Ciaran qualified as an accountant in 1998, and spent 12 years at Hutchison Whampoa, Three and Carphone Warehouse – who all had very entrepreneurial beginnings.
He launched Virtual FD in 2010, on a mission to help new businesses who needed that level of advice, but weren’t ready for a full-time role.
Since then, he has advised over 50 ambitious startups and fast-growth businesses. Almost all came through personal recommendations. He helps them grow, prepare to sell, stay on track – whatever’s needed.
Thanks to this, Ciaran was named CFO of the Year at the British Accountancy Awards 2019.