Our Team

Joe Aherne

Joe Aherne is a Certified Public Accountant with over 25 years’ experience in the multinational sector both at home and abroad. He also has attained qualifications from the Marketing Institute of Ireland and from City Bank in the U.S.

During his qualification years, Joe worked for a diversity of companies prior to his departure abroad in 1984. Joe joined Almarai in Saudi Arabia and was subsequently appointed to the executive board of the Dairy Division, one of the largest dairy companies in the world. On completion of his 4-year contract, Joe joined London European Airways PLC as Finance Director and was headhunted to re-structure EDPAC, a U.S. computer room air-conditioning company out of Cork, Ireland.

Joe established the Leading Edge Group in 1995 an international boutique consulting company supporting a variety of manufacturing and service organizations in Ireland, Canada and Australia. He is also chairperson and founder of the Court of Experts, a networking body of top multinationals in Ireland.

He is currently completing a postgraduate diploma in international selling at DIT and is actively involved in bringing a new SaaS product to market targeting large multinationals and healthcare organizations.

Ciara Murphy
Joe Lane

Ciara Murphy is Operations Manager for ReganStein with responsibility for developing strong relationships with our clients and connecting with key business executives. Ciara works closely with all our clients to deliver consistent, high quality results.

Ciara has more than 15 years’ experience in Marketing and Business Development working previously with Maynooth University, CPA Ireland and formerly in the leisure sector.

This varied experience honed her expertise dealing with multiple concurrent projects and interacting with management across all sectors.

Ciara holds a Bachelor of Business Studies from DCU.

Joe Lane, Head of Energy at Bord na Mona and member of the board of Leading Edge Group has previously held leadership roles at Raychem (part of Tyco International) and TE Connectivity.

Joe has considerable experience across geographies and cultures in manufacturing, outsourcing, engineering, supply chain management, new product introduction and end-to-end business processes. In addition, he has experience managing complex, high value capital and technology projects and an extensive track record in successfully restructuring organisations from a cost, performance and market access perspective.

He is an impactful and customer-focused leader with outstanding communication and motivational skills.

Dylan McDonald

Dylan began working with Reganstein in January 2021. He has several years of experience in Digital Marketing across a range of industries in the public and private sector, B2B and B2C, whilst also running a Digital Marketing Agency. Prior to this Dylan completed and graduated from a 4-year Marketing and Digital Media course at Waterford Institute of Technology.

Dylan has a broad set of skills in the world of marketing and has strong expertise in the particular areas of Online Advertising, Social Media Management, Website Management, and Search Engine Optimisation. He brings to the Leading Edge Team a mindset that is based on investment versus reward and prioritizes results.

Dylan has also recently completed his Lean White Belt Program with Leading Edge Group.


Síofra recently joined the Leading Edge Group team providing key marketing support.

Síofra was awarded her Msc ‘Innovation in European Business’ from University College Cork wherein she received a First-Class Honours for her efforts. She completed her six-month internship as part of the Market Intelligence team at cybersecurity firm Irdeto, based in the Netherlands, where she acquired critical market research capabilities.

Síofra also holds a First Class BBus in Marketing obtained from Cork Institute of Technology in 2019.

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