Meet the Team

Our team have decades of invaluable experience in home storage design. Our varied experience ensures we provide invaluable insights into consumer purchasing habits of home storage. Read through our profiles below and discover more about the Clever Closet team! 

 

Contact Us! Please feel free to contact our team who will be happy to help with your enquiry!

Paul Jacob

Paul Jacob

CEO

Paul is the founder and developer of the first modular under-stairs storage system to fit into all domestic homes. Paul established Smart Storage in 2011, and has since founded Clever Closet in 2012. As a qualified engineer, Paul developed the original under stairs storage unit for his own home. The companies expanded rapidly after Paul’s appearance on Dragon’s Den in 2011. Paul has overseen the approval of the design patents for the units within the US, Canada & EU. Presently, Paul is working with some of the leading housing developers across the UK and Ireland to install the storage units as standard in new housing developments. 

 

Claire Kenny

Claire Kenny

Business Development Manager

Claire’s expertise lies in the development of strong partnerships with the construction industry across Ireland and the UK. Claire has vast experience in liaising with developers, architects, quantity surveyors, contracts managers, contractors, interior designers and estate agents during all stages of a development to best utilise existing space within a build.

Lorraine Donovan

Lorraine Donovan

Business Development Manager

Lorraine has worked with the business since its foundation and has extensive experience in a variety of roles from sales management through to logistics and operations. Lorraine specializes in bringing a hands-on approach to new projects, and works closely with construction teams to successfully manage their accounts throughout all stages of the order process. 

Terry Casey

Terry Casey

Head Fitter and Trainer

As Clever Closet’s head fitter and trainer, Terry works closely with construction teams to train them in expertly fitting our under stairs storage units. Terry has many years of experience in the company and uses this knowledge to guide and assist installers.  

Justine Ryan

Justine Ryan

Finance Manager

Justine plays a key role in Clever Closet through the management of our accounts department. Justine has vast experience in every area of accounts management and is on hand to help with any queries you may have.   

Penny & Bruno

Penny & Bruno

Canine Executive Officers

Since their arrival in late 2017, Penny and Bruno have been busy at work! These mini dashchunds have the very important role of greeting visitors at the office, and are always on hand with a warm welcome! (Also partial to almonds).