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Ciaran O’Donnell

Finance Director

Ciaran is on a mission to help start-ups, entrepreneurs and fast-growing businesses. He is an award winning CFO/FD, working with fast growth companies since 2010.

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About Ciaran O’Donnell

Ciaran qualified as an accountant with ACCA in 1998 and moved from Dublin to London. He 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 businesses who needed FD level advice, and too soon for a full-time role.

He’s advised over 50 ambitious start-ups and fast growth businesses – helped them grow, prepare to sell, stay on track – whatever’s needed. Thanks to this, he was named CFO of the Year at the British Accountancy Awards 2019.

Favourite quote remains “if you think the grass is greener on the other side, you just need to water your grass”.