Our Focus:

Partnering with C-suite executives, investors, and brands to achieve growth by leveraging unique revenue assets and IP.


Matthew Iovanni

Matthew Iovanni founded Blarney Ventures to help businesses gain traction. With more than 13 years as a Business Development Manager, Sales Manager, Vice President of Sales, and two-time Board Member, Matthew has been in the shoes of every sales position possible.

Armed with a passion for turnarounds and a relentless drive to succeed, Matthew truly enjoys building great teams in any organization he encounters.

An avid freestyle skier and dog lover, Matthew lives in New Hampshire.


Stephen Barone

Stephen Barone brings years of marketing experience in both the tech and service sectors to Blarney Ventures.

Stephen is passionate about inbound marketing and its ability to create leverage and accelerate growth for organizations of all shapes and sizes. With both strategic and tactical acumen in a number of business areas, Stephen helps our clients develop strategy, implement systems, execute programs, and achieve sustainable growth.

Stephen lives on the North Shore of Massachusetts and is an avid fisherman.

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Jonathan Medeiros

Jonathan Medeiros joined Blarney Ventures after working in several finance roles spanning a decade at companies large and small. He was most recently on the management team of a digital health startup, helping to scale up through Series A and beyond.

With a penchant for leveraging sound financial data to make decisions, he is passionate about driving businesses forward through impactful partnerships with sales and marketing leaders.

Jonathan lives in Massachusetts and enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters.

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Shabri Lakhani

Shabri is the Founder and CEO of SalesWorks - a global training and consulting firm purely focused on sales team development that has reimagined the legacy approach to training. Shabri started her career as an SDR and brings over 10 years of experience within the inside sales and sales development space, where she spent 7 years at the largest fintech in Europe, private equity owned, Finastra. Shabri spent 3 years in the UAE building the team for Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific from scratch where she built a deep understanding of nuances and considerations when building out international sales teams. At Finastra, she successfully built a global team from 2 to 50 people, whilst creating a revenue generating inside sales team closing an additional £3m annually.


Alexandra Sao

Alexandra is the Contract Administrator at Blarney Ventures. After earning her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Florida Gulf Coast University and completing her first year of law school at Florida A&M University College of Law, she joined the workforce initially in the nonprofit and government sectors. Law and compliance are two areas in which Alexandra is interested both professionally and personally. She hopes to continue to use her expertise to fiercely and fairly advocate for clients. In her spare time she enjoys challenging herself to cook without using recipes, watching documentaries, and serving as the Membership Chair and a founding member of her alma mater’s Multicultural Alumni Network.