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.
With over 10 years banking experience, ranging from large corporates to SME’s, Brendan’s background allows him to bring a project ethos to ensure efficient execution of transactions and the ability to manage multi-stakeholder engagements.
Brendan is a qualified Management Accountant (ACMA CGMA), and holds an MBA (International Business) from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Reims and Dublin City University. Brendan also holds a degree in Computer Science from University College Cork. He is a qualified financial advisor, having completed the professional diploma in financial advice (QFA) with the Institute of Bankers/UCD School of Professional Finance.
Prior to joining BlackBee, he worked in a number of financial institutions in senior lending roles and most recently in accountancy practice, and has gained a wide breadth of experience, including large scale industrial entities, cashflow lending and the hospitality sector.
Coupled with this financial experience, Brendan has project management experience derived from working in the ICT sector for a number of years.
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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.
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 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.
Niamh is the Operations Manager 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.