Meet the DMS leadership team

Our Company
Meet the dedicated leadership team behind DMS, driven by a commitment to deliver world-class efficiency and service quality. With a diverse range of expertise in project management, engineering, and telecommunications, they work together to create a culture of excellence that permeates the entire organization.

Our business leader

John McDowall

CEO and Founder

CEO and Founder John McDowall has built the success of DMS from his belief that world-class efficiency and service quality were achievable with the right mindset, skillset, & business culture. Prior to founding DMS, John was a Global Key Account Manager for a high-tech vertical of the world’s largest privately owned logistics business.

Our leadership team

John Paul Heaney MIET

Chief Operations Officer

With 25 years of experience in project management, engineering, and telecommunications, JP joined DMS as a project leader in 2015, moving to Chief Operating Officer in 2019. As COO, JP develops DMS operations globally, working to deliver the best service possible to customers in every corner of the world.

Richard Ferson

Chief Financial Officer

Richard joined DMS as CFO in 2020. He is responsible for accounting and finance operations, financial reporting, strategic planning & analysis, and regulatory compliance. Prior to joining, Richard spent over 10 years as a Senior Accountant, establishing a reputation as an operations partner and an expert in financial accounting.

Ruairi Shivers

Chief Technology Officer

A steadfast voice of technical leadership in audiovisual, unified communications and digital media, Ruairi draws on well over a decade of experience in AV and network systems implementation. At DMS, Ruairi leads technology, strategy, and process management, working cross-functionally with the technical and strategy divisions.

Rory McDowell


Rory is a Director at DMS who has extensive experience in the field of IT. He currently leads DMS operations in the Asia-Pacific region and is a skilled business leader and expert in communication technology. Rory has a proven track record of success in managing and growing businesses.

Paul Curran

Global Account Director

Joining DMS as a Senior Project Manager almost a decade ago, as Global Account Director, Paul is now responsible for leading and growing DMS’s global business. Paul works closely with DMS partners to deliver quality unified communication solutions on high-profile projects in AMER, EMEA, and APAC.