CR2 has today announced that its Board of Directors have appointed Fintan Byrne as Chief Executive Officer and Paul Geraghty as Chief Financial Officer, both of whom will also be sitting on the Board of Directors effective immediately. Fintan joins CR2 from his most recent role as General Manager for Europe with Mastercard Payment Gateway Services while Paul joins most recently from IBM having worked for the past 3 years as CFO for Curam Software.
Fintan has significant experience in the financial services and financial technology industry, having performed numerous high level strategic roles in market leading organisations within Ireland, the UK and Europe. Fintan brings his skills and experience gained within his previous positions including Managing Director at TNS Pay, General Manager for Europe and VP Sales for UK and Ireland at TNS, as well as Global Sales and Marketing with NCR.
Paul brings to CR2 his extensive experience in the technology industry, having worked with Curam Software since 2004 and moving with the organisation after its acquisition by IBM in January 2012, defining and communicating the financial strategy of the business. His previous notable positions include CFO and Acquisitions and Integration Project Manager at Curam Software / IBM, as well as Operations Manager, Financial Controller and Finance manager with previous companies.
Kieran Nagle, Chairman of CR2 said “Fintan and Paul both have strong track records and weighty experience within the financial services and financial technology sector which we feel are the perfect fit with CR2. We are confident that Fintans’ proven results throughout his career will continue with CR2 and feel that he brings with him the skills, business vision and the ability to take our organisation to the next level during an exciting time of growth. Paul as our new CFO not only possesses the skills, but also the vision and ability to ensure the achievement of our business’ financial goals.”
Fintan as CEO of CR2 will aim to accelerate the growth of the business. “I am delighted to have this chance to announce the commencement of my role as CEO of CR2, an organisation which I have great respect for. I can see both the strength and potential within the company and will focus on developing the business to meet the needs of both existing and new customers as banks look to serve their customers in the digital world.”
Paul Geraghty commented “I am very much looking forward to working with CR2 as it continues through this exciting time of growth and change. I am confident that I will bring a fresh perspective to the organisation and can work alongside all of those within the company to help realise the potential and strategic goals of CR2.”