UpThink Innovation Agency
Think. Transform. Grow.

Our People

A network of innovation leaders.

Mary Cronin




Mary Cronin is an entrepreneur, growth strategist and innovator. Since 2009, she has founded two successful companies that help clients and entrepreneurs transform, grow and scale their businesses. Her practical expertise in innovation – creating new business models, developing capabilities and integrating frameworks to develop new services – ensures clients future-proof their business.

Key skills:

  • Innovation catalyst: international speaker on innovation, entrepreneurship

  • Growth strategist: innovation consultant to corporates in growth strategies, enabling acceleration and transformation of ideas to create scalable businesses

  • Technologist: 20-year track record in building and managing large, complex technology systems. Chartered Engineer with 20+years and a Lean advocate.

Mary is a Stanford Lean Launchpad Educator; a certified facilitator in Strategyzer Business Modeling and a certified LEGO® Serious Play facilitator.

Clients include: Kingspan, ESB, Enterprise Ireland, Resmed, Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, Social Innovation Fund, Royal College Surgeons Ireland, Mater hospital, AIB, hSenid (Sri Lanka), DCU, UCD Engineering School, UCD Smurfits and Nova UCD.


Mary Cronin