Ben Kelly, Ighni Kindlon and Ronan Moriarty join LBS Partners

18 December 2020 3 min. read
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As the firm looks to adapt its offering to clients amid the continued Covid-19 crisis, Ireland based consultancy LBS Partners has appointed three new specialists to its team. Ben Kelly, Ighni Kindlon and Ronan Moriarty have been digitally on-boarded, while the company continues to work remotely with its clients.

Ighni Kindlon brings three decades of experience to the role, and spent the last five years as Global Director Lean Business Process with Medtronic. He joins LBS Partners as a Lean Consultant specialising in operational excellence. The expertise he brings to the company will help LBS meet the growing demand from its clients for digital transformation, as they look to adapt to remote working during Covid-19 while also preparing for future internal and external challenges they face, particularly the need adopt smarter and more technologically advanced operational processes.

Ben Kelly spent the last 32 years with Analog Devices, where he was latterly a Learning and Development Manager. He joins LBS as a Leadership and Management Consultant and Coach. With senior- level experience in learning and development, and human resources, he has vast expertise in monitoring, evaluating and updating training programmes – something which will aid the firm as its transformation teams look to fuse the development of people and leadership teams with capability development for clients.

Ighni Kindlon, Ben Kelly and Ronan Moriarty - LBS

Ronan Moriarty meanwhile joins following three years working with ResourceKraft, where he was an Energy Engineer. Bringing energy consultancy expertise to LBS, his knowledge of designing, implementing, and maintaining energy management systems will be used to benefit companies as they look to reduce their carbon footprint. He will now work with LBS’ clients to establish a base case of their energy usage across their organisation and implement innovative and digital solutions that will reduce their current and future energy bills.

LBS CEO Gene Leonard said of the news, “We are delighted to announce that three exceptionally talented individuals have decided to join our team and add to the depth and breadth of our experience. Initially all three will be working remotely with our clients, which also changes the way we normally onboard new hires. It’s been a new experience for us all but has worked out very well… We are very optimistic about the future of not only LBS Partners but Ireland… We believe that companies will need support and advice more than ever to help them retain or regain market share and position themselves to utilise the technologies of the future.”

While the coronavirus outbreak has unsettled many business sectors, Limerick based LBS has worked quickly to adjust its operations to weather the pandemic – and has enjoyed positive results from that evolution. Forced to rework its business model after the transition of all its client interactions to an online platform, the outcome has been an identification of new opportunities, particularly in UK and European markets and an expansion of its highly experienced and expert 30-person team.

According to Leonard, LBS “noted a shift to digitalisation” with many clients, and realised that “we needed to bring in people with the requisite skills and expertise to enable us respond to that demand.” Along with the three new hires mentioned above, its subsequent intake is aimed at equipping the company with “the freshest thinking to give companies the confidence and mindset to grow and thrive.”