Meet the team
Shane Cogan is the founder of Rethinking Rural Ireland. He has almost 20 years experience as a human rights worker in the development sector overseas, with a sharp focus on community empowerment, creative thinking and project development.
Vinicius Verza is our Product Designer and Data Analyst expert with over ten years of experience working for big IT companies such as Activision, Google, Facebook and TikTok. His expertise is in working for the Trust and Safety environment, user experience and design. He is enthusiastic and curious about life, always exploring different ways to do things and learning along the way. In his free time he loves to travel, cook and play video games.
Board of Advisors
Susan works extensively as a mentor and business coach, working with SMEs and entrepreneurs in setting up and building new businesses. She also works as a lecturer providing CPD training for professionals as well as a conference and seminar speaker, with a focus on ITC and digital media strategies.