Jim O'ReillyManaging Director
Jim has been involved in the financial industry since he founded the company in 1983 and has guided the organisation to the healthy position it maintains in the market today.
Jim is a member of the Institute of Directors (UK), holds an MBA from the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, an ME from the Netherlands University Foundation for International Cooperation and a B Tech from the University of Limerick (1st Class Honours and Gold Medal recipient).
Jim has been approved as a Director by the Irish Financial Regulator.
Lara CourtneyDirector of Strategic Development
Lara has extensive experience in the financial services industry and has been working with FundAssist since 1996. Lara has a particular area of expertise in shareholder and regulatory services and has advised on process enhancements to some of the largest global administrators and asset managers.
Lara has overall responsibility for strategic development including Process Improvements, Finance, Compliance, Business Continuity and Risk Management.
Lara is the company compliance officer and Financial Regulator liaison. She is a member of the Association of Compliance Officers of Ireland (ACOI) and holds a degree in Mathematics and Geography from University College Dublin.
Andrew JohnstonDirector of Business Development
Andrew has been involved in the fund industry since 2003. Andrew’s experience in international fund administration has seen him involved in solutions in Switzerland, Ireland, Luxembourg and the United Kingdom in a variety of roles.
Andrew’s main role in FundAssist is new product development and new business generation.
Andrew holds an honours degree in Business, specialising in Accounting and Entrepreneurial Studies.
Philip McKeeSystems Development Manager
Philip has been involved in the funds industry since 2005. He has experience working in systems development for fund administrators in both the mutual and hedge fund spaces in Europe and North America.
Philip has overall responsibility for all systems development within FundAssist.
Philip holds an honours degree in Computing with distinctions from IT Sligo and a higher diploma in Mathematics and Computing from the Open University.
Jillian RyanClient Services Manager
Jillian has been involved in the fund industry since 2003 where she has held senior fund accounting and client services roles.
Jillian is FundAssist’s Client Services Manager where she has client contact across multiple services and is in charge of SLA adherence and performance reviews.
Jillian has an honours degree in Economics and French from University College Dublin and a Higher Diploma in Business Studies from the Smurfit Graduate School of Business. She is ACCA qualified and attained a Diploma in Business French from the Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Paris.
Tanya MerriganClient Reporting Manager
Tanya has been working in the funds industry since 2003 and has worked with some of the largest administrators and asset managers within the industry. Tanya has held positions in a variety of areas including fund accounting, pricing, corporate actions, client solutions and client reporting, working closely with clients to meet their requirements and offer tailored solutions.
Tanya’s main role in FundAssist is as Client Reporting Manager. She also has responsibility for FundAssist’s Print and Distribution service.
Tanya holds an honours degree in Financial Services.