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CR2 Strengthens Senior Management

Wednesday 3 March 2004 00:46 CET | News

CR2 Group,has hired Mr. Ronan Murray as Chief Financial Officer (CFO ) and Mr. Keith Holmes as Vice President of Product Development.

Ronan Murray is a Chartered Accountant, with a First Class Masters in Finance. At CR2 he will be responsible for directing funds and optimising on the organisations return on investments. Ronan has over 15 years management experience, having held functional roles in the areas of finance, sales and production in Europe and the US, where he has worked within industry, consulting and the investment community. Before joining CR2 Ronan spent four years as CFO and Director of Interactive Services, an eLearning organisation in the telecommunications market. Prior to this appointment he was a strategy and finance consultant, advising and collaborating with both venture capital and early-stage technology companies. Ronan is a former founding executive of Hibernia Capital Partners, a private equity house which focuses on development capital and MBO deals. He has also held financial positions with Glanbia Plc, the international food manufacturing group, and KPMG Corporate Finance, where he spent five years. Keith Holmes joins CR2 as Vice President of Product Development. Prior to this appointment Keith was Vice President of Product Development for S1 Corporation in Dublin, and its CRM Business Unit Manager. Keith Holmes is the former Chief Executive Officer of Point Information Systems, a global provider of e-CRM solutions, that is now part of the S1 Corporation. At Point Information Systems, which Keith joined in 1998, he was initially appointed as Director of Research and Development, but rapidly progressed through the organisation and became Chief Executive Officer in 2001. During this time Keith was instrumental in the success of this companys growth and expansion that ultimately led to its merger with S1 in March 2002. Prior to joining Point Information Systems, Keith worked for over 14 years at IBM, where he held several senior positions in Ireland, Belgium, United Kingdom and the US. He brings to CR2 his extensive management and practical experience in all areas of software and across a broad range of technologies. Throughout his career he has specialised in database replication and software distribution technologies, and he has worked as chief architect in IBM Insurances CRM area. Keith holds a Bachelor of Sciences in Computer Science and Mathematics from University College Dublin and holds several patents in the software area. In his role as Vice President of Product Development, Keith will be responsible for all the product development activities associated with CR2s BankWorld and CardWorld products. He will also be responsible for the technical strategy and related architectures on which all CR2 products are based.


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