Ray Kirwan In 60 Seconds

Chief Financial Officer with over 20 years’ experience in overseeing the financial management of large companies along with a comprehensive understanding of how to provide financial & strategic direction. Holds excellent communication & interpersonal skills. Experienced in corporate finance, M&A, business start-ups, IT/ERP systems and grant funding.

Specialist Skills

M&A Specialist

Certificate in M&A from Imperial College Business school, London

Technology Evangelist

Worked with numerous companies in the software and technology sectors

Raising Funds

Experience of raising funds from banking, grants and private investors.

Budgeting & Forecasting

Experience in providing short, medium and long-term business planning.

Management Information

Devising and implementing KPI reporting processes

Track Record Highlights

  • Part of the executive team that developed Donedeal Ltd from a start-up to €10m+ turnover, leading to exit by founders for €30m+ valuation. Identified new opportunities to increase revenue by €1m.
  • Member of the board of an industrial coatings distribution company delivering 20% Year on Year growth.
  • Winner “Most Invest-able Start-up 2019” in Enterprise Ireland’s Ingenuity Programme.
  • Awarded “Seal of Excellence” from EC for antiviral applications for medical textiles submitted under Horizon 2020 SME instrument in March 2020.

Sector Experience

  • technology-media-telecoms
  • manufacturing-transport-logistics
  • agriculture-farming

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