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

Gerard is Head of Client Management at Corlytics.  Based in the US, Gerard continues to develop Corlytics’ presence in the North American region across all business lines.  Gerard joins Corlytics with a proven track record of more than 20 years in management for financial technology companies.  Most recently, Gerard was MD of North America for post-trade software with IHS MarkIt, and prior to this held various senior roles at IHS Markit and Information Mosaic.

Gerard has a degree in Economics from University College Dublin and a master’s degree in Project Management from The George Washington University School of Business.

Paul has over 20 years of experience in financial services and has a successful track record in finding intellectual solutions to business problems and implementing innovative technology solutions to support new businesses and process change, delivering efficiencies, and ensuring regulatory compliance.

He has held senior global operations leadership roles at Deutsche Bank, Lehman Brothers and Barclays and subsequently spent a number of years in technology consulting, leading on various regulatory initiatives and building strategic partnerships with RegTech solution providers.

As a senior leader and as a trusted advisor with the ability to communicate effectively within all levels of an organisation, Paul has been responsible for significant transformation, combining deep expertise with the ability to lead teams to successful outcomes. By nurturing a culture of innovation and empowerment, alongside a ‘can do’ attitude, Paul has been able to bring teams together to deliver sustainable change.

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.

Evgeny (Jay) Likhoded is the President at Corlytics. He oversees the strategic vision of the product and the development of key areas and driving strategic initiatives.

Evgeny’s journey in the compliance and technology landscape has been marked by over a decade of dedicated service within the legal and compliance profession in financial services and energy sectors. Having worked in legal and compliance, Evgeny sought to improve the current ways companies can understand and meet their compliance obligations and ensure that compliance is embedded into their business.

In 2012, he founded Clausematch bringing a unique vision to the market and building a cutting-edge compliance management platform that helps regulated organisations to operate safely and bring compliant products to the market.

In July 2023, Clausematch was strategically acquired by Corlytics. In a move to redefine regulatory technology two of the leading global RegTech companies joined forces to cover the entire regulatory value chain, and Evgeny took on the position of President of Corlytics.

Evgeny holds Law Degrees from the University of Exeter and the University of Rennes 1.

Susie is Head of Legal Analysis at Corlytics. She leads a team of specialists in monitoring key legal and regulatory changes as well as enforcement actions.  Her team provides clients with relevant, practical and consumable analysis of key developments which impact their activities.

Susie is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales.  She trained and qualified at Herbert Smith Freehills, specialising in corporate law matters.  She worked both as an associate and as a Professional Support Lawyer during her time at HSF.  Susie also spent a period of time working in the Corporate Department of HSF’s alliance firm in Germany, Gleiss Lutz.

In recent years, Susie worked as a subject matter expert for Indicator-FL Memo, one of the leading know how service providers in the UK, where she was sole editor of a handbook on Company Law.

Susie holds a degree in Law with German Law from King’s College London and the University of Passau.

Mairead is Head of Operations 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.

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.

Simon Russell joined the Corlytics board as Chair in April 2024 following the investment from Verdane.

Simon has advised the European software sector for almost 30 years, helping entrepreneurs and investors to complete over 150 mergers and acquisitions, investments and financing transactions. For the past 15 years, Simon led technology investment banking at firms including Nomura, Hawkpoint and Dresdner Kleinwort, and he served on banking management committees and boards.

Simon founded Trinity Square at the start of 2023, operating as a trusted, independent advisor to software entrepreneurs and investors, helping to create and realise value. He is a non-executive board member at AI software company Planr and he works as a senior advisor to several technology funds. He is a member and mentor at Boardwave, Europe’s leading software executive networking community. Simon has also served on The Takeover Panel, the UK regulatory body overseeing public company merger activity, since 2017. 

Simon is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and he has a BSc in Economics from City, University of London.


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.