Team

Our expertise delivers results. We continue to build upon our 70+ years of combined experience in building, operating, financing, acquiring, and divesting digital infrastructure, telecoms, data centres, real estate and other businesses to build great companies alongside our management teams and co-investors.

Colm Piercy

Principal

John Quinn

Investment Director

JC Caillere

VP Research & Investigations   

 

Carlos Gundersen

VP Financial Analysis & Operations

 

Colm is an entrepreneur and investor, founding
the Digiweb Group in 1997, Dataplex in 2011, and now through Chirisa manages interests in a number of telecom, technology and real estate investment
platforms across Europe and the US.

 

Colm holds an Engineering degree from the University of Limerick and was awarded EY Entrepreneur of the Year for Industry, 2012.

 

John brings an encyclopedic knowledge of the telecommunications industry, having worked for nearly all the major players over his career. He brings a wealth of experience in industry leadership positions most recently as Group CTO of Digicel Group, where he deployed 5 Countries as Gigabit societies in under 3 years, was technical director of M&A activities and advised on organization group structure and cost optimization among other duties and achievements.

 

John is a graduate of DCU and The National College of Ireland. 

Jean-Charles has deep sectoral experience across a range of technologies and businesses, and has worked with Chirisa and its investees for over 13 years in strategy development, M&A, and operations.  He leads the deal origination and due diligence activities of Chirisa. 

 

He holds an MBA from Smurfit School of Business and is fluent in French and English. 

 

Carlos joined Chirisa in 2015 with over 10 years experience in the investment industry, including private equity, hedge funds and asset management in London, Frankfurt, New York and Santiago.

 

Carlos holds a BSc. in Industrial Engineering and an MBA from INSEAD. He is a level II CFA candidate and is fluent in Spanish, English and German.