Business 100 - 2012

ORegan Brendan

Brendan O’Regan/Zenith Technologies

Brendan O’Regan is CEO of Zenith Technologies, a privately owned company he established in 1998.  The company now employs over 375 people across the world, and has offices in Dublin, the UK, India, China, Singapore and the US, with global headquarters in Cork. Zenith offers services in systems integration, site services, MES and professional secondments for the global process automation and manufacturing execution system markets.

Brendan, a native of Co. Cork, who was a finalist in the 2008 Ernst & Young entrepreneur of the year awards, has a diploma in instrument physics from Cork Institute of Technology. He is a mentor in the Endeavor Program, which is geared toward nurturing up-and-coming entrepreneurs. He and his wife, Dorothy, have a daughter, Dara.

Brendan chose a John O’Donohue quote from Anam Cara to describe what it means to be Irish: “Your soul knows the geography of your destiny. Your soul alone has the map of your future, therefore you can trust this indirect, oblique side of yourself. If you do, it will take you where you need to go, but more important it will teach you a kindness of rhythm in your journey.”