Deirdre Terrins Investment Manager
Deirdre has extensive corporate experience in managing new technology offerings and market creation. Her international sales background in Siemens, (Europe) and Xerox (US) was developed further in venture and change management roles in the US, UK and Asia. Deirdre has managed innovative product and process assignments in both public and private sectors. She has sectoral expertise in telecoms, IT, analytics, renewables, ecommerce, enterprise systems and innovative products. Her new product development background includes the successful introduction of ‘disruptive’ technologies into new markets.
She has directed investment in startups, high growth, MBO and IP commercialisation companies from origination to exit. For Crescent, Deirdre originated and directed investments in Maildistiller (acquired by Proofpoint Inc), Omiino (acquired by Xilinx Inc), SpeechStorm (acquired by Genesys), Analytics Engines, B9 Energy Control, Ampliphae, Flowlens, VosCuris (formerly Clinishare), Humain, B9 Developments and Photonic Measurements.
She has served on the boards of other portfolio companies dealing with recovery, turnaround, technology refresh, market pivot challenges and organisational change.
Deirdre acts as advisor to high growth companies and as mentor and coach to entrepreneurs. Her approach is to focus on product-market fit and value build with high grade entrepreneurial teams. Deirdre is active in coaching female entrepreneurs and leaders and in promoting gender equality in business.