I am an experienced Financial Services Professional and Specialist in IoT and Connected Finance with +12 years’ experience within the Domestic and Cross-Border Financial Services market. Proven strong leader, strategist, business developer and program manager. I advise on innovation, operations and strategy to suit different needs and business requirements across FinTech and Financial Services firms. My expertise lies in business and product transformation and modernisation from design and implementation stage through to restructuring, launch and distribution phases of new products and business models.
Innovative, ambitious, self-starter demonstrated through the establishment and progression (on a worldwide basis) of WeSavvy Limited, a self-Founded worldwide FinTech startup. As an active community member within the Irish and European FinTech ecosystem, I am passionate about the digitalisation of financial services and the collaboration between the financial services and technology sectors with an excellent understanding of financial products and smart technologies underpinning emerging FinTech solutions.
Having lead various Proofs of Value (PoVs) and implementation programs collaborating with international Asset Managers, Insurers and Banks, I am very conscious of both the opportunities and constraints of merging traditional financial products with smart technological solutions.
Since joining Grant Thornton, I have led the establishment of the Open Finance Hub whose goal is to find and refine innovative solutions that Financial Services Providers (FSPs) can select, test and trial, in an easy and secure way the services they need, allowing them to act faster and with confidence in delivering new business models.
I hold a BA Honours Degree in International Insurance & European Studies from University of Limerick, a Post-Grad. in Financial Services with the University College Dublin and I am a Chartered Insurer, Chartered Banker and Qualified Financial Adviser.