Ashley is a Family Office Support Administrator at Elkstone Capital. She has two years of experience within financial services and is a Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA). Ashley holds a BA from UCD and a MSc in Business Management from Maynooth University.
Bernadette joined the company as an Assistant Relationship Manager within the Business Development Team. Prior to this Bernadette worked for Goodbody for 4 years. She holds a BA in Psychology and Geography from the National University of Ireland, Galway and has a Certificate in Stockbroking from the Institute of Bankers.
Dervla is the Director of Operations for our Real Estate Team. Prior to joining Elkstone, Dervla worked with Kennedy Wilson Real Estate for 10 years fulfilling various roles including Financial Control, Business Process Automation, Change Management, Business Planning and ESG strategy. Dervla holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from UCD and is a member of Chartered Accountants Ireland having trained with KPMG.
Tanner holds a Bachelor of Commerce from University College Dublin and a Masters of Accounting from Michael Smurfit Business School.
Killian Quinn is a Senior Financial Accountant within the Elkstone Finance Team. A successful CPA with over 12 years post qualification experience.
Prior to joining Elkstone, Killian worked with Beazley Insurance and AXA, helping both organisations transform their financial reporting systems. Killian trained with BDO where he qualified as a CPA, followed by working with an online gaming company that was subsequently sold to the Amaya Gaming Group.
Martin is a Venture Partner at Elkstone, where he manages founder and investor relations.
He has 23 years’ experience supporting and advising founders on their journey from start-up, to scaling, success and sustainability. Before joining Elkstone, Martin spent 11 years at Barclays as a Director in their Private Bank, where he developed and lead their European high growth company and founder proposition.
Prior to that, Martin worked at NCB Group for 12 years. He invested into their 2003 MBO and was a Director in their Wealth Management division, co-founding and chairing their Investment Committee. Martin has been a mentor at Techstars since 2015, scouting six Irish start-ups onto the Barclays/Techstars FinTech Accelerator.
He is also an angel investor in a range of Irish and international start-ups and is an Advisory Board member at Outrun Ventures and Estonian InsurTech start-up, Cachet.
James is an operation investment analyst focused on supporting the investment services provided to our Family Office clients.
Prior to joining Elkstone, James worked as an investment analyst for Irish Life Investment Managers for 2.5 years. James is a graduate of the Masters of Economic Science degree which specialised in International Finance from NUI Galway & is currently studying to obtain his furthering his development by participating in the CFA qualification.
Barry Brennan is a Venture Partner at Elkstone. Barry has 25+ years investment experience as a corporate financier (with Citigroup London and Rabobank heading the European Client Solutions Team), as an Investment Manager with Link Fund Solutions and as Managing Director of CapF9 Ventures.
He has arranged funding for, led Investment Syndicates and invested in a range of early stage and scaling technology companies in Ireland, the UK and the US, across AgTech, FinTech, B2B SaaS, Cyber Security, E-Commerce and RegTech sectors. CapF9 Ventures also provides specialist consultancy support in the broader innovation and finance arenas.
James is a Financial Controller at Elkstone and a successful Chartered Accountant with over 5 years post qualified experience.
Prior to joining Elkstone, James trained with Grant Thornton in the Audit & Assurance department. James’ clients came from an array of industries such as Financial Services, Retail, Manufacturing, Hospitality. During his time in Grant Thornton, he went out on three secondments in Yamamori, National Transport Authority & Central Bank of Ireland.
Following Grant Thornton, James worked for Valeo Foods Group for over 4 years in a number of roles as the Group Financial Accountant, Business Transformation Analyst and finally, the Group Financial Planning and Analysis Manager. James successfully led the implementation of a consolidation software system in Valeo Foods Group and also played a vital role in the sale of Valeo Foods Group to Bain Capital in 2021.
Eoin is Head of Legal for Elkstone where he oversees and leads the company’s legal activities. Prior to joining Elkstone, Eoin worked with A&L Goodbody and a large-scale property developer. He has extensive experience in corporate, finance and real estate matters. Eoin graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a Bachelor of Business Studies. He is a qualified solicitor in Ireland, England & Wales.
Niall is a Venture Partner at Elkstone. Niall joined from Enterprise Ireland, where he led the High Potential Start-up Team (HPSU). Prior to that, Niall spent 7 years at the helm of his own start-up as Co-Founder & CEO at Irish Sportstech company Teamer. Niall has a distinctive blend of both Investor and Operator experience. He has spent much of his career working directly with start-ups and scale-ups, and has deep domain expertise in start-up funding, the start-up journey, and a real passion for supporting founders.
Stephen Masterson is a Director of Client Relationships, Sales and Capital funding at Elkstone. He brings over 30 years’ experience at senior leadership levels in corporate banking / finance, capital markets & international sales. Previously as Head of Ulster Bank Corporate Banking & Markets Division, he led debt advisory, sales and relationship management teams for Corporates, Multi-Nationals, FDI, Commercial Real Estate, Public Sector and Professional & Financial Services companies in Ireland. In his early career, Stephen held senior Proprietary Trading roles with Barclays Bank (Senior Dealer), Bank of Ireland (Chief Dealer) and the New York Board of Trade.
Daniela is a Real Estate Marketing Executive. She holds MSc. In Marketing as well as a Business Degree undertaken in Spanish and English. She also completed a Certificate in Data Analysis for Business at UCD.
Daniela’s Entrepreneurial spirit providing branding consultancy for SME’s and startups, inspired her own start up, Infinity Design. She holds a post grad Certificate in Entrepreneurship, Enterprise and Innovation, from the Innovation Academy at UCD.
She is an experienced Marketing practitioner with extensive knowledge in design focused graphic and visual communications.
Regina O’Shaughnessy is a Financial Accountant on the Elkstone Venture Team, dealing with day-to-day operations connecting the firm’s placement companies with its investing clients. Prior to joining Elkstone, Regina worked for Deloitte and qualified as an ACA, followed by several years in the US, where she worked as a consultant with a variety of different companies.
Beatrix is the Elkstone Office Manager and EA to Alan Merriman. She has joined us from Germany after having worked in Frankfurt, London, Luxemburg, and Berlin in various roles for Investment Banks like Lehman Brothers and Deutsche Bank but also with various Family Offices and Private Equity Houses. Beatrix holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
Jeremy joined Elkstone Private as a Research Associate within the Venture team in January 2022. He focuses on analysing early-stage businesses, researching emerging technologies and the venture capital space.
Prior to Elkstone, he spent nearly two years as an Investment Analyst at Aramis Capital, a Swiss-based capital raising and private wealth management firm. Jeremy also was a Portfolio Manager for the UCD I&E Student Managed Fund where he researched and analysed companies listed on the US and European financial markets. Jeremy graduated from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School with a Master of Science in Finance and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) in Economics from the University of Malta.
Isabella Oliveira is a Junior Office Administrator at Elkstone. Isabella holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and gained extensive experience with administrative duties in both small and large professional environments and multinational companies, in Ireland and abroad.
David is a Graduate Development Analyst on the Real Estate Team. David joins Elkstone following completion of a B.A in Economics from UCD and is currently studying to achieve his CFA qualification. David is an enthusiastic rugby player and coach to the Junior Cup team of Gonzaga College and joins us after an experience as an Analyst intern at PWC Consulting in the Financial Services, Regulatory and Risk division.
Ben is an Analyst on the Real Estate Team. Ben joins Elkstone following the completion of the Msc. in Finance in the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. Prior to that he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from UCD.
Karl Rogers is the Chief Investment Officer of Elkstone Private. Previously to Elkstone, Karl was a Managing Partner with Athlon Family Office, Head of US Power Trading with RISQ, Managing Director of ACE Capital Investments, a hedge fund manager and a proprietary commodity trader.
Karl currently sits in the adjunct faculty for Trinity College Dublin’s M.Sc. in Finance program where he is both a guest lecturer in their alternative investment module and supervises the student’s theses and he is a Special Advisor to the ESG Foundation.
Karl has been referenced in major industry publications including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and the Financial Times and has spoken at numerous family office and alternative investment conferences across multiple continents.
Eleonora is our Head of Talent & Culture. She holds a LLB in Law from the Bocconi University in Milan, a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management and is an Associate Member of the CIPD.
Eleonora has worked in Ireland as a HR professional since 2007 in a variety of sectors, including insurance brokerage services, asset/fund management and commercial real estate; guiding the overall provision of HR services, policies and programmes and implementing organisational practices to support the organisations’ business strategy and objectives.
Carl joined the venture team in October 2021 as an Investment Associate. He previously worked in the Corporate/M&A department of a leading Irish corporate law firm, where he qualified as a solicitor.
Before joining Elkstone, Carl worked in a number of early-stage startups in both the US and Ireland. Carl holds a Bachelor of Business and Law from University College Dublin.
Brady Acton joined the venture team in October 2021 as an Investment Associate. Prior to Elkstone, Brady was an M&A consultant at Deloitte in New York and co-founded an investment-backed startup as an undergraduate student in the US.
Brady holds an MSc in Digital Marketing Strategy from Trinity College Dublin and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Villanova University and Stanford University.
Shane is Head of Finance. Shane has held senior management level roles in both the Wealth Management and the Insurance sectors having worked in both Credit Suisse and Ivernia Insurance. Shane qualified as Chartered Accountant (ACA) and Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA) with KPMG and is also a Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA) having graduated with a BA in Law and Accounting from University of Limerick.
Alex has over 22 years’ experience in the property and development sector in Ireland and Germany. He joined the Elkstone Real Estate team in 2021 to manage development projects to completion. He previously worked in CBRE (Gunne), ACC Bank and at Mc Garrell Reilly Group as Development Director for over 14 years.
Daniel Ryan is a Finance Manager on the Elkstone Real Estate Team. Prior to joining Elkstone, Daniel was the Group Financial Controller of a Nursing Home Group. Daniel also spent 3 years with Key Capital as a Financial Accountant and qualified as an ACCA accountant with Grant Thornton’s Corporate Recovery team. Daniel also holds an Masters in Project Management from the Smurfit Business School and a BSc. In Construction Economics and Management from Dublin Institute of Technology.
Larry joined Elkstone in December 2020 as a Family Office Analyst, supporting our wealth management and investment services for clients.
Larry holds a Masters in Finance from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School and a B.A. in Accounting and Finance from DCU. He is currently working towards attaining the CFA qualification.
Emily Noonan has joined Elkstone as a Marketing Executive working across each business vertical. Prior to starting in Elkstone, Emily completed a masters in Marketing Practice in UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School and studied Sociology and Information Studies at UCD.
Aidan is an Investment Analyst and looks after portfolio management and investment research for our family office clients. Aidan studied Economics and Finance at UCD and has a background in derivatives trading.
Ciara is the Head of Marketing at Elkstone. Ciara is an accomplished Marketing and Customer Relationship professional who specialises in Marketing Performance Strategy and Management.
Her experience to date includes working in both agency and client facing roles for large multinationals and award-winning digital marketing agencies.
Ciara is a Commerce graduate and holds a Masters in Marketing Practice from the National University of Ireland Galway.
Luke Joyce has joined the company as an Analyst on the Revenue Team. Luke joins Elkstone following completion of the Msc. in Marketing Practice in the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. Prior to that he obtained a bachelors degree in Law from UCD.
Kate Fullen has joined the team as Venture Analyst. Kate joined Elkstone having graduated from Trinity College with a degree in Law and Business. Whilst studying at Trinity, Kate was president of the entrepreneurial society (TES) and worked at a blockchain-enabled start-up.
Joe is the Director Business Development and has 16 years relationship banking experience across Real Estate, SME and Corporate Markets. He is a Business Studies graduate of Galway Mayo Institute of Technology. He is also a qualified Financial Advisor and holds a Diploma in SME Credit.
Tomás works with our Venture team with a focus on enabling the development of our Portfolio companies. Tomás has over 20 years’ experience in several roles across Corporate Finance, Research, Investor Relations and Corporate Development with organisations such as Davy and Horizon Technology plc.
Edward Yusko has 30 years’ experience in Financial Services and Technology. As a trusted advisor to wealthy clients both in Los Angeles and Dublin, Edward has been a reliable source of innovative, disruptive and top-performing investment opportunities. His clients have included executives of Fortune 500 companies, technology entrepreneurs, family business owners, and leading professionals in law, healthcare and the entertainment industry. Edward studied at Cornell University and the State University of New York Albany. He holds Bachelors Degrees in Computer Science and Philosophy.
Seán is a Director on the Real Estate team. He has previously worked as a Management Consultant in London and Hong Kong. He is a graduate of Warwick Business School and NUI Galway.
Fiona as CEO of Elkstone Private has over 30 years’ experience in the Asset Management industry and has held Executive and roles with leading Irish firms managing a full range of investment strategies. She has held senior roles in a combination of AIB Investment Managers (AIBIM), Prescient Investment Managers (Ireland) and Davy. She holds Undergraduate and Masters Degrees in Economics from University College Dublin and the Diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors.
Paul Kelly is a Financial Accountant on the Elkstone Real Estate team. Previously he was a Financial Accountant on the Property Finance Team of Irish Life Investment Managers, and qualified as an ACA accountant with PwC prior becoming a Manager on its Asset & Wealth Management team where he spent time in its Los Angeles office. Paul is a Business Studies graduate of the University of Limerick, and holds a Masters in Finance, Capital Markets, Derivatives and Corporate Finance from Dublin Institute of Technology.
Patrick is a Manager on the Elkstone Real Estate team. He has previously worked with Pepper Asset Servicing and Link Group across their respective loan servicing and asset management platforms. He is a Bachelor of Arts Economics and Sociology graduate of the University of Limerick, and a Software and Enterprise Solutions Development graduate of Limerick Institute of Technology.
Darragh is a Manager on the Elkstone Real Estate team. He has previously worked in Debt Restructuring and Asset Management (Real Estate) for both Pepper and Link Group. Darragh has a MA in Business Management and a BA in Applied Languages from the University of Limerick.
Marcus is a Portfolio Manager with responsibility for Alternative Finance at Elkstone. Marcus previously worked with Transaction Services in Citibank. He holds an MSc from University College Dublin as well as a postgraduate certificate in Risk and Financial Analysis from Dublin Business School.
Neill is the Head of Talent Services and also the Human Resources Director. He previously worked in companies such as Grant Thornton, New Relic and UnitedHealth Group (Fortune 5). He has over 16 years’ experience in HR, Talent Acquisition, People Analytics, Sourcing Strategy and Diversity & Inclusion. He is passionate about people.
Vlad is an Analyst on the Venture team. He joined Elkstone on graduating from UCD with a Bachelor of Commerce International (with Spanish). During his time at UCD, Vlad worked with a number of start-ups and scale-ups including LetsGetChecked, an Elkstone supported company.
Darren is a Chartered Accountant (ACA) and a member of the Finance team at Elkstone. Previously he worked with accountancy firm Walsh O’Brien Harnett. He is a graduate of the National College of Ireland.
Dallan is a Manager on the Elkstone Real Estate team. He has previously worked in client fund management, private equity and wealth management. Dallan has a MA in Accountancy and Finance from the University of Aberdeen and an MSc from the Michael Smurfit Business School.
Yura works with the Company Builder team at Elkstone since studying Business Economic and Social Studies at Trinity College Dublin. He currently leads a Fintech project at Elkstone.
Chunpeng is a Real Estate Analyst. He holds a Masters in Quantitative Finance from the Michael Smurfit Business School and a Bachelor of Commerce from UCD.
Declan is a Partner on our Venture team. He has worked in a wide range of roles in the investment world with companies such as ABN AMRO, Pioneer Investments and Davy, in Dublin, London and Hong Kong.
Conor is a Partner on our Venture team. Conor’s background is in Corporate Finance and Investment Management with over 20 years’ experience working with owner-managed, entrepreneurial companies. In recent years he has been directly involved in more than €40m of investment in Irish SMEs.
Niamh is a member of the Clients team at Elkstone. She has over 15 years of experience working with Private clients of both international and domestic Private Banks. Niamh is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and Chartered Tax Advisor.
Stephen is part of our Company Builder team at Elkstone. He previously worked as a business consultant in the Mater Private Hospital driving operational and financial efficiencies and managed a payment operations team in UnitedHealth Group.
Ed is part of the Clients team at Elkstone. Having qualified with a Business Studies degree from The University of Limerick, he went on to work in PwC, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant, and then Irish Life, where he completed his QFA Examinations. Prior to joining Elkstone, he worked as an International Financial Consultant in Dubai.
Anne is an Executive Assistant. She brings extensive experience gained from previous roles with Opsona Therapeutics, the Irish Medical Council and Diageo.
Hayley supports the Chief Commercial Officer in Elkstone. She is qualified as a lawyer in Spain. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Law and a Masters in International Business Law both from Complutense University of Madrid.
Suzie Connor is an Executive Assistant with Elkstone. She previously worked with a Family Office in London arranging real estate finance for clients primarily from India, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Ruairí is Chief Revenue Officer of Elkstone Partners and a co-founder of the business. He has worked in private equity and real estate asset management, where he established and ran a number of operating businesses.
Ciarán is Chief Commercial Officer and a co-founder of Elkstone Partners. Ciarán has deep experience in corporate finance, banking and real estate law. He is a graduate of Balliol College, Oxford and Harvard Law School. Ciarán previously worked for Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, and Davis Polk & Wardwell.
Eileen is Head of Marketing with responsibility for Marketing Communications, Brand Management, and Events at Elkstone. Eileen has over 15 years’ senior marketing experience, predominantly in commercial property and professional services firms. She previously held roles with Grant Thornton, JLL, Unilever and Danone.
John is Head of Finance & Operations for Elkstone. He is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience in private offices, property development and property asset management. He has worked for three significant family offices, most recently as Group Finance Director of the Hottinger Group, working in their international Family Office, Private Office and Investment Management businesses.
Paul is a Portfolio Manager with Elkstone Private. He has over 30 years direct portfolio management experience in global Equity and Fixed Income markets using a fundamental and valuation based investment approach for mutual fund and institutional mandates.
Ruth is a member of the Clients team at Elkstone. She has over 15 years’ experience working in the Private Client and Wealth Management area in Deloitte amongst other firms. Ruth holds a BComm from University College Galway, is a Chartered Tax Advisor (Associate of the Irish Taxation Institute), and is a Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA).
Pádraig is a seasoned real estate professional with over twenty years of underwriting and senior relationship management in both Ireland and internationally. Pádraig is a co-founder of Elkstone Partners.
Gill supports the Venture team at Elkstone. Previously she held the position of Community Manager at Iconic Offices in Dublin, and Brand Manager with Clarins. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Management and Operations from the National College of Ireland.
As CEO of Elkstone Private, Bruno oversees our Family Office and Wealth Management business lines. He has over 25 years experience in investment management, real estate, private equity, and private investment office. He has worked with highly reputed organisations in the US, UK, EU and Monaco. He further built and sold off several private client businesses before joining Elkstone.
David McGoldrick has over 15 years experience across Investment and Development Property based debt/equity funded transaction both in Ireland and internationally.
Mike Perrick is our Clients Acquisition Manager. He has significant experience in institutional and corporate sales within the financial services sector.
Chris is Independent Director and Chairman of Elkstone Private and has a track record of investment management stretching over 47 years. Chris was formerly CIO with Bank of Ireland Asset Management (BIAM).
Stephen’s is a Client Account Manager that has over twenty years experience in the financial markets including institutional research, client fund management and private equity.
Alan is the founder of Elkstone Private and the Executive Chairman of Elkstone Partners. He oversees and leads all the group’s activities. Alan was formerly FD at EBS Bank and a senior partner at PwC.
Gosia is part of our client services support group assisting with reporting and research needs.
Cathy is Head of Compliance, Cathy worked in Bank of Ireland Group for 15 years across a range of business units including Group Regulatory Compliance & Operational Risk and Retail & Wealth Management functions.
Cian is a senior financial analyst focussed on supporting our wealth management and investment services clients. Cian studied Financial and Actuarial Mathematics at DCU and has been with Elkstone from the very beginning.
Simon is one of our senior client relationship leads. Simon previously worked for Bank of Scotland, Lloyds Banking Group, and Certus. He has extensive banking and real estate experience.
Elsa is senior investment manager supporting Elkstone Private’s professional clients. Elsa, a Harvard graduate joined Elkstone from Mercer Park LP (formerly Sandelman Partners LP), a New York based multi-strategy and special situation hedge fund.