Meet The Team
RentalMatics is an IoT solution which allows car rental companies to manage and track global fleets in real time. Our team is passionate about positively disrupting the car rental industry. With big dreams and high expectations, we’re soon to be Europe’s largest privately-owned telematics company.
Founded in 2016, RentalMatics is a young company with great ambition. In the last few years our team has a grown to a total of twenty, passionate and talented, individuals. We expect our in-house numbers to rise even further as we continue to develop our customer base.
RentalMatics is lead by CEO Fred Jones, chairperson Colm Menton, CTO Thomas Brady and President of Global Mobility Bob Barton. Our Senior Executive team is completed by PR and Marketing expert, Emily Ross, vastly experienced HR specialist, Loretta Greene and former European Entrepreneur of the Year and Openet Telecom founder, Joe Hogan.
Based at DCU Alpha, in Dublin City, our team is comprised of outstanding software engineers, developers and customer relations personnel. Our experienced Principal Engineers provide guidance to our App, Core Data, Platform and QA Departments.
Chief Executive Officer
Fred is a highly respected leadership professional with over 20 years IT experience spanning the Telecommunications, Finance, Automotive and Transport sectors. Prior to founding, scaling and selling Ireland’s largest IT transformation company Ammeon, he worked with Ericsson before heading up engineering at Logica Mobile Networks. He holds a MEng in Robotic Modelling and Control as well as BEng in Electronic Engineering, both from DCU.
Chairperson and CoFounder
Colm Menton is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor with a wealth of experience in the automotive and mobility sectors. He is an industry veteran with over thirty years expertise in the international car rental marketplace. His core skills include growing revenue and driving profitability in the mobility sector both nationally and internationally. Colm is the former CEO of Europcar Ireland, and was instrumental in the development of GoCar, the hugely successful car sharing venture.
Thomas Brady Ph.D.
CTO and CoFounder
Advanced technology specialist and software architect with a Ph.D. in Middleware and a Masters in High Performance Computing. Dr. Brady is Chief Architect of the RentalMatics SaaS platform, and is responsible for technology and product advancement. Formerly Product Architect at Openet Telecom. Patent specialist. Guest Lecturer, UCD, Expert speaker: IEEE. Author of a number of papers on cloud computing and IoT.
President of Global Mobility
Bob Barton has over 30 years’ experience in the automotive industry, including Snr. VP of Global Franchise Operations for The Hertz Corporation with responsibilities for 130 countries and 500 franchises. Past president of the American Car Rental Association and 2009 recipient of the Russell Bruno Award. He has represented the rental industry on the Congressional Travel and Tourism Caucus and testified before the FTC on competition in the car rental industry.
Founder and CTO Openet Telecom. EY Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011, European Entrepreneur of the Year 2013. Technology Ireland Person of the Year 2017.