Gary Brennan

Gary Brennan

Interest

I have Played and coached soccer for over 25 Years in London,New Zealand and  Ireland. I like all kind of sports Rugby, Gaa, Boxing ,etc....

I also like: Reading, Travel, History, Current affairs and Economics.

Skills

  • Self-awareness: knowing my strengths and skills and having the confidence to put them across.
  • initiative: anticipating challenges and opportunities, setting and achieving goals and acting independently.
  • Willingness to learn: being inquisitive, enthusiastic and open to new ideas.
  • interpersonal skills: relating well to others and establishing good working relationships.
  • communication: listening to other people and clearly getting my point across orally, in writing and via electronic means.
  • Teamwork: being constructive, listening to colleagues and encouraging them.
  • leadership: motivating others and inspiring them to take my lead.
  • Customer service: being friendly, understanding and diplomatic with clients and customers.
  • Problem solving: thinking things through in a logical way in order to determine key issues, often also including creative thinking.
  • Flexibility: ability to handle change and adapt to new situations.
  • Commitment/motivation: energy and enthusiasm to achieve goals.
  • Numeracy: competence and understanding of numerical data, statistics and graphs.
  • Commercial awareness: understanding business and how it affects the organisation and sector.

References

Available on Request 

Summary

I have a vast amount of Managerial experience gained over the years in the hospitality sector.  I moved to London at the age of 16  Where I started working in construction eventually going on to work in and successfully manage bars, night clubs and a hotel, in Ireland the UK and New Zealand.

I entered the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology in 2008 to achieve an academic qualification to complement my managerial experience, which I believe will enable me to work competently  throughout various different sectors.

 I have good up to date PC skills and financial, economic and marketing knowledge.

Education

Education
Jun 2008 - Present

BACHELOR OF BUSINESS (HONOURS)

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology

Areas of study included: Strategic Management; Management Control Systems; Critical Thinking; and Corporate Ethics & Governance, Services Marketing, E-Business, New Verture Creation and Strategic Marketing.

Sep 2008 - Jun 2011

BACHELOR OF BUSINESS WITH ECONOMICS

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology

Areas of study included: Advanced Statistics, International & E-Marketing, Accounting 2&3, Business Mathematics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Political Economy, Economic Theory, Financial Markets and investment,  Law, Management, Business Information Systems, Social & Organisational Psychology, Business Research; Operations Management, Small Business Management, Management Information Systems, Decision Making & Quantitative Analysis, Financial Management and Organisational Behaviour.

Sep 2008 - Jun 2010

HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS WITH COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology

Areas of study included:Introduction to Statistics, Communications, Information Technology 1, Introduction to Accounting, Professional Development Skills, Business PC Applications 1, Introduction to Marketing, Web Development, Information Technology 2, Introduction to Law, Advanced PC Applications, Databases, EU Policy, Personal Finance, Multimedia Technology & Applications,, Financial Investment, Quality Management and French.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2008 - Present

Financial Officer

Mary of the Roses Charity Org

Working voluntarily while studying,  organising fundraising, keeping accounts and generally crafting long and short-term financial strategy.

Apr 2006 - Jun 2008

General Manager

The Asgard Tavern And Restaurant

Managing the sales and operations of the bar and restaurant.  Recruitment of staff, booking entertainment, ordering stock, advertising etc...

Oct 2003 - Sep 2005

Handy Man (finished ground work)

Coinford Construction LTD

mainly paving,curbing and tarmacadam.   It was hard work but I enjoyed it as it was a break from hospitality management.

Oct 2002 - Oct 2003

Duty Manager

Biddy Mulligans Irish Pub

While on holiday work visa in New Zealand I worked here as a duty manager.  Managing all aspects in running of the premises bar, food and gaming etc..  whilst on duty.

Mar 2000 - Sep 2002

Tenant-Land lord

Muldoons Bar

I leased this bar out for a period of two years.  I managed all fasets of the business.

Feb 1997 - Mar 2000

General Manager

The Swan Stockwell

Bar & entertainments Manager, with responsibilities for booking bands & DJs, recruiting staff & general operations management of the bar and night-club.  While working here I also traveled regularly to Ireland to manage the Grand Hotel killarney Co. Kerry when needed which was also owned by the same family.