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Head of Sales & Marketing at Keelvar
University of Oxford

Person Details


Alan is a Digital & Online Marketing Specialist focusing on Software, SaaS, Internet & Social Media. He is the Head of Sales and Marketing at Keelvar. Keelvar is a VC backed B2B startup offering innovative procurement software to the public sector. Using clever algorithms Keelvar helps those procuring goods and services to obtain more efficient outcomes with typical savings in the region of 5% - 15% achievable.

Alan previously established Palo Alto Software's UK subsidiary, which focused on the sales and marketing of Business Plan Pro, the best selling business planning software product. In recent years Alan has been heavily involved in the transition to a SaaS offering called

Prior to that Alan was a business development manager at Barclays Plc the leading global financial services provider. He joined Barclays on their graduate programme in 1998 from University College Cork, Ireland and spent 5 years there, including time at Clearlybusiness a London-based innovation unit within Barclays.

Alan has an MBA from Oxford University, an MSc and B.Comm from University College Cork, Ireland and a Post Grad Diploma in eCommerce from Birkbeck College, University of London.

He is also on the board of the Irish International Business Network (

You can follow Alan on Twitter @alangleeson

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