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 between Lake Tahoe and Boston.
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.
Since 2014, Jan has provided legal counsel and strategic guidance to BV and its portfolio companies. In line with BV's core philosophy, Jan approaches each opportunity through a focus on growth with a recognition of risk factors (and a strategy to mitigate them).
As the BV family grows year over year, Jan ensures it remains well-structured and compliant in order to maximize operational efficiency and profitability.
In between meetings Jan enjoys time with his family and friends in the great outdoors.
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.
Julie is a practitioner who brings 15 years of broad HR experience to the team, with a specific focus on helping growing businesses develop their talent & HR functions. She has hands-on experience in all aspects of HR, including talent acquisition and management, HR policy, benefits, compensation, culture development and employee engagement. Additionally, she has a unique understanding of the specific challenges of rapid growth, high change environments and always works with the best interests of the team members in mind. Prior to her career in HR, Julie worked in purchasing and project management, supporting well-known consumer brands throughout her career. Julie has a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, and holds her SPHR, SHRM-SCP, and Certified Compensation Analyst (CCA) certifications. In her free time, Julie enjoys getting out and about, staying healthy, and practicing all forms of retail therapy.