Barry Winkless is a seasoned and imaginative senior-level executive with a proven track record of delivery through creativity, purposeful leadership, team engagement, and meaningful change. Throughout his career, Winkless has specialized in strategic management, digital strategy, business development, client development, service and experience design, program, and product management, brand innovation, marketing research, and insights, proposition development, innovation management, experiential design and design thinking, storytelling, team leadership, and senior-level facilitation. His expertise spans various industries, including telecoms, food and drink, medical devices and pharma, FMCG, media, financial services, supply chain, technology, and start-ups.
Winkless received his MSc from the University College Cork, his BSc from Ulster University, and his Dipl in Advanced Management Practice from Ulster University. He also completed a professional certificate in immersive storytelling at Columbia College Chicago.
Previously, Winkless served as the Chief Innovation Officer at Katawave, the Service Innovation & Design Senior Manager at EBS d.a.c., and the Senior Consultant Manager- Strategy and innovation at Altran. He was also a former Senior Innovation Manager at AMT Ireland and a Market Research, Excellence Assessor, Business Improvement expert across various entities, including Buness Excellence, Teagasc, and Kerry.