Versatile management professional with broad ranging experience in management, business leadership and working with Board of Directors, Investors, Banks and Professional Service Advisors. More than 20 years of hands on experience in high growth technology related firms. Fellow Chartered Accountant in Ireland, trained in Pricewaterhouse, Dublin and served as a Senior Manager in the technology practice of Pricewaterhousecoopers in Silicon Valley. In 1997, moved into the role of Chief Financial Officer for various commercial organisations. Successful in building world-class finance organisations and skilled in linking finance to business operations through strong business partnering to drive forward revenue growth, operational development, business insight and strong cost control.
Core Competencies include:
Excellent senior financial leadership and management skills;
Lead and managed global teams of high growth Companies - $1 Billion in Revenue;
Strong influencing and negotiation skills coupled with high level analytical and decision-making capabilities;
Significant experience in building relationships with Senior Management, Private Equity, Investor Relations, Board and Audit Committee Management, Banking and other Advisors
Served on several worldwide Board of Directors as an Executive Director;
Significant US GAAP and Public Financial Reporting Experience;
Hands on experience of Public Offerings, Acquisitions and Disposals of Companies;
Raised significant investment from the Debt Markets and Venture Capital Funds;
I’m an entrepreneurial executive who has had the privilege of building some of the world’s most loved consumer technology companies. My experience has ranged from early stage high growth internet international companies to more recently being the CFO at Skype. I joined the Board of Directors of SkillPages in 2012 and in January 2014 was appointed CEO.
SkillPages is a platform where you can find skilled people and get your skills found. There are over 20 million users in the SkillPages community. In my role, as CEO I have the privilege to lead a talented team of ambitious self-starters as we continue in our mission to unlock new opportunities for everyone, everywhere.
February 2007 - February 2013
Overall responsibility for leading the finance function including business partnering, customer insights, controllership, treasury and tax,. Scaled the team to support a $1 billion revenue business. Played a lead role in preparing and executing an IPO process. Subtantial M&A experience, played a lead finance role in the acquisition of Skype by Microsoft
February 2007 - April 2010
BU CFO, SKYPE
February 2007 - January 2009
January 2001 - January 2006
January 1999 - January 2001
January 1997 - January 1999
January 1988 - January 1997
January 1988 - January 1997
Qualifications & Certifications
Ursuline Convent, Thurles
Fellow Chartered Accountant
Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ireland
University College Dublin
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