John Mac Namara
John is the founder and current Chief Executive of BCM Business Cost Management Limited, a world leading firm specialising in Cost Reduction for a wide variety of clients.
John founded BCM 23 years ago and has grown the business to having 30 offices spread across 16 countries. BCM focuses on identification and implementation of savings across a wide variety of approximately 40 categories of spend including printing, packaging, stationery, electricity, communications, food, transport, labour, etc. BCM has a unique selling point in that it only charges its clients a % of the savings achieved thus making the No Savings, No Charge offering risk free for clients.
John is also a founding Director of iBusiness Warriors, a firm specialised in growing SME’s in terms of revenue and profitability. iBW provides a hands on marketing, sales, operations and finance service to SME’s which typically doubles or trebles the revenue and profitability of the organisation in question. As with BCM, iBW operates a No Results, No Charge fee structure thus ensuring the client takes no risk in engaging iBW.
John is a former Senior Manager with Tellabs Limited, a large US hi-tech multinational – with this company John was primarily used as a trouble-shooter to set up new departments and structures and to turn around poorly performing functional areas. John held a total of 9 positions over a 10 year period in this regard. Prior to this, John worked in various engineering and supervisory positions with Pako Limited in Limerick and Westinghouse in the USA.
John is an electronics engineering graduate of Limerick University and also has a diploma in Business Studies. He is a strong innovator with exceptional project management skills and has wide ranging experience in start-ups of both small and medium sized organisations.
John is active outside of work also with an extensive agenda of community development interests being the founder of his local Community Centre, Drama Society, Historical Society, Choir and more.
His business achievements have been noted – John is the Limerick City Enterprise Board Entrepreneur of the Year 2009, Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 and since 2015 is the Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Limerick Institute of Technology and National Franchise Centre.