About Frankli

Frankli was founded in February 2017 to help make the workplace smarter and more personal and to develop intuitive employee led tools that would support this. Organisations today miss out on countless opportunities to better connect with and understand their people. Without understanding their people, organisations cannot effectively engage with them or offer them a rewarding career.

We want to fix this

Who we are

At frankli HQ we’re building a platform and set of products we believe in — as well as a strong, diverse team of curious, creative people who come to work to do great things everyday.

Located in Sligo, Ireland along the Wild Atlantic Way, we’re a growing startup with a global customer reach.


With a background in software engineering & people leadership, Noel started his career with IBM before spending 10 years working in consulting & senior leadership roles Internationally in Australia & New Zealand. He returned home to Ireland in 2016 and started working on Frankli .

In true start-up fashion, Noel works across product design, operations, business development & marketing.

Noel Dykes

Founder & CEO
Cian Collins

Cian has over 15 years’ experience in HRM, HR Technology, Product Management, Comms and Performance Management in leading tech companies such as Twitter and Workday. Cian was the first employee hired in Lumension Software & and grew the company internationally to 60 employees.

Cian completed an MBA in 2015 and leads out on our business development, sales and marketing.

Cian Collins

Co-Founder & CCO
Martin McLaughlin

Martin works across our full technical stack with a core focus on software quality. He also plays a hands on role when it comes to new customer onboarding & is there to ensure things go smoothly.

Martin McLaughlin

Software Engineering

Shane also works across our full technical stack and plays an important role in the overall product design and User Experience of our product. Shane is also support for our AWS infrastructure.

Shane McGowan

Software Engineering

David has been an active advisor from the early days of frankli. With over 15 years international experience in technology roles, David brings technical & people leadership expertise to frankli and advises our team on the overall technical direction with an emphasis on our backend architecture, hosting, security & platform scalability.

David Kenny

Technical Advisor