Jim Breen joins CorkBIC Board

07 October, 2010


7th October 2010 – CorkBIC are delighted to announce that Jim Breen, Chief Executive Officer of PulseLearning has joined the board of CorkBIC. Jim is the driving force behind PulseLearning’s high standards of excellence and its rapid progression as a globally dominant organisation.

Jim first came across CorkBIC when he sought their advice on how to launch PulseLearning. While he had no experience of starting up a company, he had those qualities every entrepreneur needs – dogged determination, a hunger to succeed and an ability to establish trust and build good relationships with investors, partners and customers.

Jim Breen commenting on his experience with CorkBIC saidOrganisations come down to people and the people in CorkBIC were incredibly supportive right from day one. They have all worked at the coalface and they understood the potential of PulseLearning even before the business plan was documented or articulated. They got behind the passion of the idea. The hard numbers and detailed planning followed shortly after.”

Commenting on joining the board he said “I believe Ireland is full of entrepreneurs – ranging from the woman who transforms the corner shop into a whole new business proposition to the supplier of vending machines and catering services for local businesses. It’s impossible not to feel enthused and refreshed each day listening to their stories and being involved. I am looking forward to advising CORKBIC entrepreneurs on being fully committed to their idea while enjoying the thrill of the battle. Entrepreneurs succeed by engaging in their business and seeing what opportunities exist or can be created.”

Winner of the Deloitte Fast 50 Awards in 2007, and shortlisted for the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in the same year PulseLearning has grown from strength since it was set up in 1999. Based at the Kerry Technology Park in Tralee, with offices in the US, Canada, UK and Asia, the company is now a world leader in Learning Solutions. PulseLearning’s clients include such names as Advantage Healthcare Group, Alliance Bernstein, APC, Bank of America, Bupa, BP, CA Technologies, Citibank, DELL, EMC, Finra, Grainger, HP, InterContinental Hotel Group, Lexis Nexis, Lifeways, Merck, Monex, NASA, Ngrain, Orders of St. John, Pfizer, Stryker, Symantec, Takeda, The Institutes, The Princeton Review, and  United Healthcare Group.

Commenting on Jim’s appointment to the board, CorkBIC Chairman Gerry O’Donovan said “Jim is a great guy and I have enjoyed watching him develop PulseLearning to the world class organisation it is today. I believe his experience will be invaluable to any entrepreneur with particular emphasis for anyone going international.”

Jim joins a very strong board led by Chairman Gerry Donovan including, Brendan Cremen, Michael Delaney, Martin Doyle, David Grimes and Brian McCoy.

Jim Breen’s latest venture is TriGrandPrix ( TriGrandPrix is the new, globally recognized international multi-distance triathlon series brand. The TriGrandPrix vision is to transform and dominate this mass participation sport worldwide. TriGrandPrix engages triathlon event organizers, commercial and media sponsors, merchandizing opportunities, and the world’s top professional Athletes under the hottest triathlon statement: TriGrandPrix - Serious about Athlete Care.


About PulseLearning
PulseLearning creates learning solutions that bring measurable business value to our clients. We achieve this through a high-energy, client-centric approach that combines excellence in people, process, partners, technology and innovation.

Established in 1999, PulseLearning has its Development Center Headquarters located at the Kerry Technology Park, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland. Operating globally, the company also has offices in Limerick, the U.K., the U.S., Canada, and Australia.

Known for our creative spirit and imaginative product design, PulseLearning focuses on designing customized learning solutions for our clients in regulated industries. As an award-winning eLearning company, we have an established reputation for quality and responsiveness.

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