Following its rebrand in late-2015, Actavo, an international strategic operations partner, has announced two senior appointments – TJ Malone as CEO of Actavo | Network & In-Home Division and Traoloch Collins as Managing Director, Ireland, of Actavo | Network & In-Home Division.
With a workforce in excess of 2,500 across 16 countries and with a turnover of €210 million, the division is a global provider of outsourced solutions for the telecommunications, energy, power and civil engineering sectors.
As part of his role as CEO, and in line with the company’s strategic growth plans, TJ Malone will focus on developing and strengthening the company’s position in the telecommunications and fibre network sector in Ireland, the UK and internationally. TJ’s most recent role within the organisation was Managing Director of Sierra, Ireland’s leading utilities contractor, where he led operations from 2008 to 2015. TJ began his career managing the UK regional operations for Sierra Support Services Group, before joining Esat Telecom as General Manager of the Public Access Division. He was one of the founding Directors of Easycash, Ireland’s first Independent ATM operator. Following the sale of Easycash in 2003, TJ returned to Sierra Support Services Group as Field Operations Director. Having studied at Waterford Institute of Technology and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, TJ, a native of Kildare, has progressed to become a key leader in business, featuring in the Business & Finance listing of Ireland’s Top-100 CEOs (‘CEO 100’) in 2014 and 2015.
Traoloch Collins joins Actavo from technology and services company, Ericsson, where he spent several years leading the company as Country Manager. Traoloch’s achievements in Ericsson include overseeing 4G mobile infrastructure contract wins with major Irish Telecoms operators. He also led the Irish team’s evolution to an IT and TV technology company, securing contracts with clients such as eir, Vodafone, Three and Telefonica Digital. Traoloch previously founded and ran his own software company, ServiceFrame™. ServiceFrame™ is an online application used to manage the performance and cost of service providers. He was also a Director at Palladium, providing expert independent advice to companies considering outsourcing. Since 2014, Traoloch has served as a Council member of TIF (Telecoms & Internet Federation), the representative body for industry and associated interest groups in the field of electronic communications. He was also an the Advisory Board Member for NovaUCD, the state-of-the-art incubation facility for knowledge-intensive companies, located at University College Dublin. Traoloch is a native of Athlone, Co. Roscommon and is a law Graduate of Trinity College Dublin.
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