Name: Ciaran Brennan
Position: Director Product Consulting
Describe your typical working day?
There’s a great amount of variety in my day. I’m temporarily based in New York City, so my day usually starts with a couple of early morning conference calls with either my colleagues back in Dublin. We’ll review the current portfolio of projects, discuss issues and agree resourcing changes etc. This is usually followed conference calls with one of our clients. I’m currently working with a large custodian bank and I’m running daily business requirements workshop sessions. There’s usually 20+ people dialling in from across the US and Europe. Afternoons are typically comprised of face-to-face meetings with clients – this can involve running demos our product or discussing next steps for a new project with a new or existing client. Throughout the day, I’m in contact with my team and colleagues over email, instant messenger and calls.
What qualifications do you have/what is your previous work experience?
I’ve a degree from University of Limerick, Ireland in Languages with Computing – it was a hybrid course covering computer science and technology and French and Spanish. I’ve worked in the IT industry for over 15 years in Paris, London and Dublin. Before my current role, I worked as a business analyst and project manager for several insurance and financial services companies.
What is the best thing about your job?
Working for a company that is comprised of a group of positively-minded inclusive individuals who enjoy their job and believe in their company.
And the biggest challenge?
There’s a huge amount of projects on the go right now. Keeping up with those can be challenging enough, but as I represent the company as a functional expert in both our product and the industry, there’s always more information to absorb – such as new regulations, deeper understanding of banking practices and even researching cleverer techniques for implementing process improvements.
What advice would you give someone considering applying for a job with Fenergo?
If you are looking for a challenge and an opportunity to be part of a hugely successful, growing and positive company, Fenergo is for you! Despite our massive growth, Fenergo still feels like a start-up company – everyone knows each other and everyone is really friendly and helpful.