Meet the Team

Kainos is one of the largest independent Workday implementation partners in Europe. As a dedicated, Workday-only, full-service partner, we offer consulting guidance, implementation, testing and post-deployment services. We provide deep expertise in Workday Absence, Integration, Compensation, Reporting, Talent and Time Tracking, as well as familiarity with HR practices and regulations around the world.

Damien Taylor
CTO
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Damien Taylor
CTO
Damien is a strong technical leader with 15 years experience implementing and architecting complex solutions across a wide range of sectors including financial, telco & public sector.  Damien joined Kainos straight from university in 2000 and is now one of the senior technical people in Kainos.  In recent years, Damien has specialised in architecting and overseeing the technical delivery of HCM and Payroll solutions, including solutions containing customised complex payroll calculation rules.  Damien is currently the CTO of Kainos Smart, a role which sees him providing technical leadership on all Workday delivery projects, with significant focus on the technical direction of the Kainos Smart product.
Geoff McMinn
Product Owner
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Geoff McMinn
Product Owner
Geoff has over 16 years of software delivery experience at enterprise scale, covering telecoms, utilities, retail, banking and finance sectors. Specialisms include software development, QA and Enterprise Architecture.  He is a core part of the team, working in the Kainos Smart practice as product owner of Smart HCM and Smart Financials.
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Juul van den Esker
Country Manager - Benelux
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Juul van den Esker
Country Manager - Benelux
Juul van den Esker heads up the Kainos office in Amsterdam. Throughout his career he has worked across HR in local and international management roles, managing and growing SAP’s SaaS platform for the Dutch market. In his role at Kainos he is responsible for both managing the Benelux organization and to build up and manage a successful business in EMEA.
Kevin Corrigan
Head of Professional Services
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Kevin Corrigan
Head of Professional Services
Kevin is an experienced IT Delivery professional who heads up the Kainos Smart Professional Services team. With 19 years experience in IT consulting and delivering collaborative and complex IT solutions, he is responsible for onboarding, training and support across our Smart client base. Kevin’s team guides a customer’s approach to testing Workday using Smart which is proven to reduce manual testing effort.
Malachy Smith
Head of WorkSmart Business Unit
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Malachy Smith
Head of WorkSmart Business Unit
Malachy has over 20 years experience in enterprise technology solutions. He set up our Workday division and has helped establish Kainos as one of the leading Workday implementation partners in Europe. Mal works closely with senior Workday colleagues to ensure successful customer deployments and has been intimately involved in the evolution of the Kainos Smart HCM product.
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Mark Flynn
Head of Professional Services
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Mark Flynn
Head of Professional Services
An experienced IT professional with over 12 years development and consultancy experience, Mark has led the design and implementation of bespoke IT solutions within the Financial Services and Telecoms arena. Here at WorkSmart, he ensures that we deliver Workday implementation, management, and post-deployment projects smoothly and efficiently for every enterprise customer.
Michelle Tomkins
Business Development Manager
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Michelle Tomkins
Business Development Manager
Michelle is an experienced Business Development Manager working in the Kainos Smart Workday division. Joining the business in February 2015, Michelle has over 16 years experience in the HR, Payroll and Finance industry in the areas of people management, sales management and long term relationship building. Michelle is responsible for helping our prospects and customers to optimise the return on investment from their Workday HR deployment and to help them to understand and navigate the challenges of successful global HR projects.
Rainer Maier
Country Manager – DACH
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Rainer Maier
Country Manager – DACH
As a Workday certified Project Manager and HCM Consultant, Rainer brings extensive project management and process consultation experience to all of the projects he leads with a main focus on service processes, mobile field force optimisation, and operational management.
Richard Mutter
HCM Practice Principal
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Richard Mutter
HCM Practice Principal
Richard is a highly qualified Workday implementation professional. With decades of experience in the HR, financial and IT sectors, he has a passion for HR systems strategy, helping companies take advantage of the game changing Workday HCM product in his professional life. Richard is now based in Kainos’s London office.
Ruairi Digby
Business Development Manager
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Ruairi Digby
Business Development Manager
Ruairi is an experienced Business Development Manager working in the Kainos Smart practice. Ruairi has 6 years test management experience and 4 years business analysis prior to moving to a sales role. Ruairi has worked with numerous early adopters and advised blue clip companies on test strategies. More recently, Ruairi has presented at 6 Regional User Groups and talked to over 150 Workday customers about their testing challenges.

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