Meet The Team

With more than two decades of experience, our expert team at Rochtaine has travelled to the furthest reaches of the world, exploring everything from the biggest cities to the smallest villages. We use our inside knowledge and expertise to curate luxury travel experiences that ignite your imagination. Our clients include VIPs, global entertainers, and famous sports players worldwide. From airport meet and greets at the aircraft doors to luxury travel and accommodation services, the cornerstone of our success has been delivering the best possible customer experience while exceeding clients’ expectations.

Marta Banasik

Marta’s passion is in her commitment to her client’s wellbeing and tireless drive to ensure excellence in everything she does and that she delivers.

Her drive to succeed and be the best for her clients permeates through her actions in Rochtaine and is augmented and empowered from her experience in wellbeing, client relations and sensory wealth. Marta and her team will assess your needs and prepare, plan and deliver a memorable experience to ensure you receive the Rochtaine experience.

Marta has an accomplished background in wellbeing and creativity, being a qualified Wellness Coach, Advanced Coaching with Neuroscience and a published artist, all of which she channels into the preparation and delivery of your Rochtaine experiences. Her genuine personal commitment and drive is rivalled only by her sincere enthusiasm and desire to provide the best standard of service and experience possible.

Brendan Gaffney

Brendan is a serial entrepreneur with 30 years of experience in managing new business start-ups to growing them to scale. Brendan is Co-Founder of VentureWave and led the management buy-in of Blueface now a Comcast Business Company with Alan Foy and Lord Iveagh, head of the Guinness family. Brendan worked as President of Global Cloud in Star2Star a US telecommunications company that was acquired by Sangoma in 2021. The VentureWave group owns and operates a portfolio of companies including VentureWave Capital, Vestiver and Rochtaine. 

As a well know Burning Man artist Brendan has been building large sculptures from recycled steel for over 12 years. Brendan’s work has been featured in Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, and his work is on permanent display in 42 museums worldwide.

Brendan has travelled the world extensively and led adventure expeditions in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and Mount Everest in Nepal.  In addition, he has extensive experience in chartering Private Jets and Helicopters for everything from meetings and business acquisitions, to family transfers and private executive travel. Brendan and his team at Rochtaine will take care of all the organisation and red tape from finding the most suitable aircraft to ensuring its waiting on the tarmac for you.  

Brendan holds a 1st Class Bachelor in Business Studies (B.B.S) and Masters (M.A) from the University of Dublin, Trinity College. 

Alan Foy

Alan Foy is Chairman and Managing Partner of VentureWave and Non Executive Chairman of Rochtaine. He was Chairman and former CEO of Blueface, a Comcast Business Company and is a former member of the Senior Leadership Team of Comcast Business. Blueface operates a proprietary technology platform and provides enterprise communications in Europe, North America and Asia. He has executed a fast growth strategy and led the company’s expansion into new markets. Alan was previously CEO of Star2Star Communications – a leading Enterprise Communications Business in North America. He was formerly an Executive with one of Ireland’s leading investment firms, NCB Group (now Investec) spanning Corporate Finance/Investment Banking, Wealth Management and Institutional Equities. He also worked with Coyle Hamilton (now Willis) in the area of business transformation & change and with AOL Finance.

Alan was awarded an EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist Award in the International Category and he is a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow. Alan is Chairman of the Ireland Funds in Ireland, a member of the Board of Endeavor Ireland, on the board of management of Mount Temple Comprehensive School and a member of the Provost’s Advisory Council for University of Dublin, Trinity College. He is a Patron of the Trinity Business School and he is a member of YPO in Dublin. Alan holds a first class B.B.S., M.A and M.Litt in Strategic Management from University of Dublin, Trinity College.

Brian Martin

Brian is a technology executive with over 12 years experience in successfully scaling and expanding software-as-a-service businesses around the globe.  He was a key executive level leader of Blueface, a Comcast Business Company, expanding and driving operations in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia, Brian oversaw the sales, marketing, customer success and services functions of the business. Before joining Blueface as SVP and company director, he led the operations and was a Director of eCeltic, an outsourced software development start-up that grew from 3 employees to 50 over the course of 6 years named as Ireland’s 10th fastest growing technology company according to Deloitte in 2012 with a compound annual growth rate of 550%. During his time at Trinity College Dublin, Brian was awarded Business Student of the Year and was Chairman of the Trinity Entrepreneurial Society where he founded the Dragon’s Den competition.  Brian has published research in the field of entrepreneurship and has lectured in the area in Ireland and Austria.  He is a member of the Ireland Funds Young Leaders Committee and a past member of the Trinity Business Alumni Committee.  Brian holds a Bachelor in Business Studies (B.B.S) from the University of Dublin, Trinity College. 


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