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 regularly 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.
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.
Kirsty Leighton is responsible for internal and external global communications at Corlytics.
As a member of the leadership team Kirsty leads the marketing communications and corporate PR activity. Kirsty’s expertise lies in brand building and corporate reputation enhancement.
Alongside her responsibilities at Corlytics, Kirsty runs a corporate PR agency, Milk & Honey, based in London. Kirsty has held several senior communications consultancy roles spanning city and financial communications, technology PR and corporate and brand communications. She is multi-award winning, having created campaigns for a wide variety of listed and private businesses, promoting and protecting their reputations.
Ken Hartlage looks after the development for our North American business. Ken was one of the earliest additions to the Corlytics leadership team having worked closely with CEO John Byrne previously at Information Mosaic. Ken has over 20 years direct experience in banking, having held senior positions at Brown Brothers Harriman and JPMorgan. Ken has a BA from University of Virginia and an MBA from Adelphi University.
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.
Kevin O’Leary leads product management at Corlytics where he is responsible for product strategy and roadmap. Kevin brings more than 20 years’ experience in product management, financial crime risk monitoring, analytics and technology.
He joined Corlytics from BAE Systems where he led the financial crime product portfolio. At BAE Systems he was responsible for regulatory compliance, fraud and risk solutions delivered to Tier 1 financial institutions and government customers globally. Corlytics is Kevin’s third start-up, having previously worked for Norkom Technologies (acquired by BAE Systems) and Straatum (acquired by Lam Research Corporation).
Kevin holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Engineering, an Masters in Applied Mathematics and has been granted six patents for the industrial applications of analytics.
As director of EMEA sales, Severine Melis-Cooper is part of the European leadership team at Corlytics. She has over 15 years’ experience in the Fintech sector in Europe, with a very strong track record of overachieving sales targets and opening new markets.
Severine holds an M.Sc. International Securities, Investment and Banking from University of Reading and a M.Sc. Economics from Université Paris Dauphine.
She joined Corlytics from Fidelity National Information Services (FIS) where she held the role of EMEA head of utility sales. She was formerly at SmartSteam Technologies as global head of sales in fees and billing solutions, and before this at RiskMetrics (now MSCI Risk Solutions) where she set up and headed the French office for several years.
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.
Martin is a proven expert in strategy development, building teams and improving sales and operational execution to leverage leading edge technology business models in regulated and unregulated markets.
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.