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Summary

As a problem solver, I aspire to create value where there was none before. My experiences have taught me an open mind coupled with a willingness to learn can lead you to some interesting places. Currently completing my masters in Finance and searching for my next challenge. 

Work History

Jun 2016Dec 2016

PFS EY Consultant - AP Analyst

Ernst & Young
Jul 2013Aug 2015

Co-Founder

Pingster Ltd. 

Pingster was a startup company I set up with a friend during my placement year. It focused on providing opportunities for children to improve their digital making skills through the use of a collaborative online platform. We developed multiple prototypes liaising with designers and developers, and tested within the market over a two year period. 

My primary role focused on business development, raising investment and negotiating strategic partnerships. I raised £27,500 for our enterprise in my final year of study. 

Achievements included: 

  • Santander Universities Enterprise Award £2,500 (Feb. 2014)
  • Honeycomb Create Award £5,000 (Oct. 2014)
  • Invest NI Propel Accelerator Programme £10,000 (Jan. 2015)
  • TechStart NI 10k Proof of Concept Fund £10,000 (May. 2015)
  • NISP Connect Invent Finalist (May. 2015)
  • Enterprise Ireland Student Entrepreneur of the Year Merit Award (Jun. 2015) 
Jan 2013May 2013

Researcher

Ulster University - Career Development Centre

Quantitative and qualitative research through phone, desk and face-to-face. 

Oct 2008Jun 2012

Sales

Henderson Retail

Substantial training, awards and experience in face-to-face sales.

Education

20112016

MSc Applied Finance, BSc Marketing

Ulster University

MSc currently on-going. Graduated with First Class Honours in BSc Marketing.

    • Belfast Telegraph Digital Award for Excellence (2014)
    • Chartered Institute of Securities & Investments - Young Investor of the Year (2015)

Interests

A keen traveler and lover of fantasy literature, sports, movies and music; essentially any medium that tells a great story. Proponent of the Lean Startup methodology. Always looking for the next big thing.