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Summary

A creative problem-solver with 3 years experience in start ups and consultancy, an outstanding academic record in Marketing and Finance and winner of prestigious awards. A Northern Ireland native seeking opportunities within the FinTech industry space in Berlin. 

Work History

EY Consultant - Trainee Analyst

Ernst & Young
Jun 2016Dec 2016

As an analyst within Advisory, I was responsible for transferring  processes from Pearson PLC employees in the US to their newly formed financial services centre in Belfast. Working within the North American Accounts Payable team I was able to:

  • successfully transfer role from US to Belfast and produce process documentation for the role to be passed on the in future.
  • introduce efficiencies' within Vendor Maintenance and establish frameworks for identifying trends and focusing on continuous improvement.
  • manage the implementation of a new credit payment type in partnership with Bank of America to over 350 US vendors overcoming many obstacles along the way.
  • collaborate internationally with co-workers in UK, US and India using Google products; Hangouts, Mail, Docs and Presentations.

Co-Founder

Pingster Ltd. 
Jul 2013Aug 2015

Pingster focused on providing opportunities for children to improve their digital making skills through the use of a collaborative online platform. 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) 

Previous roles in Research and Sales

Oct 2008May 2013

Education

MSc Applied Finance

Ulster Business School
20152017

MSc currently on-going. Graduation July 2017.

  • Chartered Institute of Securities & Investments - Young Investor of the Year (2015)

BSc Marketing

Ulster University
20112016

Graduated with First Class Honours.

  • Belfast Telegraph Digital Award for Excellence (2014)

Extra-Curriclar

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.