Welcome to BlackBee

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David O'Shea Chief Executive Officer

David is responsible for the overall management of the firm. David has spent the last 15 years working as a trader and portfolio manager, developing knowledge and expertise in the asset management industry in Ireland, Italy and Switzerland.

Brendan Slein Director

Brendan has overall responsibility for the development of the company. Brendan has over 18 years experience in the financial services sector

Brian Walsh Director Business Development

Brian is a Director with overall responsibility for Business Development across the company.

Brendan Moran Investments Director

Brendan’s role as Investments Director with BlackBee Investments is to focus on developing Real Asset transactions to complement the existing range of products that BlackBee develop.

Daniel Embleton Chief of Staff

Daniel brings 14 years of experience in the Financial Services Industry to his role as Chief of Staff at BlackBee.

Sarah Dineen Chief Risk and Compliance Officer

Sarah Dineen joined BlackBee in September 2018 as Head of Compliance. Sarah is a senior Compliance professional, with a wealth of experience extending to related areas such as risk, data privacy, corporate governance and legal.

Donie Daly Sales Director

Donie is the Sales Director for BlackBee Investments, responsible for growing and managing business development across Ireland. Donie is responsible for opportunity management, driving growth and key account planning within the business development team.

Karl O'Meara Regional Sales Manager (East)

Karl is the Regional Sales Manager for Dublin (East Region). He is responsible for developing the broker channel in the East of the country and supporting the Dublin BDM Team.

Paul Kingston Healthcare Portfolio Manager

Paul joined BlackBee as Healthcare Portfolio Manager to lead the launch and operation of the Healthcare Fund.

Eoin Culhane Portfolio Manager

Eoin is portfolio manager in the Real Asset division of Blackbee. He provides analysis and management to all new and existing Real Asset transactions.

Shirley O'Regan Marketing Manager

Shirley is the Marketing Manager with responsibility for BlackBee’s marketing strategy as well as managing all marketing activity and digital platforms for the firm.

Victor Danylyuk Investment Manager

Victor is responsible for the management of the Investment Desk, including Trading, Investment Analysis, Market/Company Research, analysis and interpretation of complex financial information.

Niamh Leahy Head of Investment Operations

Niamh is Head of Investment Operations at BlackBee and is responsible for all investment applications, agency agreements, encashments & bond maturities, including processing all bonds and ensuring adherence to AML for all applications.

James McCarthy Systems and Data Manager

James is responsible for managing all systems and data associated with investment activities and overseeing the firm’s different areas of business activities. James’ knowledge and past experience cover Structured Investment Solutions across Bonds, Equities and Commodities, Investment Research and Operations with a strong focus on IT-driven solutions.

Katie O'Sullivan EA to CEO Office Manager

Katie is Office Manager and Executive Assistant to CEO, David O'Shea.

Ian Smith Business Development Manager (South)

Ian has over 25 years experience in the financial services industry, having worked for some of the largest Financial Institutes in Ireland.

John Whiriskey Business Development Manager (East)

John is the Business Development Manager across Dublin region. He is responsible for relationship management and the growth of the business through the financial advisor channel.

John Bailey Business Development Manager (West)

John is the Business Development Manager in the West, with over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry.

Laura Creagh Compliance Manager

Laura Creagh joined BlackBee as Compliance Manager in November 2018. Laura is a qualified Solicitor in Ireland with the Law Society of Ireland and in England & Wales under the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Her qualifications include a BCL, LLM (Criminal Justice), Diploma in Intellectual Property and Technology Law and a Diploma in Employment Law. Laura also has a Certificate in Project Management.

Kathryn Prendergast Risk Manager

Kathryn has extensive risk management experience having gained exposure to global international banking standards and best practice working within the European and international regulatory environment.

Leonie Wilson Compliance Officer

Leonie is a qualified Office Manager, Executive Administrator, PA and Compliance Officer with over 13 years' expertise in providing high-level administrative support and office management across the financial services sector in Ireland.

Tara Barron Compliance Executive

Tara works as part of the overall Compliance team, with expertise in Data Protection and Anti Money Laundering.

Alma Joslin Treasury Manager

Alma is the Treasury Manager at BlackBee. Her main responsibilities are to manage the day to day tasks of the Finance Department.

Kim Harrison Finance Manager

Kim Harrison is the Finance Manager for BlackBee Investments, responsible for financial operations, reporting and development.

Mairéad O'Leary Finance Manager

Mairéad is the Finance Manager for Blackbee Investments, responsible for financial operations, reporting and development.

Tracey Kiely Operations Supervisor

Tracey is the Supervisor on the Operations team at BlackBee Investments and is responsible for all investment applications, agency agreements, encashments & bond maturities, including processing all bonds and ensuring adherence to AML for all applications.

Evelyn Mullane Broker Support Administrator

Evelyn is the Broker Support Administrator at BlackBee & is responsible for applications, agency agreements, and bond & encashment maturities. This includes processing applications and ensuring AML is completed for compliance purposes. She is APA Qualified via the Insurance Institute of Ireland.

Louise O'Sullivan Operations Administrator

Louise joined BlackBee as the Operations Administrator and is responsible for all investment applications, agency agreements, encashments & bond maturities, including processing all bonds and ensuring adherence to AML for all applications.

Nathalie Field Investment Operations

Nathalie join BlackBee Investments as Investment Operations. She has 12 years’ experience working in the customer service sector, focusing on insurance in recent years.

Orla Healy Graphic Designer

Orla is the Graphic Designer at BlackBee Investments. Her role involves the production of brochures and marketing materials in-house.

Kenneth Kelliher Middle Office Analyst

Kenneth is the Middle Office Analyst at BlackBee and is responsible for facilitating the flow of information between the Trading Desk and Operations. Kenneth has experience in Promotion and Sales in the events industry with Pluto Event & Marketing Solutions and has worked in the Strategic and Economic Development Department of Cork City Council.

Aideen O'Leary Portfolio Executive

Aideen joined Blackbee in December 2018 taking up the role of Portfolio Executive. She is responsible for the ongoing management of the Blackbee Lending Portfolio.

David O'Neill Business Analyst

David is a Business Analyst with BlackBee Investments, working in partnership with multiple business teams to streamline processes & champion technical solutions.

Emma Flanagan Marketing Executive

Emma Flanagan joined BlackBee as Marketing Executive in early 2019.
Her role involves working on projects related to marketing strategy and sponsorship.

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