The Corlytics team is a unique combination of legal and regulatory experts, proven securities and risk practitioners, leading data scientists and seasoned technologists

John Byrne is founder and CEO of Corlytics, responsible for setting the company’s vision and strategy.

He is a serial entrepreneur in the financial technology sector, John has built and sold a number of global technology based enterprises. He co-founded one of the first campus companies in Ireland in 1985 in the energy technology sector and built Information Mosaic in 1997, a global player in the securities software industry which was sold to Markit in 2015.

He set up Corlytics to provide real regulatory risk intelligence. Following a tsunami of global regulation arrived for the financial markets in 2009, John realised there was no joined up intelligence and predictive analytics to help the banks, regulators and their advisors make informed decisions. Corlytics was formed in 2013 and today is the global leader in regulatory risk intelligence.

John is a frequent speaker at industry events and has spoken at events such as SIBOS and NEMA. He has also spoken at many other conferences on operational and systemic risk and more recently at RegTech Summits in London and New York. He is also a board member of CeADAR, the Irish government’s technology centre for applied research in AI, machine learning and data analytics. 

John is a graduate of Stanford Business School and has a Bachelors degree in Electronic Engineering.

 

Hazel is Head of Delivery at Corlytics. Her role entails managing the delivery of all projects both internally and externally. Hazel deals directly with our clients and ensures a smooth and efficient implementation which exceeds our clients expectations.

Hazel brings to this role over 15 years’ experience in the financial services and software industry. Starting out in the dot com boom, her experience covers both national and international financial services organisations as well as bringing experience from other global sectors such as Utilities. Hazel is a seasoned project manager having managed large scale projects across organisations in the regulatory, payments and change management areas for companies such as Bank of Scotland (Ireland), AIG, and Actavo. She has also consulted on many projects in the Agile and client delivery space and enjoys working in a cross functional capacity.

Hazel holds a Bachelor of Business Studies from the Institute of Technology Tallaght, Dublin and a Graduate Diploma in Computer Science from University College Dublin.

Tom is Chief Finance Officer at Corlytics. He is an experienced Chartered Accountant with over 25 years’ senior level experience in the International Financial Services sector.

Tom has held roles of Managing Director, General Manager, Chief Finance Officer and Chief Risk Officer in international financial services companies. His previous role was Managing Director of Canada Life International Assurance (Ireland) Limited and was part of the senior management team that led the successful sale of the business on behalf of Legal & General Group PLC.

Tom brings significant experience to his role in areas of financial management and control, corporate transactions (acquisitions, trade sales, market floatation and transaction due diligence) corporate business planning, contract negotiation, managing relationships with regulators, re-engineering business process, and building governance functions.

Prior to working in the financial services sector Tom worked for 13 years with Deloitte.

Tom holds a Masters in Management Practice from Trinity College and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

Mairead is head of PMO at Corlytics with a focus on enhancing the definition and growth of the Corlytics solutions in its markets including responsibility for product strategy, roadmap and regulatory coverage.
Mairead comes to Corlytics with a proven track record of more than 20 years’ leading product management for financial technology companies.  She was most recently the Executive Director of Client Solutions at IHS Markit. Prior to this she was with Information Mosaic, working with the founder and CEO as part of a team to pivot the organisation from a start-up structure to the implementation of best practice approaches and operational thinking to support scale on a global level.
Mairead has a degree in Business and Economics from Trinity College Dublin and a Post Graduate Diploma Information Technology in DCU.

Elaine is head of marketing and business development with a primary objective of leading growth through the creation and execution of a successful growth and acquisition strategy to include developing positioning and messaging for solutions designed for this disruptive marketplace as it continues to grow.

Elaine comes to Corlytics with a demonstrable track record of scaling firms to augment both market position and revenue stream, designing and implementing impactful go-to-market strategies and delivering the results of those strategies.  Her experience has included working for international technology firms including those headquartered in France, Australia, Russia, Ireland, Israel and the United Kingdom.

Elaine has qualifications in both marketing and design and is a graduate of the Marketing Institute of Ireland.

 

As head of technology for Corlytics, Ray has responsibility for product engineering, technical architecture, and technical strategy.

Prior to working with Corlytics, Ray was chief technical architect for NetReveal, a division of BAE Systems focused on the detection and prevention of financial crime.  Ray joined BAE Systems through its acquisition of Norkom Technologies, a company of which he was co-founder in 1998.  Prior to that Ray worked for Cap Gemini, where he established its technology consulting practice in Ireland, and for a number of software companies in Ireland.   Ray brings to Corlytics decades of experience in architecting and delivering high-performance analytical software products to global Tier 1 and Tier 2 financial institutions to fit within their mission-critical infrastructure.

Ray holds an honours degree in Computer Science from University College Dublin.

Mike O'Keeffe is general manager of Corlytics Solutions Limited, which serves the UK market. As general manager, Mike is responsible for leading operations in the UK and ensuring customer needs are met, from initial sales conversations right through to product delivery and on-going support. Mike works closely with customers to exceed expectations and ensure that they gain an immediate return on their investment through successful solution implementations. He has over 15 years in the development and delivery of advanced analytics solutions for the risk, compliance, fraud and security markets to major blue-chip organisations.  

Prior to working with Corlytics, Mike held roles as general manager of security product innovation at Telstra, as VP of product management and product marketing at Cognevo, and had senior product management and delivery roles at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence and Norkom Technologies. Mike holds a degree in Industrial Biochemistry, and a graduate diploma in Technical Communications from the University of Limerick and an MBA from Dublin City University.

Neil was formerly COO at Quaternion Risk Management in Dublin where he developed partnerships with Columbia University, TPICAP and AcadiaSoft.  He was an Assistant Secretary General at the Department of Finance (Ireland) from 2011 – 2016 and involved in the Troika programme (2010 – 2013), developing an International Financial Services strategy and was appointed CRO .

Prior to that Neil worked in the financial services industry for 20 years in Dublin (CEO at Wells Fargo Bank International, joint MD at Naspa Dublin), London (UBS, IKB Credit Asset Management, Lehman Brothers and Abbey National Treasury Services), and, early in his career, in New York (Manufacturers Hanover Trust – now JP Morgan).

Neil holds degrees in law from Trinity College Dublin and London School of Economics and a MBA from London Business School.

Peter Ledbetter acts as a board member for Corlytics and he also holds a seat on the board of The Irish Aviation Authority. Peter is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin and alumni of Harvard Business School. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Having spent several years with Coopers & Lybrand, Peter joined GPA Group at its inception in 1975 where he was closely involved in the formation of the company’s evolving strategy, as well as the execution of its policies from 1975 to 1990. He was an executive director of Irish Life and Permanent from 1991 to 2000.
Cyril McGuire is a celebrated technology entrepreneur and investor. He joined the Corlytics’ board in 2017. Cyril is one of Trintech Group PLC’s co-founders, where he has been a director since 1987, as chairman of the board since August 1999. Mr. McGuire served as Chief Executive Officer of Trintech Group PLC from February 2002 to January 17, 2011. Before co-founding Trintech, Cyril worked with the Industrial Credit Corporation PLC, a leading Irish commercial bank, from 1982 to 1987, where his responsibilities included the appraisal of electronic industry investment projects. He received a bachelor of commerce and master of business studies from University College Dublin. Cyril is a member of the Board of Michael Smurfit, Graduate School of Business and a member of the Marketing Institute of Ireland.

 

Niall Olden has led multiple fundraising, mergers, acquisitions and trade sales of Irish technology companies in transactions across the US, Europe & Asia over the last 20 years. He established Kernel Capital in 1999 and under his direction the firm, with offices in Cork, Belfast and Dublin, has delivered funds with an average IRR of 20%+ per annum for each year from 2002 to 2015. He holds a wide range of fund portfolio directorships.

Niall is a Chartered Management Accountant, holds a B. Comm from University College Cork National University of Ireland and an M.Sc. International Business from Trinity College Dublin where he completed a First Class Honours thesis ‘Kernel Capital and the Irish Venture Capital Market’. He currently is a member of the Cork Education & Training board, the Audit Committee of University College Cork National University of Ireland, the Advisory Board of the Telecommunications Software and Systems Group at the Waterford Institute of Technology, and is a Director of the Irish Venture Capital Association.