Corlytics values its team and their diverse skill set. Meet some of them here

Michelle Wang

Michelle Wang

Regional head of professional services

WHAT DRIVES YOU?
Happiness and kindness.

DESCRIBE YOUR ROLE AT CORLYTICS IN THREE WORDS
ANALYTICS | RISK | PRE-SELL

EXPLAIN TO ME IN SIMPLE TERMS WHAT YOU DO
My role focuses around investigating, analysing and visualising data. I also meet with our clients to understand their requirements and with the help of the team, ensure that we continue to deliver a product which suits their changing needs.

DESCRIBE YOUR TYPICAL DAY AT CORLYTICS…
Any two days at Corlytics are never the same, there are always new projects and challenges.

WHAT’S YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE?

The biggest challenge for me is the language, with English being my second language. 

WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR JOB?
Corlytics have a great growth and personal development culture. There are also plenty of opportunities to explore and learn new skills.

STARTER OR PUDDING?
Pudding – It is nice to have salty main course and sweet desert.

DO YOU HAVE A HOBBY? IF SO, WHAT IS IT?
Travelling.

FAVOURITE COUNTRY IN THE WORLD (and why)?
My favourite country is always where the people I love are. But Ireland is the only country I want to be in during the summer.

EARLY BIRD OR NIGHT OWL?
Both, although now that I’m older I’m less of a night owl.

4 September 2018

Hannah Dillon

Hannah Dillon

Legal Regulatory Intern

WHAT DRIVES YOU?

A want to learn and better myself.

DESCRIBE YOUR ROLE AT CORLYTICS IN THREE WORDS

REWARDING | ENGAGING | CHALLENGING 

EXPLAIN TO ME IN SIMPLE TERMS WHAT YOU DO
I have been given the opportunity to work on various projects such as the FCA project, non-enforcement work and analysing the enforcements issued by different regulators around the world.

DESCRIBE YOUR TYPICAL DAY AT CORLYTICS…
I’ve been privileged to be exposed to lots of different areas of work during my internship so there isn’t a typical day when everything is a new experience! Usually my day would consist of a hard mornings work, rewarded by coffee and a muffin, a team meeting before lunch and finishing off assignments before the day’s out.

WHAT’S YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE?WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR JOB?
My biggest challenge was testing myself in this new area of regulatory compliance which has also been the most rewarding part of my internship.

STARTER OR PUDDING?
A full three course meal is the only option!

DO YOU HAVE A HOBBY? IF SO, WHAT IS IT?
In my free time I can be found getting hit by numerous hockey balls.

FAVOURITE COUNTRY IN THE WORLD (and why)?
I am a keen traveller so it is hard to pick just one! I have a newly found love for Colombia after supporting them during the World Cup. I hope to visit someday. 

BEST PIECE OF ADVISE YOU’VE EVER BEEN GIVEN?
“The bigger the game, the better we play”

WHAT’S YOUR LIFE MOTTO?
Somos los dueños de nuestros destinos, somos los capitanes de nuestra alma.

EARLY BIRD OR NIGHT OWL?  

Mornings are not for me…

CHRISTMAS OR BIRTHDAY (and why)?

Every day is a day worth celebrating.

28 August 2018

Lucas Volman

Lucas Volman

Legal Regulatory Intern

WHAT DRIVES YOU?

I am driven by my passion for learning and improving myself.

DESCRIBE YOUR ROLE AT CORLYTICS IN THREE WORDS

ANALYSE | LEARN | APPLY

EXPLAIN TO ME IN SIMPLE TERMS WHAT YOU DO

As an intern, I work primarily on the French side of things, where I kept track of the French regulators and ensure that relevant enforcements are included on the Corlytics database.

DESCRIBE YOUR TYPICAL DAY AT CORLYTICS…

Every day has had new tasks and new learning experiences, so there is not really a ‘typical’ day. However, I do have a daily morning routine of checking the newsfeed and the regulators’ websites to make sure that nothing slips through the cracks. To end the day, I also make sure to read at least one publication that I would otherwise not have read, be it a report, a speech, or a news article.

WHAT’S YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE?

Making sure that all relevant French content meets a high standard and is covered without delay.

 

WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR JOB?

Getting to apply my language skills, especially French.

14 August 2018

Sarah Kavanagh

Sarah Kavanagh

Legal Regulatory Intern

WHAT DRIVES YOU?

Making a meaningful contribution to the team.

DESCRIBE YOUR ROLE AT CORLYTICS IN THREE WORDS.

Legal regulatory intern.

EXPLAIN TO ME IN SIMPLE TERMS WHAT YOU DO.

As a legal intern, I am exposed to a variety of projects and rotations which has enabled me to continuously gain new knowledge and learn from others.

DESCRIBE YOUR TYPICAL DAY AT CORLYTICS…

Throughout my internship, a typical day would consist of working closely alongside a legal analyst to gain a deeper understanding on either enforcements, non-enforcements or the FCA handbook project.

WHAT’S YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE?

Being able to move quickly from one project to another.

WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR JOB?

The people I work with. Also gaining a broader insight into the regtech industry.

 

7 August 2018

Ivar Eilertsen

Ivar Eilertsen

Senior Advisor, North America

WHAT DRIVES YOU?

I try my very best to be a good role model for my 10 year old son. To help him have a life that is at least as good and interesting as my own life has been /is.

In business, I always want to understand the motive behind a client’s need or desire to do something – their “why”.

 

DESCRIBE YOUR ROLE AT CORLYTICS IN THREE WORDS
GROW | CORLYTICS | AMERICA!

 

EXPLAIN TO ME IN SIMPLE TERMS WHAT YOU DO
I open doors and create opportunities for Corlytics in the States. With regulators, prospects, possible investors, industry organisations and prospective employees. And then share this with Corlytics’ CEO, John Byrne, and the rest of the organisation.

 

DESCRIBE YOUR TYPICAL DAY AT CORLYTICS…
I call external people, email external people and book in a meeting with them to help them understand how Corlytics can help better their business.

 

WHAT’S YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE?
The biggest challenge is that most of our prospects have other priorities that are more burning and take higher priority. I then need to understand how I can fit what we provide into that set of priorities. 

 

WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR JOB?

The best thing about my job is that I meet a lot of smart, passionate and interesting people. Inside Corlytics and outside Corlytics.

 

STARTER OR PUDDING?

Starter all the way!

 

DO YOU HAVE A HOBBY? IF SO, WHAT IS IT?
I love golf, but get very little time to play. I haven’t even played since last year.

I also collect wine to share with good friends and family. I have even bought some port that I have put down in my cellar for my son’s 50th birthday!

 

FAVOURITE COUNTRY IN THE WORLD (and why)?

This is a tough question. I have been fortunate to visit so many great countries. Brazil and Colombia come high on the list, because for the warm and wonderful people, the natural beauty and the excellent food!


BEST PIECE OF ADVISE YOU’VE EVER BEEN GIVEN?

Assume that everything you do may be on the front page of the Wall Street Journal tomorrow.

 

 WHAT’S YOUR LIFE MOTTO?
Life is too short to drink bad wine…

 

EARLY BIRD OR NIGHT OWL?

Both! I used to be a night owl, but the mornings at our beach house in East Hampton are so beautiful!

 

CHRISTMAS OR BIRTHDAY (and why)?

Christmas with the family! We celebrate Christmas the Norwegian way on Christmas Eve and then we do it all over again the Irish way (my wife is from Dublin) on Christmas Day.

 

3 July 2018

Ashna Agarwal

Ashna Agarwal

Legal analyst

WHAT DRIVES YOU?

“Knowledge is power”, something I truly believe in. Knowledge drives me more than anything else. For me, anything becomes fun and worth doing if I am getting to learn something new.

 

DESCRIBE YOUR ROLE AT CORLYTICS IN THREE WORDS

TAXONOMY | ANALYTICS | FINANCE

 

EXPLAIN TO ME IN SIMPLE TERMS WHAT YOU DO

My main job is analysing the various publications by regulators across the globe, especially the handbook by the FCA, so as to commission the data analytics.

 

DESCRIBE YOUR TYPICAL DAY AT CORLYTICS…

Just like everyone else in the company, it starts with a cup of coffee. I then plan a schedule for the day, in terms of what all needs to be done and time allocation for each of them and then throughout the day my main focus is to meet my personal targets. In between for breaks, I like reading the Financial Times and seeing the day trends of the stock and forex market.

 

WHAT’S YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE?

My biggest challenge is to amalgamate my banking and finance knowledge with the legal work that I take on.

 

WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR JOB?
For me personally, it’s the fact that everyday I get to learn something new. Its always a new day with new adventures here.


STARTER OR PUDDING?

Pudding. I am addicted to anything sugary!

 

DO YOU HAVE A HOBBY? IF SO, WHAT IS IT?

I love reading crime novels. On the weekend, you would probably find me with a novel, a cup of tea and some music in the background.

 

FAVOURITE COUNTRY IN THE WORLD (and why)?

India, just to be biased to my homeland

 

BEST PIECE OF ADVISE YOU’VE EVER BEEN GIVEN?

My mum used to say this to me when I was growing up and I have tried to abide by it as much as I can, “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t, change yourself. But never lose your happiness.”

 

EARLY BIRD OR NIGHT OWL?

Night owl. I have always been one those people who stays up late into the night, especially just before an exam.

 

CHRISTMAS OR BIRTHDAY (and why)?

Birthday – I am a fan of chocolate cake!

 

26 June 2018

Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

CFO

WHAT DRIVES YOU?

I am driven to seek out new experiences and push the boundaries of my potential. Each day is like a Kinder Surprise – you don’t know what it holds until you open it up – but there is always a little gift in it.

 

DESCRIBE YOUR ROLE AT CORLYTICS IN THREE WORDS

PLANNING | CONTROL | FUNDING

 

EXPLAIN TO ME IN SIMPLE TERMS WHAT YOU DO

I am a member of the executive leadership team at Corlytics and contribute to setting direction for the business. As chief finance officer, I ensure that the business is appropriately structured and adequately funded. I also act as company secretary providing legal and administrative support and guidance to the board of directors.

 

DESCRIBE YOUR TYPICAL DAY AT CORLYTICS…

The great thing is that I don’t have a typical day. Whilst there are some recurring activities there are many new experiences and challenges to be faced each day. The variety in the role is what makes working at Corlytics interesting.


WHAT’S YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE?

Each new challenge can appear like the biggest challenge, until it has been overcome. A recent challenge has been transitioning from the international life assurance industry to the world of regtech. It has proved a great opportunity to see the financial services sector from another standpoint.

 

WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR JOB?

The best thing about my job is that it both exposes me to new concepts and challenges. It also allows me to add to the skills and competencies I’ve built up over 20+ years in a variety of roles in the financial services industry. 

 

STARTER OR PUDDING?

I am partial to a slice of apple strudel and have been spotted sneaking back for that second slice!

 

DO YOU HAVE A HOBBY? IF SO, WHAT IS IT?

I enjoy gardening. I find a few hours in the garden both relaxing and therapeutic after a long day in the office. I also enjoy a leisurely cycle and a good workout in the gym.

 

FAVOURITE COUNTRY IN THE WORLD (and why)?

I love Switzerland with its high mountains, fast flowing rivers and the freshness of the air.

 

BEST PIECE OF ADVISE YOU’VE EVER BEEN GIVEN?

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift, which is why we call it the present.

 

WHAT’S YOUR LIFE MOTTO?

There is nothing I can’t do

 

EARLY BIRD OR NIGHT OWL?

I love the quiet of the early morning. It is always nice to get a head-start on the day.

 

CHRISTMAS OR BIRTHDAY (and why)?

Christmas, as it is a great time to catch-up with family and friends.

 

19 June 2018

Rishi Chakraborty

Rishi Chakraborty

Risk analyst

WHAT DRIVES YOU?

Everyone at Corlytics is results driven. The main driving factor is the ability to do something innovative, which helps clients to reduce their regulatory risk.

DESCRIBE YOUR ROLE AT CORLYTICS IN THREE WORDS?

DATA SCIENCE | RISK MANAGEMENT | BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE

EXPLAIN TO ME IN SIMPLE TERMS WHAT YOU DO?

I try to pioneer regulatory risk methodologies suitable for regulatory risk. I am actively involved in the on-going development of the company product strategy. Alongside this, I also participate in research and development and try to prove certain market hypothesis as directed by the management team.

DESCRIBE YOUR TYPICAL DAY AT  CORLYTICS…?

It starts with coffee (this is common theme here at Corlytics!) and prioritising my workload for the day. I then deal with queries raised by management and go about solving them. I test the front end to see whether the methodologies are giving acceptable results. Lastly reading. I try and read as much as possible on this industry.

WHAT’S YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE IN YOUR ROLE?

The biggest challenge is to understand how a legal analyst thinks, as trying to automate the work of a legal analyst is one of my main responsibilities.

WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR JOB?

The everyday changing rules and regulations in the regulatory space that keeps me on my toes is one of the best things about my job.

STARTER OR PUDDING?

Easy choice – pudding!

DO YOU HAVE A HOBBY? IF SO, WHAT IS IT?

I enjoy keeping fit and play squash occasionally

BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER BEEN GIVEN?

Come join us on this journey and you will understand how we work. This piece of advice is by John Byrne, our CEO here at Corlytics

WHAT’S YOUR LIFE MOTTO?

Someone said this to me once, ‘Go after your dream, no matter how unattainable others think it is’

12 June 2018

Jenny Duan

Jenny Duan

Risk analyst

WHAT DRIVES YOU?

I am a problem solver. I am open to learning and discovering new ways to look at and solve a complex problem.

 

DESCRIBE YOUR ROLE AT CORLYTICS IN THREE WORDS

ANALYST | PRODUCER | THINKER

 

Analyst of the fines.

Producer of the records.

Thinker of the outcomes.

 

EXPLAIN TO ME IN SIMPLE TERMS WHAT YOU DO

I perform independent research to gather and record data from internal systems and commercial databases. I also investigate the global standards, policies, tools, and procedures to ensure we are compliant with internal and external regulatory requirements.

 

DESCRIBE YOUR TYPICAL DAY AT CORLYTICS…

Breakfast, coffee and then emails. At around 9.00am, I check all the European regulators’ websites to see if any new big fines have been announced. Then, I create or modify our existing records.

 

WHAT’S THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE IN YOUR ROLE?

The biggest challenge is keeping on top of all the regulations and the different laws involved.

 

WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR JOB?

I’d have say the best part about my job is that the work is enjoyable and challenging enough to keep me on my toes. But the atmosphere is what really keeps me going. Working with people you get on with really makes the day go by quickly and you enjoy coming into work. I also like the work treats, which involves monthly pizza meetings and snacks.

 

5 June 2018

Killian Bolger

Killian Bolger

Risk Analyst

WHAT DRIVES YOU?

Lifelong learning has always been a huge motivator. I also have a big passion for technology and numbers.

DESCRIBE YOUR ROLE AT CORLYTICS IN THREE WORDS

REGULATORY | RISK | ANALYST

EXPLAIN TO ME IN SIMPLE TERMS WHAT YOU DO

My role here at Corlytics is quite broad, which suits me perfectly. I am currently building the back-end software for one of our products. So, my day to day revolves around searching for data sources that are important to our clients and then building the necessary software to capture these insights into our database. When this project reaches a close, another will open which is a hugely exciting aspect of working at Corlytics.

DESCRIBE YOUR TYPICAL DAY AT CORLYTICS…

In the morning, the first thing I do is look at the news, especially the financial news. When I arrive at the office, I sort through my emails and list out tasks for the day. This typically would involve isolating a data source and deciding how best to implement it into our system. What we add and omit depends on a variety of factors, so it is important that as a team we discuss any pressing issues that arise.

WHAT’S YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE? WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR JOB?

My biggest challenge is staying on top of the ever-changing regtech sector. Not forgetting to mention the changing financial markets and changing politics. No day is ever the same here at Corlytics. I really enjoy the challenge of it all, but the best part of the job is the people I work with. I consider myself to be very lucking working in such a dynamic environment with people skilled across a myriad of fields. It is very enjoyable and makes keeping ahead of the curve fun.

STARTER OR PUDDING?

Starter

DO YOU HAVE A HOBBY? IF SO, WHAT IS IT?

I’m a keen rugby enthusiast. I also really enjoy the theatre.

WHAT’S YOUR LIFE MOTTO?

All you need is love and more coffee!

EARLY BIRD OR NIGHT OWL?

Night owl

CHRISTMAS OR BIRTHDAY (and why)?

Christmas. I love getting into the Christmas spirit.

 

29 May 2018

Severine Melis - Cooper

Severine Melis – Cooper

Head of sales, EMEA

WHAT DRIVES YOU?

Having a positive impact on people, sharing enthusiasm and energy, having a great bunch of friends and of course chocolate!

DESCRIBE YOUR ROLE AT CORLYTICS IN THREE WORDS

SELLING | SELLING | AND MORE SELLING

EXPLAIN TO ME IN SIMPLE TERMS WHAT YOU DO

I try to understand what problems potential clients could have and how Corlytics’ solution can help solve them. Successful sales are down to trust and a lot of listening.

DESCRIBE YOUR TYPICAL DAY AT CORLYTICS…

In the morning I am usually found making calls, dealing with direct enquiries and following up with potential clients. In fact, chasing people both internally and externally takes up 70% of my daily job! In the afternoon I focus on progressing sales, contract negotiations or I’m travelling to conferences, events or clients meetings.

WHAT’S YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE?

When you are a relatively new player or start-up, opening doors and building trust is the hardest part. Especially if you offer a new service that people didn’t know existed. You need to evangelise constantly. But when you succeed, it is the greatest feeling. 

WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR JOB?

Offering a truly innovative product that your clients really appreciate and watching it grow to become the market leader is amazing. Also, seeing the birth of competition is also great – it means you were right and there is a market! ;)

STARTER OR PUDDING?

 I’d have to say both!

DO YOU HAVE A HOBBY? IF SO, WHAT IS IT?

I really enjoy long walks because it gives you plenty of time to listen to good music and reflect on things. I have just completed the London Moonwalk last Saturday. I did the walk with a group of friends, and we managed to raised £4500 for breast cancer. We walked for over five hours during the night, but it was a lot of fun and a real sense of achievement.

FAVOURITE COUNTRY IN THE WORLD (and why)?

France because it is my home country

BEST PIECE OF ADVISE YOU’VE EVER BEEN GIVEN?

 Find your natural strengths and build on them

WHAT’S YOUR LIFE MOTTO?

Be the best version of yourself

EARLY BIRD OR NIGHT OWL?

Early bird

CHRISTMAS OR BIRTHDAY (and why)?

I can’t choose, so I’ll have to say both 

 

22 May 2018

Liam Griffin (aka Brad)

Liam Griffin

Chief Commercial Officer

WHAT DRIVES YOU?

Having fun and working with smart energetic people! Also, seeing and helping Irish based companies take on the world.

DESCRIBE YOUR ROLE AT CORLYTICS IN THREE WORDS

BUILDING | BUSINESS | STRATEGIES 

EXPLAIN TO ME IN SIMPLE TERMS WHAT YOU DO

Provide thoughts, input and advice on anything and everything to do with the company and its sales strategy.

DESCRIBE YOUR TYPICAL DAY AT CORLYTICS…

Meet with the executive team and have a quick break for a snack (usually a biscuit). I’ll then go through the sales pipeline and review major opportunities…Did I mention the biscuits?

WHAT’S YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE?

Traffic on the Dublin M50 route to work 

WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR JOB?

Winning and seeing young, brilliant and talented professionals in Corlytics shining.

STARTER OR PUDDING?

Pudding – but only with hot custard.

DO YOU HAVE A HOBBY? IF SO, WHAT IS IT?

Golf and walking

FAVOURITE COUNTRY IN THE WORLD (and why)?

Ireland – no place like the West of Ireland

BEST PIECE OF ADVISE YOU’VE EVER BEEN GIVEN?

Aim high and believe in yourself

WHAT’S YOUR LIFE MOTTO?

Professionally: Enjoy the good days…there are more bad days in sales than good

Personally: Be true to yourself and remember where you come from

EARLY BIRD OR NIGHT OWL?

Early Bird – used to not always be the case

CHRISTMAS OR BIRTHDAY (and why)?

Christmas – Santa, family, friends, good food, Craic and Irish music – no brainer

 

15 May 2018