Murtagh is a highly experienced Sales and Marketing professional with exceptional skills in the area of business development for the education and training markets globally. In the last 25 years, he has visited over 40 countries building a network of sales representatives in South America, Asia and Europe with special emphasis on Russia and many former Soviet Union countries. Murtagh was responsible for recruiting and managing a team of international staff, generating over €15m in sales annually. Previous to working in the education industry, he was UK Sales Director for Software Engineering of America (SEA), responsible for the marketing and promotion of specialised software, specifically designed to enhance Data Protection Systems and Privacy Controls for IBM Mainframes.
Murtagh has lived and worked in Germany, France and China providing him with the ability to understand cultural differences and their effect on sales, leadership, analytical thinking and communication skills.
After qualifying with a degree in languages from the University of London, Murtagh studied various subjects including International Marketing, Autogenic Training and recently qualified as a state recognised Skills Trainer from the National University of Galway.