We’re not psychologists, but we do know people

It might be a cliché, but you can’t have a brilliant company without brilliant people. Involved, informed and engaged. The key is internal communications and that’s where we come in, transforming the average to, well… brilliant.

Our pioneering software and expert advisory services are transforming internal communications, creating more connected, aligned and successful organizations all over the world.

It’s the Poppulo effect.

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The perfect formula:
highly effective communication = real engagement = success

It’s inspiring to work with amazing people

We work with many of the world’s biggest, most successful corporations and household brands.

It’s a pleasure to partner with:

Poppulo is equipping us with the tools needed to deliver better internal comms campaigns that captivate employees.

Sian Cargan
International Internal Communications Director
CDK Global

Our Story

We drew our first breath at Andrew O’Shaughnessy’s kitchen table in Cork, Ireland, though we weren’t Poppulo back then. But the passion, the belief in the power of informed and involved people, was there from the start and inspires everything we do today. It is a passion we live by and it owes a debt to lessons from the past.

It was one of the worst things Andrew O’Shaughnessy had to do and he swore it would never happen again. His father’s company was going out of business and Andrew had to lay off 88 people. Decent, hard-working, honest people.

It was a very difficult time, but Andrew learned a lesson that has burned inside him ever since. The staff were very loyal but unfortunately there was a disconnect between management and employees.

The culture was closed and non-inclusive. Management told the workforce what they wanted done and the employees did what was asked of them – and felt let down when the company founded by Andrew’s great-grandfather in 1905 could not be saved.

Since then, Andrew has been driven by a vision and a passion to create thriving workplace cultures and to radically change how companies engage with their people, in ways very different from the past.

That is how Poppulo was born. From an ambition to make organizations great by releasing the power of their people, through super-smart technology that transforms internal communications, dramatically increasing employee engagement.

That’s why he created Poppulo. It’s all about people.

Great communication is the life blood of high-performing organizations.

Andrew O'Shaughnessy, CEO Poppulo

Our Journey

Before Poppulo we began life as Newsweaver. We started very small, with big ambition. We trebled in size over four years from 2012, opened offices in the USA and grew an extensive customer portfolio of the world’s greatest brands, including Nestlé, Experian, LinkedIn, and Rolls-Royce.

We made the journey by developing ground-breaking software specifically for internal communicators, enabling unrivaled engagement. As we grew it became a natural step to evolve from Newsweaver to Poppulo – which owes its origin to the Latin for people – placing the core of our purpose at the heart of our identity.

From developing solutions to transform employee engagement, to customized consultancy services and thought leadership, everything we do at Poppulo is driven by our belief that the most successful organizations are made of informed, engaged, and empowered people.

People engaged, power unlocked. It’s what we do. The Poppulo effect, success from within.


Our culture defines us

Poppulo’s ambition to help make organizations great by unlocking the power of their people comes from the heart of our own culture.

It lives and breathes. It shapes our vision and it’s why we always go the extra mile to help customers achieve their goals. It’s a culture of openness and innovation, of honesty and generosity, where hard work is rewarded but life outside work gets the respect it deserves. It’s why we’re a Great Place To Work and this year won a prestigious award for communicating with our own people.

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Leadership team

Poppulo’s leadership reflects the team they inspire: a winning blend of innovation and ambition forged with the wisdom of experience.

Andrew O’Shaughnessy Andrew O’Shaughnessy, CEO

Founder and CEO

Andrew is an innovator with a passionate belief in the power of communications to transform how people work. It inspired Poppulo to become the global leader in internal communications, working with the world’s biggest brands to unlock the power of their people.

Eric Shealy Eric Shealy, President Poppulo USA

President Poppulo USA

Eric is responsible for expanding Poppulo’s footprint in North America and managing the company’s rapidly growing global customer base. He has 25+ years’ experience in high-growth technology operations, venture capital and investment banking in the USA.

Sean Griffin Sean Griffin, CTO


Sean is responsible for the creation and delivery of Poppulo’s product pipeline. He has 30+ years’ experience designing, building and delivering large scale enterprise software solutions including VP Research at Qumas and CTO at Vistech Software.

Eamonn Reardon Eamonn Reardon, CFO


Eamon heads up our financial and IT operations, with responsibility for accounting, financial planning, IT administration and internal systems. He has 20+ years industry experience, working with a number of multinational manufacturing corporations.

Mairéad Maher Mairéad Maher, VP of Marketing

VP of Marketing

Mairéad leads the Poppulo marketing team and is the company’s chief communications strategist. She has 20+ years’ experience, including at CEO level, in national media and internal communications, creative agency and the global food industry.

Alan Beiagi Alan Beiagi, Senior VP of Product

Senior VP of Product

Alan directs Poppulo’s product vision and leads a pioneering team that is shaping the future of employee communications globally. He has over 20 years’ experience leading strategic product development at companies such as AOL, MapQuest, TomTom, and DataXu.

Peter Lyon Peter Lyon, VP of Customer Success

VP of Customer Success

Peter Lyon leads our Customer Success team for Poppulo, With over 25 years’ experience implementing Customer Success programmes, Peter has held senior executive positions across Europe and co-founded Customer Success Network, a not-for-profit peer learning group for Customer Success Professionals.

Yvonne Frost Yvonne Frost, VP of Employee Experience

VP of Employee Experience

Yvonne’s priority is to support Poppulo’s people to ensure they are best equipped to deliver a world-class product, service and support to our customers. Yvonne uses her customer success leadership experience to recruit and support our greatest asset, our people.