Board of Directors
In addition to Martin Dolan and Ronan Murray, the board includes the below additionnal Directors.
Martin Dolan - Chief Executive Officer
Martin Dolan joined CR2 in September 2004 as CEO. He has over 20 years of experience in the banking software industry. During his 3 years as Director of Global Services, Kindle, he significantly expanded the Professional Services organisation. In 1995, he became Director of Corporate Accounts where he was responsible for developing business with existing large corporate clients. Following this, he managed the global sales for Kindle as Director of International Sales. In 2000, he became Director of Marketing before moving to Dubai as General Manager for Misys International Banking systems, Dubai in 2002.
Ronan Murray - Chief Financial Officer
Ronan Murray joined CR2 in January 2004 as Chief Financial Officer. Ronan has over 20 years management experience and has worked in both Europe and the US. Before joining CR2, Ronan spent four years as CFO and Director of Interactive Services, an eLearning organisation in the telecommunications market. Ronan is a former founding executive of Hibernia Capital Partners, a private equity house which focuses on development capital and MBO deals. He has also held financial positions with Glanbia Plc, the international food manufacturing group, and KPMG Corporate Finance.
Keith Holmes - Head of Product Development
Keith Holmes joined CR2 in March 2004. Keith is the former CEO of Point Information Systems, a global provider of e-CRM solutions, which is now part of the S1 Corporation. After the merger, he became Vice President of Product Development and headed up the CRM Business Unit. Prior to this, Keith spent over 14 years at IBM where he held several senior positions in Ireland, Belgium, the UK and the US.
Kieran Kilcullen - Director, Sales and Marketing
Kieran joined CR2 in 2004 from SmartStream Technologies where he was Regional Director for France and Benelux. Based in SmartStream's Paris office, Kieran lead and managed the organisation's subsidiaries in France, Luxembourg and Brussels, which included a portfolio of over 100 banking customers. He has more than 20 years experience in the banking software industry in organisations including Midas, Kapiti International and Kindle Banking Systems. Previous to joining CR2, Kieran worked in the banking software industry across the world, including Paris, Dubai, Moscow, Bahrain, and Brussels.
Michael Ward- Head of Consultancy Services
Michael Ward joined CR2 in October 2007 as VP, Consultancy Services with responsibility for Professional Services, Sales Support and Client Service Management. Previously he was Professional Services Director for Kindle Banking Systems and was responsible for the creation and management of Kindle's Support and Development Centre in Bangalore India where he was General Manager from 1998 to 2002. After leaving Kindle, Michael worked in India as a director of a consultancy and recruitment firm. He returned to Ireland in 2005 and has worked as an advisor to a number of companies helping improve and restructure their overseas subsidiaries and outsource relationships in India.
Kieran Nagle - Chairman
Kieran Nagle was appointed Chairman in July 2005. He has 40 year's international experience in the IT sector having begun his career as a programmer with Irish Computer Bureau Services in 1967. His overseas experience commenced when he joined US multinational, Litton Industries in Sydney in 1972 before joining Honeywell in Melbourne with further positions in Dublin, Montreal and Edmonton. He returned to Dublin in 1980 and became a founder director of a new start up called Kindle. In 1991, Kindle was sold to ACT, a large UK plc. In 1995, ACT was sold to Misys plc and became Kindle Banking Systems with Kieran as Chairman and CEO. Kieran stepped down as CEO after 20 years in 2000, and remained as part time Chairman until the end of 2001.
Rory Quirke joined Trinity at its commencement in December 1997. He is a chartered accountant and worked in KPMG prior to joining Trinity. While with KPMG he completed a long-term corporate finance assignment with an Irish based technology company. He has an economics degree and a masters in economics from University College Dublin. He represents Trinity on the Boards of Rococo Software, LeT Systems, LeCayla Technologies and Similarity Systems. Rory also managed the sale of Trinity's investments in Anshe and Ivron.
Niall is the chairman of ACT Venture Capital. He has been the Managing Director of ACT Venture Capital since its formation in 1994 and has played a major role in the development of ACT as a leading Irish and European venture capital firm. Niall was a founder and director of the European Venture Capital Association (EVCA) and has been Chairman of the Irish Venture Capital Association on a number of occasions. Prior to joining the world of venture capital, Niall worked for five years as an electrical engineer in the Consumer Electronics Division of General Electric in the United States and later in Ireland. He then worked for six years in the general management and financial divisions of PA Management Consultants. In 1975, Niall became Managing Director of AIB Venture Capital and of Allied Combined Trust, AIB's institutionally-financed private equity subsidiary. He subsequently became a director of Allied Irish Investment Bank, AIB Corporate Finance, AIB Capital Markets and of many private and publicly-listed companies. Niall is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from University College Dublin (UCD) and a graduate of Stanford University's Senior Executive Programme.
Franky Van Damme
Franky Van Damme joined CR2 as a non-executive board member in May 2008. He was the founder and CEO of Business Architects International and holds several positions as non executive board member in the IT industry. Recently, Franky was responsible for the acquisition of ComponentBanker® (the Loans Solutions business of Business Architects International), by Sopra, a major European Consulting, Systems Integration and Application Outsourcing company and the acquisition of eXimius® (the Wealth Management product business of Business Architects International) by Thomson Financial, the provider of information and technology solutions to the worldwide financial community. Franky has many years experience as Managing Director in the information technology market and vast experience in merging and acquiring companies. Franky holds a Masters degree in Computer Sciences from VUB Brussels and a degree in Industrial Engineering for Civil Construction from HIDN Mechelen.
Ruthanne is an Investment Associate in TVC Holdings plc. She joined Trinity Venture Capital in 2004 and was involved in the flotation of the company on the AIM and IEX markets in July 2007. Prior to joining Trinity, Ruthanne worked as a fund accountant for a life assurance subsidiary of Irish Life and Permanent, plc. She holds a degree in Commerce from University College Dublin, a diploma in International Financial Reporting and qualified as an accountant with ACCA in 2003.