Diane Roberts has spent her early career in international Sales and Marketing roles, and brings over 15 years rich industry experience developing new business in the UK, USA, Europe and Asia Pacific.
From 2002 to 2007, Diane lived and worked in Silicon Valley, where she was the West Coast Director and the Manager of Enterprise Ireland’s US Software and Services team. During this time she developed a strong network of contacts and an up close understanding of the some of the world’s leading technology companies and the approach of the world’s largest venture capital community. Whilst there she completed the Executive Management program at Stanford University.
From 2009 to 2012 Diane was the inaugural National Director for HBAN, Ireland’s angel investment network establishing angel syndicates and overseeing over €4m seed equity investment in a number of successful high technology startups companies.
Since its establishment in 2007, Diane has lead Xcell Partners to become one of the most successful new business development companies in Ireland.