Meet the Team
CIM is a team of experts who are passionate about making buildings better for owners, tenants and society.
Our vision is to be the world leader in building analytics software, making it easy to operate large buildings at their peak operational performance, to deliver economic and environmental benefits for shareholders, tenants and society.
Why is this important?
Shopping centres, commercial offices, airports and other large buildings play a vital role in the community, involve thousands of stakeholders and have high daily foot traffic. They are also complex to operate. Managing the equipment that maintains temperature, air quality, ventilation and overall comfort is challenging, and when things go wrong, those responsible can suffer large penalties.
What we do
CIM transforms building operations by combining building analytics, machine learning and technical engineering support into real-time, data-driven insights. We empower owners and operators to maximise the efficiency and effectiveness of their portfolio to improve asset value, tenant comfort and sustainability. Our customers include large Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), super funds, government, cultural institutions and major property portfolio owners and operators.
David Walsh, Founder & CEO
David was inspired to create CIM because of the ’black hole’ he observed in the way data was being used within buildings. Companies were data-rich but information poor, and finding or fixing the root cause of wastage was a major challenge. Leveraging his combined experience in computer science, energy efficiency and the property industry, David built an innovative solution to prove the idea that making better use of existing data could improve building performance. Prior to moving to Australia, David worked in Ireland and Germany as a systems engineer Fortune 500 SAP and Intel, and as a director of technical services for a design, building and property company. He has a bachelor of computer science from Griffith College in Dublin.
Anton Mazkovoi, CTO
Anton is passionate about building world-class software engineering teams and making globally renowned products. He was Atlassian’s first full-time employee in 2003 and helped create its flagship JIRA team collaboration platform. Throughout his career building SaaS, mobile and on-premises products, Anton has played a role in helping young companies such as Atlassian, SafetyCulture and IRESS and now CIM to grow and shape a business that contributes to improving the environment. As Chief Technology Officer, Anton is responsible for the creation and development of CIM’s award-winning PEAK platform.
Howie Mann, VP of Product
Howie was drawn to helping CIM solve the big challenge of energy efficiency and automation across the global built environment. As the VP of Product, Howie drives CIM’s product roadmap and strategy to help building owners and operators achieve peak performance for their assets. Previously, Howie established and led Customer Acquisition and Onboarding at B2B SaaS company SafetyCulture, and prior to that had a career in investment banking at Macquarie Bank and Commonwealth, specialising in capital raisings, M&A and advising technology companies.
Paul Walsh, General Manager EMEA
Leading CIM’s European expansion, Paul joined CIM with a passion for combating climate change and how disruptive technology has the ability to remove barriers to delivering demand-side energy savings for large property owners in a very short time frame. Prior to joining CIM, Paul led the Johnson & Johnson Ireland Energy Team, delivering over 15,000MT of CO2 reduction programs and also working on several sustainability initiatives. With 20 years of industry experience in delivering energy savings, Paul is a Certified Energy Manager with a Bachelor of Technology (Hons) in Manufacturing Technology and an MBA from the University of Limerick.
Fergal O'Carroll, CRO
With a career that spans over thirty years’ in the technology industry, and a BA (Hons) in Business Studies from the University of West London, Fergal has deep experience of management, coaching, sales, marketing, consulting and large scale business transformation. A native of Dublin, Ireland, Fergal has built global teams that have helped enterprises leverage the data within their organisations in order to make better and more informed decisions to gain a competitive advantage in their market. At CIM, Fergal is responsible for the go-to-market team, ensuring CIM execute their vision of being the world leader in building analytics software.
Peita Lane, Head of People & Culture
Peita is our Head of People and Culture bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience working in founder-led hypergrowth start-ups. Building organisations, functions and program areas from scratch through strategic consulting, coaching and hands on delivery. Peita will work to shape and influence the employee experience whilst contributing to the success of our business as we scale and grow
Rachelle Huynh, Head of Marketing
Colin Cullinan, Platform Lead
One of CIM’s founding team members, Colin has an extensive career as a software infrastructure designer and architect and joined CIM to help create CIM’s V1 PEAK platform. He gets huge satisfaction from seeing a design go from a concept to a full product release and loves creating value and making life easier for CIM’s customers by reducing their costs and improving efficiencies.
Antonious Mickaeal, Head of Engineering
Antonious joined CIM in 2014 as a founding team member to become part of a disruptive company that is making the world a better, cleaner and more efficient place. After six years as a controls engineer, he saw the opportunity with CIM to optimise buildings using the already-existing data coming from building systems. As CIM’s Head of Engineering, Antonious ensures that our team of expert mechanical, mechatronic and electrical engineers support our clients to deliver the best results from the PEAK platform. Antonious has a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical & Mechatronics) Diploma in Engineering Practise from the University of Technology Sydney.
David is a C-suite leader of organisations that combine technology, research and innovation practices to solve global challenges. He is also a board member, advisor and investor in companies spanning education, research, agriculture and the environment.
Founder, CEO, Director
David is the founder and CEO of CIM. Prior to that he worked in Ireland, Germany and Australia as a systems engineer and consultant for SAP and Intel, and as a director of technical services for a design, building and property company.
Philip is an accomplished sales, marketing, M&A and joint venture executive who has worked extensively in the Asia Pacific region. He is currently Director of the APAC Partner Sales Group at Adobe and is also a member of the Irish Governments Enterprise Ireland trade advisory board.
Shane is an established strategy and commercial advisor who holds a depth of experience leading major organisations in the sport and media sectors. He is motivated by exploring how innovation can unlock value in commercial deals.
Sean is CEO and Executive Director of Rozetta Ventures, the investment arm of the Rozetta Institute (formed as a result of the merger between the CMCRC and SIRCA). He is responsible for investments in early-stage and high growth companies in the financial, health and data technology sectors.
“I love helping young companies to grow, especially ones that are developing groundbreaking, environmentally positive technology.”
– Anton Mazkovoi, CTO
“At CIM we improve tenant conditions and save energy whilst also ensuring the property owner gets the building that was designed for them. As a results-driven person, I love proving how beneficial we are to the client.”
– Antonious Mickaeal, Head of Engineering
Our team is guided by four key principles:
Optimal customer outcomes
We exist to help our customers maximise the value of their assets for shareholders, tenants and their communities.
We believe that better building management requires real-time access to reliable information about what’s really happening.
We are committed to driving digital transformation through automation, machine learning and artificial intelligence to achieve perfectly optimised buildings that are largely self-managed by owners and operators
We are committed to helping our customers achieve peak operational building performance by working collaboratively with them to set new benchmarks for building management that realises better economic and environmental outcomes for all stakeholders.