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First Names Group appoints new Client Services Director in Ireland

17 January 2019

First Names Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Deirdre Geaney as a client services director in our Shannon office. Her appointment, which is effective immediately, represents growth of our senior team in Ireland and reflects the growing importance of the jurisdiction following our acquisition by SGG Group last year.

Prior to joining First Names Group, Deirdre built her career in the financial services division of one of the ‘Big 4’ accounting firms, where she achieved successive promotions culminating in senior management. She has worked on a number of significant banking group audit engagements, as well as providing credit institutions with advisory services including IPO readiness, loan portfolio sales, due diligence, product modelling and data analysis, regulatory assurance, and risk and finance support.

An ACA qualified member of Chartered Accountants Ireland, Deirdre also holds a first-class honours degree in Business Studies and a specialist diploma in Aviation Leasing and Finance, both from the University of Limerick.

In her new role, Deirdre will lead a team of corporate service professionals and work closely with her fellow directors to implement strategic plans and drive business development. She will report directly to the Joanne McEnteggart, Managing Director of our Irish operations. Joanne said of Deirdre’s appointment:

“With her excellent experience of the banking and lending landscape in Ireland and the UK, Deirdre will be a highly valuable addition to our business and play a vital role in driving the continued growth of our structured finance and lending origination services offering. I am delighted to welcome her to the team and very much look forward to working with her as we put our strategy in motion for 2019 and beyond.”

First Names Group’s Irish offices, in Dublin and Shannon, focus on the provision of turnkey solutions and ongoing corporate administration services to international companies looking to Ireland as either a platform to expand into EU and EMEA markets, or a location to base their investment structure.