New and notable appointments at Matheson LLP, Objectway, Green Rebel and Zyte

By Business & Finance
16 September 2022
Pictured (L-R): Michael Jackson, Managing Partner, Maireadh Dale, Partner, and Paddy Molloy, Partner and Head of Finance and Capital Markets, Matheson.

This week saw new and notable appointments at Matheson LLP, Objectway, Green Rebel and Zyte.

Maireadh Dale, Senior Partner, Finance and Capital Markets, Matheson LLP

Matheson LLP, Ireland’s largest law firm, has appointed Maireadh Dale as a senior partner in its Finance and Capital Markets team.  Maireadh, who joins the firm from the Dublin office of another international law firm, will work across the firm’s banking and aviation teams.

Michael Jackson, Matheson’s Managing Partner said; “We are delighted to welcome Maireadh to Matheson.  With our finance and aviation teams continuing to go from strength to strength, being involved in the most innovative transactions in the market across a range of sectors including green bond issuance and sustainable finance, financing of alternative energy projects, syndicated commercial lending, property finance and asset finance, Maireadh’s breadth of international financing experience, her deep industry knowledge, her service ethos and her ability to lead and mentor teams will align with the existing strength in depth of our finance team.  I look forward to working closely with Maireadh in further developing and growing our market leading finance practice.”

Matheson’s Finance and Capital Markets team, which consists of more than 50 lawyers, advises financial institutions and corporations involved in arranging and executing all forms of finance and capital markets transactions in Ireland.

The team advises on banking, structured finance, project finance, aviation finance and securitisation transactions and acts for all of the major Irish banks and financial institutions, corporate borrowers and lessors, and many of the world’s leading international banks, investment managers, investment funds and other financial services firms.

Hassam Suffyan, Managing Director, 

Objectway, a global top 100 banking, wealth & asset management software provider, has announced the appointment of Hassan Suffyan as Managing Director of Objectway for the UK region.

Hassan joins the Objectway Group executive team to help drive the firm’s expansion in the UK and Ireland. His vast knowledge and expertise will enhance the Group‘s capability to drive the digital enablement of wealth managers, private banks and asset managers. Hassan will also work with the executive team to execute strategic development initiatives across the Group.

Hassan brings over 10 years of Wealth & Private Banking experience, with significant expertise in business, technology and consulting. Prior to joining Objectway, Hassan was Head of the Wealth Technology Practice for Ernst & Young UK and has previously worked for Coutts Private Bank as a Director in Wealth & Asset Management Delivery, as well as for other well-known wealth managers.

The firm has experienced a significant growth in this region. As Managing Director, Hassan will be responsible for boosting Objectway’s growth in this market.

Hassan Suffyan commented on his appointment: “I have been thoroughly impressed by Objectway’s product offering, culture and, most importantly, people. I am delighted to have the opportunity to join the firm and to support its growth, by addressing the strategic priorities of our clients with our incremental and agile approach to digital enablement to attract and retain clients, improve cost-to-serve and achieve scale.”

Luigi Marciano, Objectway Group CEO, said: “We are delighted to welcome Hassan to our executive team. His extensive experience and skills are a perfect fit with our strategy to drive future growth by focusing on bringing banking, wealth and asset management to the next level of industrialisation by implementing an as-a-service approach. This is a further step to scale our organisation for accelerated growth in the future and to meet strong customer demand for our software and services proposition.”

Denis Crotty, Senior Projects Advisor, 
Green Rebel

Denis Crotty, Senior Projects Advisor, Green Rebel

Denis Crotty has been appointed Senior Projects Advisor with Green Rebel. He will be based between Green Rebel’s headquarters in Cork city and Crosshaven Boatyard. Green Rebel is an Irish company specialising in offshore site investigations for offshore wind developments.

Denis will lead the charge in exploring Crosshaven Boatyard’s potential to support the offshore wind sector while preserving the historical foundations and creating benefits for the local community.

Denis has more than 30 years of international experience in a variety of senior and executive roles on numerous large, high-profile projects including engineering and construction contracting in Europe, the Middle East and Australia. This experience includes 20 years in the energy sector including oil and gas, power and the petrochemicals industries as well as commercial, utilities and infrastructure industries. 

He has held leadership positions within various business units covering project and site management, commercial, planning, estimating and proposals mainly within the Kentz Group. While at Kentz Denis was recognised for the Kentz CEO Award in 2011 and 2013 for his outstanding contribution to the company. He has also held Senior Executive positions in SNC Lavalin and Actavo. 

Denis said he hopes to bring his international expertise to support the transition to offshore wind energy and the historic Crosshaven Boatyard.

Denis said: “I am very excited having returned home to Cork to progress my career in the renewable energy sector. I have more than 20 years of experience in the energy sector and I feel I can bring this international experience back home. I am very excited to be based in the historic Crosshaven Boatyard and to be joining the Green Rebel team which is an exciting green company in the emerging offshore wind sector in Ireland and also a major local employer.”

Kevin Magee, Chief Technology Officer, 

Zyte, the web data extraction company, has appointed Kevin Magee as its new Chief Technology Officer. Kevin will be tasked with managing Zyte’s R&D, technical operations, data science and AI capabilities.

A large part of Magee’s role in the company will be to help Zyte capitalize on the company’s growth to date.

“The data extraction market is growing rapidly, as more companies are finding that their external data acquisition demands are extending beyond what they are able to handle with internal resources,” said Shane Evans, CEO of Zyte.

“With Kevin joining the Zyte team, we are adding a business, technology, and innovation leader who has a wealth of experience in transforming companies into high-value, high-growth operations that succeed. We are very excited to add Kevin to our team and look forward to his leadership as we address the challenges that our customers are facing and evolve to address the needs of the next era of open web data extraction.”

“As analytics and other forms of data consumption continue to evolve, organizations are finding that their data collection and integration operations are evolving in ways that aren’t necessarily efficient,” said Kevin Magee, newly appointed Chief Technology Officer for Zyte.

“Trends over the last five years are reflecting that there is a real struggle for organizations to come to grips with the data that they need to innovate and accelerate their businesses. The opportunity that this presents a web extraction market leader like Zyte is tremendous. With a successful history, a large customer base, and a green field of opportunity, I’m looking forward to engaging with the Zyte leadership and culture to create solutions that drive our customers’ initiatives forward.”

Kevin Magee has more than 30 years of expertise in the technology sector and has held senior positions for numerous growth-stage technology businesses.

He has held a number of senior technical and management positions, including Senior Vice President of Engineering for LetsGetChecked, the at-home healthcare diagnostics firm, Vice President of Innovation Lab in the Optum division of UnitedHealth Group, CTO and Director of Product R&D for the digital division of UL Solutions, COO for Information Mosaic, and CTO of VIDiRO Analytics.