- Proven track record of success in technology driven solution
- As CEO for JaMobile Payment Services, he conceptulize and successfully deploy the first mobile payments services in the Jamaica
- As a senior executive in the Jamaica Cooperative Credit Union League, he developed and Lead an Enterprise Shared Service Model to support credit unions movement across Jamaica and the Caribbean Region. Creating a value proposition which allows organisations to reduce their operational cost and grow margins.
- He was also oversaw the development of the National Strategic Plan for Credit Unions having specific oversight of the following business units – Corporate Planning, Business Development, Marketing & Public Relations, Corporate Relations and Program Management.
- Having spent over 15 years in baking he was Principal product developer for NCB’s e-Business; including Internet Banking, e-Commerce, Call Centre, ABMs (Automated Banking Machines), POS (Point of Sale) and IVR (Interactive Voice Response). He later developed several operational frameworks to include Project Management, Change Management & Problem Management and established and lead the Enterprise Project Management Office for NCB.
- Current Position includes
- Co-founder and President & CEO of BakerTilly Tax & Advisory Services
- Co-founder and Director of NCC Financial Services Limited
- Director Combulsol
- Director AMCHAM Jamaica.
- Ciarán held various roles with the Digicel Group headquartered out of Jamaica between 2006 and 2017:
- Regional CFO and other special financial assignments across the wider Digicel Group in the Caribbean and in Myanmar as part of license bid team.
- CEO and CFO in Digicel Barbados
- CEO of Growth Opportunities in the Eastern Caribbean where he was responsible for all aspects of strategic acquisitions. Held over 20 directorships across a diverse portfolio of newly acquired businesses after an aggressive acquisition drive of various ICT businesses covering such services as Cable TV, Fibre Broadband, submarine cable systems, GSM, and Business Solutions, as well as other treasury and tax related projects.
- In March 2015 Ciarán took up the role of Digicel Grenada CEO which culminated in the launch of the breakthrough FttH network to provide adequate competition to a monopoly competitor.
- Prior to Digicel, spent 8 years in international accounting and auditing, financial consulting and corporate governance across the private and public sectors in the EMEA and Caribbean regions with BDO and EY in Ireland, before moving to the Caribbean working for Deloitte in Barbados.
- Extensive knowledge via financial consulting related experience in both private and public sectors from CARICOM headquarters in Guyana in South America, up to the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank in St. Kitts and Nevis
- Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland – admitted 2002. Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Barbados.
- In January 2017, after 8 years as a senior CEO with the largest telecommunications company in the Caribbean, Digicel, Barry left to set-up NCC Financial Services
- Barry presently holds the positions of:
- Established Digicel’s Fintech, e-Commerce, m-Commerce, Big Data and Jamaica’s fibre broadband businesses whilst overseeing 22 subsidiaries of Digicel as a Board Director.
- Barry lead the acquisition, merger and organisational transformation of Paymaster, Telstar, Prism Holdings, Boom USA, Agreggo USA, Stronghold, Spectrum Loyalty, Streamline, NOA and Magna Rewards.
- He was CEO of Digicel’s Headquarters business in Jamaica with a turnover of US$500m and 1,200 employees.
- Prior to Jamaica, Barry was CEO of Digicel Eastern Caribbean, CEO of Digicel Barbados, and CEO for ICT.
- From 2003 to 2008, Barry was CEO of Vero Solutions a big data and software company in Europe. He grew this business from 2 persons to a business that was sold as TheNowFactory to IBM for 115m Euro. Barry previously led many innovation projects internationally when working as an independent management consultant for companies such as Ericsson, Motorola, Rohde Schwarz, Jinny Software, Hewlett Packard and IBM.