The Team

A dynamic team with industry experience and complementary skill-sets.

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COLUM LYONS

Chief Executive Officer

Colum is a stockbroker with over 13 years experience within the financial markets. He is a qualified charting analyst as well as a qualified financial advisor.

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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.

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SHELLEY McKINNEY

CMO

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.

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ROB O'FARRELL

CTO

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. Full Profile here.

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PADDY McCLAFFERTY

Director

Paddy is a Chartered Accountant, as well as a Chartered Tax Advisor and has been working in the financial services sector for 12 years. He is a Partner at Nexus Taxation, a specialist financial services tax advisory firm based in Dublin, which he founded in March 2015.

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BRIAN WILLIAMS

Head of Customer Experience

Originally a marketeer, Brian has worked with a number of Irish Fintech companies as they expanded across Europe. Since completing an MBA his focus has shifted to more commercial roles, with a particular focus on Business Development and the management of culturally and geographically diverse sales teams.

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EOGHAN MULLIGAN

Head of Product

Eoghan brings a wealth of experience within the Identity Verification industry where he focuses on delivering full life cycle product development, from research and specifications to guiding cross functional teams to project launch. Dedicated to understanding and solving complex user problems across the platform.

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JUSTIN LITTLE

Solutions Architect

Justin has over 12 years experience with Software Technology and team leadership, working with multiple blue chip companies including Kerry Group and Tesco he has led large scale projects successfully to completion.

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FINTAN FRIEL

Digital Marketing Manager

Fintan is a University of Ulster graduate, and since 1998 has worked in digital projects – starting with designing interactive experiences for banking and retail clients including AIB and Tesco. Previous work includes Photography and Graphic Design, and as a website designer he worked for GettyImages in New York City (USA).

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Conor Flynn

Chief Information Security Officer

Conor is the founder and Managing Director of Information Security Assurance Services Limited (ISAS), an ISO 27001 certified company. Conor has over 25 years experience in ICT Security and advises both a number of public sector bodies as well as private enterprises. Conor currently sits on the Audit Committee in the Department of Agriculture.

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Sinead McDonald

Data Protection Officer

Sinead has over 17 years experience in regulatory compliance within the financial services sector. She is a qualified solicitor and holds a number of diplomas in legal studies including an Advanced Diploma in Data Protection Law. Sinead is a member of the Institute of Directors, Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland and the Association of Data Protection Officers in Ireland. Sinead is currently the Head of Compliance & Regulatory Affairs in ISAS.

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Alexander Blayney

Enterprise Sales & Strategic Partnerships Manager

Alex is an experienced business development & relationship manager with over 11 years history working within the Financial Services industry in London, advising clients and executing their business. He holds a BCOMM (Hons) Degree and MSc. Postgrad qualification in Management Consultancy from UCD as well as being an FCA approved individual. He recently completed Harvard Law Schools Executive Education Programme on Negotiation – PON Global.

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RICHARD COADY

Head of Sales

Richard is a seasoned sales professional with solid commercial experience with start-up and established companies in global industries and markets. Richard’s customer-orientated and solution-based approach will support ID-Pal’s client’s objective of delivering robust, future proof and user-friendly solutions to satisfy their growth and data compliance needs.

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FINBAR TIMMINS

Solution Architect

Finbar brings a vast experience of  software testing and process automation to ID-Pal. He specialises in software quality assurance, continuous integration and continuous deployment of cloud, web and mobile application solutions. He graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science (Infrastructure) from Technological University Dublin and has worked at numerous companies across various industries such as; FinTech, SalesTech, Telematics, Retail & Games.

Fionán Dunne

Chief Financial Officer

Founder and Managing Director of CFO Services, Fionán is a Management Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor with over 18 years commercial experience in a variety of finance roles. Fionán is the financial mentor for the current NDRC Venture Lab Programme where he assists cohort companies to develop robust multi-annual financial models with a view to raising investment funding. He is a regular speaker at business start-up and business community events, on topics such as business planning, financial management and sources of business funding.

Martin Polak

Sales Consultant

Martin is an experienced payment professional with an in-depth strategic understanding of the rapidly evolving payments landscape – Driven by changing customer expectations, new regulation and fintech innovation. Martin has a proven ability to develop sustainable commercial relationships, with over a decade of successful experience in the prepaid financial sector.

Tristan Rock

Tristan Rock

Head of Sales – North America

Tristan is originally from Ireland and holds a degree in International Business Studies from the University College of Cork. Throughout his career he has helped numerous companies expand by building and growing sales teams on a national and international scale. He takes great pride in developing long lasting relationships with clients and partners.

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COLUM LYONS

Chief Executive Officer

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JAMES O'TOOLE

Chief Business Officer

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SHELLEY McKINNEY

Chief Marketing Officer

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ROB O'FARRELL

Chief Technology Officer

Colum is a stockbroker with over 13 years experience within the financial markets. He is a qualified charting analyst as well as a qualified financial advisor.

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.

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.

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.

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PADDY McCLAFFERTY

Director

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BRIAN WILLIAMS

Head of Customer Experience

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EOGHAN MULLIGAN

Head of Product

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JUSTIN LITTLE

Solutions Architect

Paddy is a Chartered Accountant, as well as a Chartered Tax Advisor and has been working in the financial services sector for 12 years. He is a Partner at Nexus Taxation, a specialist financial services tax advisory firm based in Dublin, which he founded in March 2015.

Originally a marketer, Brian has worked with a number of Irish Fintech companies as they expanded across Europe. Since completing an MBA his focus has shifted to more commercial roles, with a particular focus on Business Development and the management of culturally and geographically diverse sales teams.

Eoghan brings a wealth of experience to the identity verification industry where he focuses on delivering full lifecycle product development, from research and specifications to guiding cross-functional teams to project launch. Dedicated to understanding and solving complex user problems across the platform.

Justin has over 12 years experience with Software Technology and team leadership, working with multiple blue chip companies including Kerry Group and Tesco he has led large scale projects successfully to completion.

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FINTAN FRIEL

Digital Marketing Manager

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Conor Flynn

Chief Information Security Officer

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Sinead McDonald

Data Protection Officer

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Alexander Blayney

Enterprise Sales & Strategic Partnerships Manager

Fintan is a University of Ulster graduate, and since 1998 has worked in digital projects - starting with designing interactive experiences for banking and retail clients including AIB and Tesco. Previous work includes Photography and Graphic Design, and as a website designer he worked for GettyImages in New York City (USA).

Conor is the founder and Managing Director of Information Security Assurance Services Limited (ISAS), an ISO 27001 certified company. Conor has over 25 years experience in ICT Security and advises both a number of public sector bodies as well as private enterprises. Conor currently sits on the Audit Committee in the Department of Agriculture.

Sinead has over 17 years experience in regulatory compliance within the financial services sector. She is a qualified solicitor and holds a number of diplomas in legal studies including an Advanced Diploma in Data Protection Law. Sinead is a member of the Institute of Directors, Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland and the Association of Data Protection Officers in Ireland. Sinead is currently the Head of Compliance & Regulatory Affairs in ISAS.

Alex is an experienced business development & relationship manager with over 11 years history working within the Financial Services industry in London, advising clients and executing their business. He holds a BCOMM (Hons) Degree and MSc. Postgrad qualification in Management Consultancy from UCD as well as being an FCA approved individual. He recently completed Harvard Law Schools Executive Education Programme on Negotiation – PON Global.

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RICHARD COADY

Head of Sales

Richard is a seasoned sales professional with solid commercial experience with start-up and established companies in global industries and markets. Richard’s customer-orientated and solution-based approach will support ID-Pal’s client’s objective of delivering robust, future proof and user-friendly solutions to satisfy their growth and data compliance needs.

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Finbar Timmins

Solution Architect

Finbar brings a vast experience of software testing and process automation to ID-Pal. He specialises in software quality assurance, continuous integration and continuous deployment of cloud, web and mobile application solutions. He graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science (Infrastructure) from Technological University Dublin and has worked at numerous companies across various industries such as; FinTech, SalesTech, Telematics, Retail & Games.

Fionán Dunne

Chief Financial Officer

Founder and Managing Director of CFO Services, Fionán is a Management Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor with over 18 years commercial experience in a variety of finance roles. Fionán is the financial mentor for the current NDRC Venture Lab Programme where he assists cohort companies to develop robust multi-annual financial models with a view to raising investment funding. He is a regular speaker at business start-up and business community events, on topics such as business planning, financial management and sources of business funding.

Martin Polak

Sales Consultant

Martin is an experienced payment professional with an in-depth strategic understanding of the rapidly evolving payments landscape - Driven by changing customer expectations, new regulation and fintech innovation. Martin has a proven ability to develop sustainable commercial relationships, with over a decade of successful experience in the prepaid financial sector.

Tristan Rock

Tristan Rock

Head of Sales – North America

Tristan is originally from Ireland and holds a degree in International Business Studies from the University College of Cork. Throughout his career he has helped numerous companies expand by building and growing sales teams on a national and international scale. He takes great pride in developing long lasting relationships with clients and partners.

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