Meet the people in Abodoo

Vanessa Tierney


Lives and breathes remote working and enjoys meeting highly skilled professionals wishing to loose the commute. When not on a video call from the East Coast of Ireland, Vanessa is enjoying life with her young family and pets.

Ben Wainwright

Cofounder & CTO

Driven to solve problems and create disruptive products. Borderline obsession for smart working & playing Guitars. Adores his family. A Bubble blower not burster.

Sue Marshall


Travelled for work for more years than she cares to remember. Now passionate about Smart Working. Sue believes that everyone has the right to work regardless of their personal circumstances and is on a mission to help make smart working a reality for everyone.

David Norton

CFO (non-exec)

The strong silent type and very good with numbers!

Una O'Dowd

Digital Marketing Executive

Una wants to banish the term City Career and make all careers accessible no matter where the location. After 8yrs in London she is determined to utilise her skills in the sticks of rural Wexford. Una loves spending time with family and believes that good work: life harmony should allow for jogging and the W.A.L.K word with her dog Brody.

Tanya Macey

Digital Sales & Customer Engagement Executive

After giving up commuting for 5 hours everyday for nearly a decade, Tanya advocates working in a meaningful and enjoyable career. Tanya brandishes In-House/Executive RPO Talent Acquisition and Executive agency recruiter experience. She is also a black belt in Campaign management including strategic and innovative resourcing solutions.

Ruth Gawthorpe

Director of People

A passionate supporter of Smart Working, Ruth had a lightbulb moment 4 years ago becoming wheelchair bound for a while and realising just how much talent cannot do the commute. Ruth believes that as smart working is adopted widely the impact on society will be powerful. She also has a great affinity with all things Cornwall.