David holds a good appreciation for the ‘giving back to society’ motto of life. In latter schooling years; with the strong Vincentian links to St Vincent de Paul charity, David spent much of his time immersed within the community of Dublin’s inner city assisting the elderly to keep up with their social life, ensuring a sense of inclusion was achieved by each member of the community.
David’s career has been focussed in the Financial sector. He founded Independent Financial Consultants (IFCFinance.com), a successful Financial Services Advisory firm.
He recently led an executive team and a senior advisory board which was endeavouring to establish an SME/Agri focused fully–licensed Bank in Ireland.
David is also a founding partner and board member of Crossflow Payments Ireland. Crossflow Payments is Ireland’s First Integrated E–Invoicing and Supply Chain Finance Platform. Crossflow Payments Ireland is a joint venture with Crossflow Payments UK which hosts many of the leading UK businesses as its customers.
David spent time in the Renewable Energy sector, building up a number of key contacts and taking the company through several long term strategic and joint venture partnerships with a number of large global companies in sectors such as; logistics, security, human resource training and out–sourcing.
With over two decades of experience, David has built meaningful relationships across the Irish government and the Finance/Fintech sector.
He is a member of several Finance Associations and sat on committees, representative of the Finance sector.
David is a key advocate of the Start Up community.
The Focus of The Good Summit is to showcase Social Entrepreneurship and to afford an insight into how we can all do our business with ‘good’ and with ‘impact’ in mind. We hope that collectively in The Good Summit we can inspire some people to make an impact for good and to achieve.
Co–Founder & CEO The Good Summit
Professor of Computer Science, Trinity College, University of Dublin
CEO of Blithe Spirit Ltd.
Founder of Independent Financial Consultants
CEO of the Irish Social Enterprise Network
Chaplain to Trinity College Dublin. Co–Founder The Good Summit, Founder Youthspirit.
Founder of Refugees Welcome NI and Tech For Good Dublin
Head of Social & Community Strategy at eumom
Former Head of Branches, Bank of Ireland