Deirdre Geaney is a Client Services Director for First Names Group’s corporate services business in Ireland. In addition to leading a team of qualified corporate administration professionals, Deirdre works closely with her fellow directors in Shannon and Dublin to implement strategic plans and drive business development for the jurisdiction, with a focus on structured finance and loan origination services.
It’s only after you’ve stepped outside of your comfort zone that you begin to grow.
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 exceptional knowledge of the banking and lending landscape in Ireland and the UK, having worked on a number of significant banking group audit engagements as well as providing credit institutions with a comprehensive suite of advisory services.
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.
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Deirdre consistently excels in her work, knowing that no one was born an expert on anything and you can never be an expert on everything. She allows herself and her team time to learn and understand, encouraging questions, knowledge-sharing and collaboration to achieve the very best results.
An avid traveler, Deirdre has dined among the Napa Valley vineyards, honeymooned in Australia and New Zealand, and aspires to witness the wildlife of the Galapagos Islands. Her favourite places on Earth, however, are driven by the laughs and enjoyment she has shared with family and friends – from après-ski in Austria to her own back garden! She firmly believes that people make the place and enjoys nothing more than spending quality time with her husband and three young children.