Director & Co-FounderAt the wrong side of 30 and living in Ireland for nearly 10yrs I finally resigned myself to the fact I would not be playing rugby for the Australian Wallabies. As one door closed another opened and I became a co-founder of CurrencyFair. With over 10yrs experience in banking, I am fortunate enough to have returned home and I now head up the Australian operations from Newcastle Australia.
Customer ExperienceBorn and bred in Dublin, recently returned from living in New Zealand. I have previously worked in the digital marketing industry and have been a part of many projects including the launch of daily deal websites, online reputation management through to implementing cross platform Single sign-on. I love to travel, and try to go on an adventure any chance I can get! I have made it my life goal to keep ticking things off the bucket list, most amazing thing I've ever done was swim with dusky dolphins in the Pacific Ocean! I love going to the gym, cooking, watching movies and football! I am excited to continue to learn and grow at CurrencyFair!
Head of ComplianceFintan joined CurrencyFair in September of 2015 having spent the previous four years in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in various senior compliance roles with Arab National Bank (ANB) and its subsidiary company ANB Invest. Fintan has served as Director of the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland (ACOI). Before his days in cross-border financial services he worked in Lombard & Ulster and started his career with Irish Permanent. While working in branches he was in eighteen armed raids. Fintan is a frequent speaker at conferences in Ireland, the UK, Europe and Africa on topics ranging from Anti-Money Laundering to Risk & Corporate Governance.
Transaction MonitoringAfter spending 13yrs in the Banking Sector, Colin likens his escape to Andy Dufrense in Shawshank Redemption 'Coming out clean on the otherside' . He has joined the CurrencyFair AML team, where he believes he is fighting crime for the good guys. When he is not crime fighting you will more than likely find Colin playing football or watching the 1982 All-Ireland final or as he calls it Offaly's greatest day.
Team Lead – Customer Experience (Australia)Leo is another member of the team at CurrencyFair who had previously spent his best years working in banking for Barclays in London. Having seen the light he has moved with his young family to relocate from the UK to Australia and is now assisting on AML matters with the office down under. In his spare time (when his son affords him some) amongst many interests he likes sports and travel. YNWA!
Manager – Customer ExperienceLorraine brings 15+ years of management experience in the finance sector to CurrencyFair and has responsibility for all things AML. Having worked in the corporate world for her entire career she is really enjoying the “go get it” attitude and innovative spirit of the CurrencyFair office. When not using her crime fighting superpowers in the office she is kept on her toes by her two young children. In her limited spare time Lorraine loves to cook for her friends and family, attempts to grow organic veg and avidly follows all “house related” TV programmes as she is currently building her own home.
Clearing, Payments & InvestigationsAfter a 6 year stint in the corporate world with KPMG and AIB David realized it was definitely time for a change and joined the payments and recs team here in CurrencyFair. Davids passions in life are food, tv, football and payments! He loves playing, watching and talking football especially anything Arsenal. David is also currently on the look out for Dublins best sandwich!
Team Lead – Clearing, Payments & InvestigationsNicola joined the CurrencyFair team as a Settlements and Reconciliations Officer. For her sins, she had previously worked in the banking sector for nearly 10 years! Nicola had a keen interest in Camogie during her younger years but after two broken arms, happily resigned herself to the side lines. However a newfound love of pool in CurrencyFair may bring out her competitive side.
AssociateAlex is one of the early employees of CurrencyFair. Alex has worked for several corporations across Europe and Asia and loves solving business problems and improving the business he gets involved in. When he is not working, he loves to shoot some hoops on local courts and is also an avid console gamer. He is a living proof that white men can jump.
Product DesignerOriginally hailing from Albury, Australia, Matt recently relocated to Dublin from Melbourne. He started out as a digital designer but quickly progressed into UI/UX design and front end development. In his role at CurrencyFair Matt combines his enjoyment for problem solving with his flair for creativity. In his spare time he avidly follows any and all sports, his passion being AFL and anything Essendon Bombers related. In fact he has recently come out of retirement to don his AFL boots for the occasional match with the South Dublin Swans.
Customer ExperienceOriginally started out in the retail industry, with a passion for fashion, which was short lived when I realised working in retail meant having no social life. I did a short stint in Allianz before starting off as a temp at CurrencyFair and fell in love - mainly fueled by the bar and the pool table! I'm now permanent in CurrencyFair and hope to take Eoghans job within the year!!!
Transaction MonitoringHaving previously worked as a complaints guru for IFDS, a business process outsourcing company, for over three years, the sway of working beside my old haunt Russells, was too hard to refuse. Oh that and helping CurrencyFair's AML team fight crime on a daily basis. In my spare time I enjoy watching rugby and football and playing the occasional game of pool... but according to a colleague I'm like origami... I fold under pressure.
Clearing, Payments & Investigations (Australia)Michael worked for Westpac in retail and back office until he joined fair dinkum CurrencyFair. He loves music and enjoys playing his harmonica and guitar and if provoked can belt out some vocals. He loves to travel and had a fantastic time in the Big Easy in New Orleans on one of these trips. He enjoys fishing and crabbing. He's mad for rugby, cricket and enjoy his walks with his Cattle Dog, Cabbage.
Clearing, Payments & InvestigationsKillian joined CurrencyFair after many years of client service experience in companies such as Unilever ,O2 and Aviva Insurance In his spare time he likes watching and playing football, cricket and golf (badly). Unfortunately his spare time is non-existent at the moment as he has recently become a proud new Dad. Around the office he can be heard recalling stories about his new baby daughter, which his colleagues find fascinating.
Risk and Compliance AdministratorNicole is a Canadian who hates the cold, something Australians struggle to understand. Unfortunately, living in London for 5 years did not prepare her for avoiding sharks here in sunny Oz. I am a member of the AML team, putting my English and Australian law degrees to good use. Having worked in upmarket restaurants around the world, she knows fantastic places to eat and have extensive knowledge of wine. All of which have helped her easily settle into the Australian office.
Software EngineerMateusz is a software engineer playing around with Java for 5 years already. Wanted to be a doctor, studied medicine for a year but decided that logical thinking is more appealing to him and so he pursued his hobby - programming. Expat coming from Poland, craft beer lover, hardcore boardgames player and Eastern Asia culture enthusiast who can speak some Japanese.
Software EngineerAnca is a passionate Java Engineer always eager to get things done and learn new technologies. Having lived in Sweden for a while and coming from the outsourcing IT world, she likes efficient and innovative solutions. When not at work, she loves planning on new trips and often dreams about having all sorts of once in a lifetime experiences. She eventually ends up having them while travelling.
Lead Software EngineerGareth is a Lead PHP Engineer, having previously worked in the ATS industry and later with Hostelworld before joining CurrencyFair. A keen tech conference attendee and likes to keep in touch with the latest tech trends. He enjoys eating out (including obsessive check-ins on Facebook) and one day intends to write a restaurant guide called 'Nyoms of Ireland'. In his spare time, he likes running, watching F1, taking photos (without a selfie-stick) and tinkering with a Raspberry Pi.
Clearing, Payments & InvestigationsBefore joining CurrencyFair Carl worked as a sub editor for the Irish Daily Star, as a gardener in Vancouver and in the NAMA Department of AIB. Carl's interests include football, getting his hair cut and wearing the skinniest jeans in the office (this includes females).
Lead Product OwnerBrian is a Galwegian living in Dublin for too many years to count. He joined the Product team in CurrencyFair after three years in Realex Payments. When not at work Brian enjoys shouting at inept performances from his chosen sports teams, playing sports (also ineptly), talking loudly, eating burritos and writing biographies about himself.
Product OwnerRob started working on the Customer Activation Team here in CurrencyFair in 2015. He now works on the Product Team and has responsibility for our Business Product. He spent some time working in Shanghai before returning to Ireland to take up a position with AIB Merchant Services. He then worked for Citi in an AML role before joining CurrencyFair. Although his playing days are somewhat behind him, he is a keen follower of GAA, football, and rugby.
Customer ExperienceI have over 10 years experience working in Financial Services in areas such as Customer Service and Merchant Services. The recession lead me to Australia for nearly four years where I worked as an AML Analyst. Missing all things Irish, I returned home with the hope of working for an exciting and innovative company and breaking away from the banking environment I was so use to. This brought me to CurrencyFair and I am excited to be apart of the AML team here. I love long chats about all things food related. This generally happens during meal times. 24/7 really!
Customer ExperienceHaving worked in Financial Services for large multi-nationals for the last 10 years I feel completely liberated making the break away from all that is Hedge Funds. I am so happy to be part of Currency Fairs AML team. My favorite things in life are brunch & cocktails with family & friends. My ultimate life goal is to work remotely whilst travelling the world.
Head of PeopleHaving spent ten years in the Retail industry, Emma joined the world of FinTech with an open mind. She is genuinely passionate about how the People & Culture function can add value to a business. When not working, Emma is a busy lady! Usually found out and about; on the bike, at the gym, at the theatre, trying new restaurants, singing in her car, dancing in her kitchen, and making travel plans, amongst other things.
Accounts AssistantAfter serving her time in the banking industry in Scotland, ten years at Natwest Branch and three years in RBS Head Office she set sail for her time in Oz. After 3 years of some amazing travelling and gaining experience in the finance world of retail it was back to sunny Ireland. Outside of work Sharon likes to run, however her love of socialising sometimes impedes this!
Data ScientistBefore joining CurrencyFair as a Data Analyst Eadan studied Mathematics in UCC. At the moment his main interests lie in machine learning and he loves playing with data in R and Python. If you see Greek symbols written on one of the office whiteboards – he was likely nearby!
Finance ManagerA native of Dublin, Alan has worked in finance roles across a range of industries over the last ten years, including financial services, tech, and online gaming. He jumped at the opportunity to work with an ambitious and difference making company like CurrencyFair. Father to a teenage daughter, he seeks sanctuary in cycling and is thoroughly looking forward to embracing his MAMIL years (Middle Aged Men In Lycra, for those not in the know!).
Customer ExperienceEd has worked in the financial services industry for over six years, working in several different roles, from project administrator to complaint specialist for the UK’s biggest payday lenders. He is a big football fan and has a passion for music and cars.
Customer ExperienceAmanda left Donegal 6 years ago to move to Dublin and has been working in financial services ever since. She previously worked with BOI’s financial crime unit before I got the opportunity to join CurrencyFair. Amanda is so happy to have joined the AML team. When she is not working she loves all things sports related and nights out and you will more than likely find her in Donegal at the weekends!
Financial AccountantAfter four years in an accounting firm Caitriona decided industry was the way so jumped at the chance to join the Currenyfair finance team. Between bank recs Caitriona can be found in Croke Park on a Sunday supporting the boys in blue, or in front of the TV screaming at the Irish rugby team. Caitriona also loves cooking and baking, the odd time treating the office to some homemade cakes.
CEOAs a CurrencyFair customer, I was intrigued by the way I was able to save so much when making FX transfers. When I returned to Ireland after building and selling three hugely successful software businesses in the US, I met with the founders, and became an even bigger fan and believer in the opportunity to transform the way people transact foreign currency and move their money. So I invested in and joined the Company to lead its growth and drive the mission of fair, transparent and low cost FX services for all.
Head of Data Science & AnalyticsFionnán heads up the data team which is responsible for all things data and focuses on driving company strategy through data science. He joins us from Web Summit where he built and led the data science team for the last 3 years, helping scale the business from 25 to 160 people. Fionnán studied Physics in TCD, is an avid sailor and likes cycling, cooking and travelling in his spare time.
Lead EngineerSri Prasanna is an end-to-end architect and is very passionate about Open Source Software and Hardware. He is an expert in Web Application Security and has helped numerous Internet Giants to secure their applications. He likes his steaks rare and believes it is only a sin if you eat Indian cows!
Chief Commercial OfficerA French Dubliner with a passion for customer experience and online e-commerce, Sylvie joined the CurrencyFair family in October 2016 to run the Product and Engineering team. Sylvie has been building product strategies for companies like Vodafone, O2, Digicel Group as well as companies like Paddy Power and Betfair. Sylvie is well used to fast paced growth companies and is looking forward to make CurrencyFair's Product the best solution for our customers.
Product DesignerMonike was born and raised in the south of Brazil, where she completed her undergraduate studies in interactive art. Upon moving to Ireland, she completed a MA in Digital Media, and began working as UX/UI designer for a mobile agency. She then moved to the travel industry, and worked as a product designer for four years. She is inspired by simple and meaningful digital experiences. Things she likes: deep sea creatures, bad (but good) sci-fi and making useful things.
Head of CRM and ContentRob joined the company in January 2017 having previously built and scaled marketing teams in the Gaming and SaaS sectors. With experience working in fast-paced, innovative growth businesses, he jumped at the chance to join CurrencyFair, and is excited about engaging with our growing base of business customers.
Customer ExperienceClodagh is a self-confessed foodie that loves to try new bars and restaurants all over the city. Other priorities are family, friends, travelling and both Personal and Professional Development. She currently studies Nutrition along with Business and HR Management to help further her career and indulge her food obsession. CurrencyFair is a company she has been interested in for many years having lived abroad and she is so excited to finally work here!
Team Lead, Customer Experience (Ireland)Linda brings a broad experience from financial services, retail and IT industries. She has developed her people management skills in her previous roles and practices these on her kids on a daily basis! Linda is passionate about her Swedish heritage and is currently the President of SWEA Ireland (the Irish chapter of Swedish Women’s Educational Association Inc.). She likes reading, travelling and running: running to keep fit and running around after the kids.
Head of EngineeringEoin heads up our engineering team, having spent the majority of his career leading high energy, delivery driven Fintech teams. He likes to work in high pressure, results focused environments with a passion for quality user experiences. In his spare time, whilst not chasing his 3 small kids and mad Swedish wife - Eoin tries to coach his local u-6 soccer team, plays golf, runs, and is interested in every sport known to mankind.
Data AnalystPankaj holds a Ph.D. in Computational Physics from TCD. His extensive research background provides him a heavy dose of mathematics and strong sense of exploration. His voracious curiosity led him to acquire skills in Machine Learning and Data Science. His passion to locate hidden gems within large datasets using Python led him to grab the opportunity to join Currencyfair as a Data Analyst.
UI EngineerUnable to use a whip and not handsome enough to wear a Fedora, Alexis considers the Internet as a continent to explore and decided to spend a lifetime trying to make it a better place. He likes fancy English words that he's not sure how to pronounce correctly such as "indubitably". He also enjoys saying random French words like "charcuterie" with a thick English accent to make them sound sophisticated.
Customer ExperienceHaving travelled, lived and worked in many different places, this Dutch native is now happy to call Ireland her home. Tammy brings a wide range of experience having worked for well-known multinationals in the world of Digital Advertising, Financial Services and eCommerce. She recently completed a Diploma in Digital Marketing and is now pursuing a Master's in International Business. When she is not studying, she enjoys her early morning runs.
Customer ExperienceAshleigh has recently joined the CurrencyFair customer experience team – she is looking forward to our future career endeavours here. Ashleigh has 2 years’ previous experience in the financial services industry working in AIB and PayPal. She wouldn’t consider herself much of foodie but does enjoy trying new cuisines in her free time. Her other loves include watching GAA, music festivals and heading to back to her home place in Wexford to see her doggies.
CRM and Content Marketing ExecutiveCaroline joins CurrencyFair after working in Content Marketing, PPC and Digital Marketing. An organised creative focused on distributing valuable relevant content designed to inform and enable people. Experienced working in a fast-paced environment managing the needs of clients across diverse industries, Caroline is truly inspired by the CurrencyFair team and platform and is excited to see what we will be sharing with our customers.
Lead EngineerBrian decided on a career in IT when he realised that being a professional footballer or rock star was out of his reach. Brian joined CurrencyFair after ten years with a global consulting company. He primarily worked with Public Sector clients working on custom built Web/Java applications using open-source technologies. He is happy to be working in the fast paced, quick decision-making environment which CurrencyFair provides.
Head of AffiliatesRuth joined CurrencyFair after taking a year out of the normal everyday hustle and bustle to travel Central and South America. Previous experience includes managing the partnerships of Liverpool, Arsenal & Man City football clubs, as well as running the Affiliate programmes for both Paddy Power and Betfair. Key areas of expertise are developing and delivering an acquisition strategy, as well as managing projects in a fast paced and changeable environment.
Lead EngineerMixing software engineering and cooking might seem strange, but there are more similarities than you think; you need to mix the right ingredients, pay attention to detail, sometimes be constrained by what you have, all to delight the recipient of your craft. Outside his job Alex enjoys some fun moments practicing swimming and other sports, and playing board games with friends.
Senior EngineerNiall is a Senior Software Engineer with many years of experience in various programming languages but specialising in PHP. After living abroad for 7 years, he needed a cost-efficient way to transfer money back home. Niall was so impressed with the CurrencyFair product, he jumped at the opportunity to work here. When not busy in front of the computer, he likes to run, travel, watch as much sport as possible and eat out.