Breda GleesonChief Operations Officer
Darren HolmesChief Financial Officer
Amy WhelanSenior Interior Designer
Peter QuinnProject Manager
Dawn MitchellInterior Designer
Leo MadiganFacilities Project Manager
Christian KeaneMechanical Engineer
Brendan BarrySite Manager
Swathi GangadharInterior Designer
Nishith HemaJunior Quantity Surveyor
Shannen FrielOffice Manager / PA
Brenda DeanCentral Services
Katarzyna PanterFacilities Administrator
Matt knows that relationships are built on trust, and he is a builder of relationships! He is a co-founder of Ireland Gateway to Europe, one of Ireland’s first private-led, non-profit initiatives which showcases Ireland as a premier investment location in the EU and Eurozone to US FDI businesses.
AS CEO of FKM, Matt brings his eye for detail, engineering background and process-driven approach to FKM’s interior fit out projects and to the business itself. Matt is also on the National Executive Team for Temple Street Foundation and in his free time is found on the sidelines of GAA pitches or discussing the match over a coffee afterwards!
Breda is obsessed with 2 things – our customers and innovation! As COO she fosters a culture of ideation and collaboration internally and with our clients to create amazing customer experiences and best practices for delivering complex fit out projects that help our clients to achieve their workplace strategy goals.
For more than 20 years, Breda has been involved in the most prestigious office fit outs in Ireland for global and local organisations. Breda oversees the operations and smooth running of the business while contributing to the development and long-term strategy of FKM.
Outside work Breda loves photography and capturing the moment; you will find her chasing after her children! She has a passion for outdoors and wide-open spaces, which inspires her when working on interior spaces!
Darren Holmes ACA QFA
As Chief Financial Officer and Chartered Accountant, Darren is focused on the sustainability of FKM as a business. He understands the Triple Bottom Line and brings his experience and qualifications to ensure that FKM is not only financially secure, but that our practices are environmentally and socially sustainable.
Amy is a creative, innovative and experienced Interior Designer. Commercial and domestic interiors are her strengths, which she communicates through spatial awareness, compliant layouts, joinery details, FF&E selections and colour/finish schemes.
Peter Quinn MCIOB
Coming from a joinery trades background, Peter has been working in construction for over 15 years and is now a chartered construction manager working in FKM fit out. Peter has been involved in some of the most prestigious fit outs for blue-chip companies completed around Dublin, including the first LEED Platinum-certified building in Ireland.
Peter prides himself and his site teams on being well organised with open communication and accurate information, as this is the key to a successful fit out. He is FKM’s single point of contact for our clients, and his aim is to bring a design from the page to reality to not only achieve but exceed their expectations for their fit out.
With three young children, his time is pretty much spent entertaining them, but he enjoys the gym and getting out for a few rounds of golf when he can.
Dawn worked for many years in civil engineering, but with a passion for design and innovation, she changed her career direction and gained a degree in interior architecture.
Dawn joined FKM as part of the design team in 2021. She brings the technical expertise of an engineer to the creativity of a designer – indeed, a rare hybrid of skills that prove invaluable when providing FF&E advice and sourcing the coolest stuff for fit outs!
Dawn enjoys the great outdoors, regularly going on long hikes with her family in her free time.
Leo Madigan is the Facilities and Project Manager in the small works division. Leo is highly motivated and enthusiastic, with over 15 years experience of in operational and project management. He has the expertise to bring leadership and experience in a climate of constant change, displaying strong organisation and communication skills. He has significant experience in the delivery of top-quality service to new and existing customers across all industry sectors.
Leo is a problem solver and is always looking for new ways to achieve the best result for the client and find solutions that arise on a day-to-day basis on site.
Outside of work, Leo enjoys endurance running and hiking, but most of all, running after his 3 kids and finding new ways of getting into trouble with them!
Brendan is a qualified carpenter/joiner by trade with over 20 years of experience in construction management. Along with vast knowledge of Irish building systems and regulations. Brendan also has 12 years of project management experience from a leading Australian fit out company. Brendan is passionate about delivering fit out projects safely, on time, on budget & to the highest possible standard. Brendan can be found at his local archery club or preparing for his next getaway in his downtime.
Swathi completed her Bachelor’s in Architecture and gravitated towards Interior spatial planning. After gaining some work experience in India, she moved to Ireland to learn space design more holistically and pursued a Master’s in Interior Design from DIT. She now works with the design team in FKM. Swathi is an avid reader and enjoys volunteering for building design and arts festivals and is currently also Creative Curator at ‘The Big idea- Ireland’.
Nishith holds a bachelors degree in Civil Engineering. With experience as a Junior Engineer in India, he moved to Ireland to study for a Masters in Quantity Surveying from Limerick Institute of Technology. He is now working for FKM.
Outside of work, his hobbies include playing cricket and watching movies.
Shannen graduated from TUD in 2017 with a Degree in Advertising and Marketing Communications. Since graduating, she has gained experience in Marketing, Ofice and Event Management. She is skilled in Communication, Management, Digital Marketing, and relationship building and is passionate about creating great company cultures in the workplace!
Outside of the office, Shannen loves attending GAA matches and socialising with friends and family.
Having worked with the directors for a number of years, Brenda joined the FKM team in 2019. With a background in costing, systems implementation, financial and change management, she uses a multi-faceted approach to projects. Moving with ease between strategic planning and transactional detail, allows Brenda to review current performance and enhance future planning.
Her focus is to encourage process improvement and cost control and she works with each team to ensure that overall organisational goals are achieved.
Kasia loves to work with people and always goes above and beyond to find a way to provide the best service for customers!
She graduated college with a degree in Business and a Master’s degree in Project Management. Kasia has 1.5 years experience in facilities management and 8 years in HR/payroll/accounts assistant.
Kasia also loves to read a good book, watch movies, spend time with her family and organise charity events for the local Polish community.