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Who We Are

"Great things in business are never done by one person, they're done by a team of people." 
Steve Jobs

Gablestone Partners' dedicated management team have led and innovated at international brands including: Raymond Weil, Waterford Crystal, Rosenthal and Inis. Through their passion, expertise and commitment we work with companies to ensure they reach their full potential in today's dynamic and challenging marketplace. 


International Development team


Managing Director


John has attended University at DIT, Dublin, Keio University, Tokyo, IMI, Dublin, IMD,Switzerland, Trinity College, Dublin and Babson College, Boston. His study and main work experience to date are in three areas: International Marketing, Corporate Strategy and Applied Finance. John also works with well known Charities in Ireland and the UK and is on the Industry Panel at the School of Business, Trinity College.

E: john@gablestonepartners.com

T: +353 1 2954385

Karen Pappin

Marketing & Design Management


Having worked in publishing and branding for over 14 years for a range of high profile clients, Karen is well versed in all aspects of brand requirements, from the full suite of start up business needs, to the maintaining of an existing business' branding. Karen's role in Gablestone Partners is brand development, logo design as well as brochure and POS collateral. 

E: Karen@gablestonepartners.com

T: +353 1 2954385

Gillian Coffey

Brand Management


Gillian has over 20 years of communications experience, both domestically and internationally in a wide range of public and private sector roles.  Gillian served as North American Public Relations Director for a division of the Hyatt Hotel Group.  Gillian’s role in Gablestone Partners includes brand development, product launches and media relations.

E: gillian@gablestonepartners.com

T: +353 1 2954386


Creative Director


Anita is a qualified barrister and spent a number of years working in the areas of criminal and corporate law.  In addition she has spent time working in banking and the public sector.  Anita’s primary responsibility in Gablestone Partners lies in the area of commercial company development and product creation.  She has designed products for many international customers and has attended design school in Ireland and the U.S.

E: anita@gablestonepartners.com

T: +353 1 2954385

Cormac Smyth

Digital Communications & I.T. Management


Cormac has 10 years experience in the international IT and online marketing industry.  He has a wealth of experience in cross continent team and project management. He qualified with a Masters in Business Studies - Ecommerce from  the Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School in 2002.

E: Cormac@gablestonepartners.com

T: +353 1 2954385

Local Management Team