Adrian’s background is in analysing high growth technology firms from start-up to scale up. He was Senior Research Analyst at Daon, a security software firm. Subsequently, he was Head of Technology Sector at Bank of Ireland and a Vice President at Deutsche Bank’s Global Venture Debt Group.
Adrian has a BA in History & Politics from University College Dublin (UCD), a Postgraduate Diploma in Technology and Business from UCD Smurfit Business School and an MA in Politics from Queens University Belfast. He has an MBA from Trinity College, Dublin, a Diploma in Financial Management (DipFM) from the ACCA and has completed the Professional Banker examinations at The Institute of Banking/UCD.
He is currently studying for a PhD in international business at Trinity College, Dublin. His PhD topic is on the growth strategies of technology sector firms.
Areas of interest
Technology Life Cycles
State Development Agencies and Banks
Research Projects: Led two university/Bank of Ireland research projects into funding and trends in the technology sector.