Brian founded Fexco in 1981, a company based in Killorglin, Co. Kerry, Ireland. Brian has been instrumental in the development and growth of the company since its foundation.
Brian worked with Allied Irish Banks from 1963 to 1981. He is a member of the UCC Foundation Committee and a Director of Radio Kerry. Previously, he was Chairman of the Interim Prisons Board of the Irish Prisons Authority for a period of 12 years.
He was honoured in October 2002 with receiving the Ernst & Young International Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He also received the Sean F. Lemass Award for Excellence in Marketing in 1987.
Gerard joined the Fexco Finance Dept. in May 1989 having previously worked in private practice. He held the position of Group Finance Director from 1997 to 2001. From 2001, up to its sale in February 2009, Gerard has responsibility for the Western Union Money Transfer Division in the Group. Then following a 12 month secondment to the Western Union Corporation in February 2010 he was appointed Head of the Consumer Services Division. He also acts as Group Secretary and is a board member of a number of Group companies. Gerard is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
Denis was appointed CEO of Fexco in January 2015, having previously held the position of Non-Executive Director. Denis has a degree in Mathematics and founded Annadale Technologies, a software development company specialising in the design and development of web-based transaction processing applications. Denis also founded Aviso, a payments software company.
Roy Barrett is the Managing Director at Goodbody Stockbrokers, Ireland’s longest established stockbroking firm. Roy joined Goodbody as Head of Equities in 1995 from the NCB Group where he was Head of Institutional Equities since 1990. Prior to that, he worked in the UK with both SG Warburg and Paribas. In 1996, he was appointed Managing Director, and has retained his primary focus of growing the firm by addressing opportunities to provide more services to Goodbody’s client base. Roy was educated at Blackrock College and qualified with a Bachelor of Civil Law from UCD in 1985. He continued his studies, attaining a Masters in Business Studies (Banking and Finance) in 1987. He is married with four children and lives in Dublin.
John holds the position of Executive Director on the Fexco Holdings Board and heads Fexco’s Mobile Payment Acceptance Network. John previously held the positions of Head of New Revenue Streams and Innovation for Fexco Group and spent two years in Asia Pacific developing Fexco’s Dynamic Currency Conversion and Multi-Currency Pricing products, solutions and services. John is the founder and CEO of Taxamo. Taxamo exists to provide an EU VAT compliance solution to e-service merchants. It is founded and headquartered in Killorglin, County Kerry, Ireland. John graduated with first class honours from Trinity College.
Gerard joined Fexco as Head of the Business Services Division in February 2010; and was appointed as the Group Chief Financial Officer in May 2013. In his current role, Gerard is responsible for the effective management of finance and shared services. Prior to joining Fexco, Gerard spent over 20 years in the United States with Booz & Company Inc., a leading global management consulting firm. He served in various senior executive roles including Global Financial Controller. Gerard holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from University College Cork and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. He is also a member of Fexco’s Executive Management Committee.
John served as Group Managing Director of Fexco from 1993 to 2009; he was responsible for the growth and expansion of the group during this time and spent a lot of time developing the company at a global level. In January 1999 he was appointed to the PICA Board (Australia). John previously served as a Director of The Prize Bond Company Ltd.
Dr. Michael Somers
Dr. Somers is former Chief Executive of the National Treasury Management Agency. He is non-executive director of Willis Group Holdings plc, Hewlett-Packard International Bank plc, the European Investment Bank, St. Vincent’s Healthcare Group Ltd, a member of the Institute of Directors and President of the Irish Chapter of the Ireland-US Council. He is also Chairman of Goodbody Stockbrokers. He was appointed to the AIB Board in January 2010 as a nominee of the Minister for Finance under the Irish Government’s National Pensions Reserve Fund Act 2000 where he is Deputy Chairman; and is also Chairman of the Risk Committee.
BE UCC 1961, PhD Univ of Calif, Berkeley 1969, Electrical Engineering. Founder and Chairman of Farran Technology, Ballincollig, Cork. Gerard was the founding Director NMRC, now Tyndall Institute UCC. He served as President of University College Cork from 1999-2007. Gerard was a former Board Member of IIRS (Chairman), EOLAS (Chairman), Bord Telecom, General Semiconductor (NYSE), DII Group (NASDAQ).
Non-Executive Director & Deputy Chairman
Former Tánaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) of the Republic of Ireland, Minister for Foreign Affairs and leader of the Labour Party. Non-Executive Director, Chairman of International Development Ireland Ltd. and Alder Capital Ltd. Director of Repak Ltd. and the Realta Global Aids Foundation Ltd. He was appointed to the AIB Board in January 2009 as a nominee of the CIFS Scheme.
Jon Judge served as Chief Executive Officer of First Data Corporation, a global leader in electronic commerce and payment processing from August 2010 until he retired in January 2013. From October 2004 through July 2010, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Paychex, Inc., a provider of payroll and human resource services. Jon served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Crystal Decisions, Inc. from October 2002 until the merger of Crystal Decisions with Business Objects S.A. in December 2003. From 1976 until October 2002, Jon was employed by International Business Machines Corporation (“IBM”), where he held several senior management positions, the latest being General Manager of IBM’s personal computing division. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of PMC-Sierra, where he has been a Director since April 2004. Mr. Judge also served on the boards of Dun & Bradstreet and the Federal Reserve Bank of NY, Buffalo Branch.