a partner with Journey partners. John has extensive experience in the entrepreneurship sphere. Previously John has started several successful businesses including The New Ireland Motor Company, New Ireland Limousines, The Disruptors Business Conference, The MBA World Trophy Startup Competition, Flamestop Construction and Occupation E Market Intelligence consulting.

John is a business mentor for the DCU student mentorship programme and a reviewer for The Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Elevator Programme.

John has a BBS and MBS in Marketing from Dublin City University, an MBA from University College Dublin and is a graduate and member of the Marketing Institute of Ireland. In his spare time John can be overheard arguing about merits of ground hurling while managing the Senior Hurling team for O’Tooles GAC.