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Francis works as a CFO, and a strategic and financial adviser. He has a strong track record in assisting clients from a wide variety of sectors at various stages in their lifecycle, in the development and implementation of their growth strategy, helping them to plan and execute strategically, and ensuring that they identify and secure the most appropriate form of finance necessary to achieve scale.
Francis has worked in challenging and fast growing enterprises, and contributed to those companies success. He have a large network of contacts, which he leverages in promoting, and execution in support his CFO role.
As a CFO he strategizes, plans collaboratively, promotes exemplary execution, ensures maintenance of high governance standards, delivers quality board and management information, motivates and pro-actively improves the team in a fast growing environment, and ensure a high standard of control and management. Francis has worked for over 30 years across multiple industries including software, telecoms, cloud-based services and manufacturing. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant, and has an Economics degree from TCD.
John specialises on working with SME's to secure the funding that they require. He has spent the last 17 years working in financial services and advisory firms and has consequently developed a deep understanding of the funding landscape, the players and the various challenges faced by Irish SME's when seeking funding. He has a strong track record of raising both debt and equity finance for his client companies.
In 2009 he started his own financial advisory firm, dealing with both personal and corporate clients. In 2014, he was key to successfully launching a new finance company into the Irish Market. Recognising the diversity in funding options available, John in collaboration with other finance providers launched IFP Ireland, an umbrella body representing most of the non-bank finance providers in the Irish market. He was subsequently elected as the founding Chairperson of this body.
John has a BBS degree, is a Qualified Financial Advisor and holds an MSc in investment, Treasury and Banking from Dublin City University.