Expert Resources

The ID-Pal leadership team is made up of dynamic individuals with diverse backgrounds from across a range of industries. Combining their knowledge as industry-leaders with their mission to make identity verification simple for any business or customer, results in open, honest and informative conversations on any topic relating to identity verification, compliance, business, fintech, start-ups and more.

Get in touch if you would like a member of the ID-Pal team to speak at your event, on your podcast or panel.

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COLUM LYONS

Chief Executive Officer

Colum is the CEO and founder of ID-Pal. Prior to this, Colum worked as a stockbroker and has over 20 years experience within the financial markets. He is a qualified charting analyst as well as a qualified financial advisor. Read Colum’s CEO profile here.

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JAMES O'TOOLE

Chief Business Officer

Previously James was a management consultant for Accenture where he worked on a number of client engagements ranging from strategy development to operational excellence and delivery within the Financial Services industry. Read James’ CBO profile here.

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SHELLEY McKINNEY

Chief Marketing Officer

Shelley is a Harvard graduate with 12 years of marketing experience. She has worked in the US, Asia and Europe launching global campaigns for large corporations as well as building new brands for young companies. Read Shelley’s CMO profile here.

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ROB O'FARRELL

Chief Technology Officer

Rob is an IT Professional and founder of Perf-Util Consulting, which he setup in 2009 working with some of the world’s largest Utilities. He specialises in bringing a business-goal-focus to IT with over 13 year of experience in Solution/Enterprise Architecture and structuring effective IT divisions. Read an interview with Robert here.

Simon Montgomery

Chief Operating Officer

Joining ID-Pal from Future Finance Student Loan company, Simon holds an MBA in General Management and brings over 20 years Financial Services experience to ID-Pal. Simon has worked in start-up, scaling and large corporate organisations. His background is primarily in Banking and Fintech.

Experts on:

  • Identity Verification
  • Digital Onboarding
  • AML & KYC
  • ID&V Compliance

Send requests to: caroline@id-pal.com

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