Welcome to the member directory – full members section
Search the profiles of thirty plus full members of CAIM, each with deep sectoral and functional experience and knowledge.
Select an expert by Industry / Sector, Role / Function, or search by name or subject. Then contact the member by private email or phone. Alternatively, contact one of the six coordinators who will assist in finding a preferred member.
Full members can be available on either an interim or part-time basis.
Kevin McHugh is an experienced Chief Risk Officer with over twenty four years C suite international experience through the cycle in governance, compliance and risk management. With a proven track record in complex corporate environments, Kevin has acted as a Company Director and Leadership Team member, has chaired the Risk Management Committee of a credit institution, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment
Kevin has lectured for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and spoken at conferences Ireland, the UK, Brussels and Amsterdam.
I am a skilled Finance Professional with over 20 years experience from FC level to Head of Finance / CFO and General Management. Experience across a broad range of business sectors / industries including SME, family owned, retail / distribution, healthcare, pharmacy, workshop / machinery servicing, social housing and property rental.
Experienced financial services professional with over 20 years sector experience working with and leading teams providing Restructuring & Corporate Finance, Banking, Leasing, Treasury and Structured Finance solutions and services. Well respected by customers, colleagues and industry peers with a reputation for strong customer focus and delivery. Recognised for “attention to detail”, creativity and strong “Transaction / Deal Completion” skills. Excellent interpersonal skills and very comfortable dealing with executives at CEO, CFO and Treasurer level.
Have held Board positions for over 20 years and am fully compliant with all relevant regulatory Fitness & Probity guidelines.
Career has shown versatility, an ability to adapt to change and to seek opportunities from change. Established Waltham Advisory, a boutique advisory firm in 2016,
Having qualified as a CA with a Top 10 Practice I have extensive experience in the SME sector from start-ups to mature businesses. With good commercial judgement I can drive the delivery of meaningful KPIs across an organisation. I appreciate the importance of respect for all staff as a key to effective staff relationship management. I have considerable experience of HR management, organisation development, Industrial relations & Labour court negotiation.
I have worked in the following sectors;
Importation and distribution of branded Sports goods under licence.
Manufacture of Football training kit and swimwear in Dublin.
Retailing of Sporting goods at Football stadia.
Catering equipment suppliers incl. Facilities design, installation and maintenance.
Facility management, Refrigeration and HVAC maintenance to large grocery multiples.
Provision of Accounting & Tax compliance services to Service sector businesses.
Innovation & Improvement
Efficiencies Through Technology – Installation of a new CRM system to improve service dept. efficiencies resulted in reducing labour cost by 4%, 50% of saving shared with employees
Successfully implemented Vehicle Tracking system for 50 service engineers – overcoming significant IR issues. Direct savings in Overtime and vehicle running costs of 12% p.a., 50% shared with employees.
Developed operational metrics using Excel and building dashboards which I reviewed with the admin team weekly
Labour cost savings – 7.5% through implementation of shift system, 50% shared with employees.
Cloud computing implementation
Negotiated multi-million trade credit and Invoice discounting facilities with Confirming Houses & High Street banks.
Negotiated and implemented successful rationalisation programmes within both unionised and non-unionised environments with minimal job losses following financial crash.
Mentored and developed Finance and Operations Department teams of 5-10 employees.
Successfully oversaw the closure of a Defined Benefit Pension Scheme and migration to a defined contribution scheme, overcame major Industrial relations issues.
Designed and implemented “safe place of work” practices for 120 employees operating in 2 separate business environments, resulted in significant savings in Insurance premiums
For further details please visit my LinkedIn profile.
I help businesses who are facing challenges with their finance & Information Systems. This ranges from short/medium term cover for Maternity / Illness /other gaps in personnel to larger scale projects involving system selection and implementation, accounting process efficiency, outsourcing etc.
Following an initial assessment, a recommendation is agreed and I Implement and/or manage the delivery of the solution and then train/handover to operational staff.
I have wide experience of implementing different Accounting and Operational systems for both larger Multinational & Indigenous companies (Mars & Applegreen) and getting the best out of a companies investment in both people and system, but also with rapidly growing smaller companies ramping up like Yolve Sports (Fliker Scooters) where I managed the Finance, Systems, HR, Legal/IP & Operations processes for its first two trading years.
Please see my LinkedIn profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/damianpaulkennedy for more detail on my experience to see if I can help solve your challenges.
Corporate Finance Professional and Chief Financial Officer offering over 17 years of accounting and strategic finance experience, primarily within the technology sector, having started my career with KPMG. Demonstrated ability to provide financial and operational input and support for senior management through all stages of the business life cycle, by developing, executing, monitoring and clearly communicating the company’s strategic plan. A project management focus to all aspects of work, excellent inter-personal and communication skills building a consensus-driven approach.
Corporate Finance/Funding: Advised on the fundraising of €30 million for 30 early stage technology companies over a 7 year period, both initial and follow-on funding from venture, private investors, government agencies and financial institutes, from initial introductions through to close. Preparation of investment documents including financial projections and presentation materials for fundraisings. Accomplished in deal structuring, reviewing and negotiating term sheets, and managing the investment legal process.
Acquisition Due Diligence: Lead role within the management team of an Irish company responsible for its successful acquisition by NASDAQ listed company. Managed the finance, accounting and tax due diligence process for 3 months to final close, and the on-going post-acquisition integration process of the finance function.
Financial and Strategic Planning: Senior role in financial and operational planning and development the financial models to assist in funding and the internal planning process. Supporting management through all stages of the business life cycle, by developing, executing, monitoring and clearly communicating the company’s strategic plan.
Eugene has over 30 years’ experience as a board member and senior executive working with major international companies. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland with broad business expertise in many areas including Commercial, Operations and Finance. He also holds a Diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors.
Eugene has successfully raised funding for start-up ventures and has proven ability in turnaround situations turning inefficient and unprofitable units into profitable industry/sector leaders. Excellent interpersonal and persuasive skills to interact at all levels of management including managing external stakeholders.
Eugene is completing his masters in executive and personal coaching at UCC, graduating in February 2019.
Most recently Eugene acted as business advisor in a potential takeover situation in the SME construction sector.
I help companies which are members of international groups to manage implementation of significant changes such as start-ups, mergers, divestitures and IT projects. In addition I frequently lead small finance teams in such companies during transition.
Many of my clients are international financial services companies including international banks and insurance companies (life and general). I have also recently supported an Irish PLC in the leisure sector during a merger. I am a Chartered Secretary so frequently assist with corporate governance and regulatory matters.
CAIM is a co-operative network of independent Chartered Accountants helping enterprises and business fill interim roles from FD to CEO or General Manager, manage fundraising projects or offer advice on matters of corporate governance. Are you a CEO or Board Chairman with: * an unplanned senior staffing shortfall, * mission critical issues to resolve or * you need to assess an unexpected opportunity? If yes, then See Members Bios and choose a specialist.
Chartered Accountant Interim Managers
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