Colin O’Brien
Director – Consulting

Colin O’Brien


Colin joined the firm in 2022 and is currently a Director in Technology Consulting within Grant Thornton Ireland. His experience spans 20+ years in Application Modernisation, Digital transformation and programme delivery in a number of highly regulated industries including Financial Services, Insurance in addition to private sector clients. He works as a trusted advisor to clients to maximise returns on Technology investment.

Sector Experience

Over the last two decades, Colin has worked with some of the largest banks in the Financial Services industry in Ireland across a variety of projects. He has deep experience working in heavily regulated and multi-vendor environments. Colin has a deep ability to bring global teams together to deliver success for clients. Over the last number of years he has specialised in the area of Application Modernisation advisory. Colin has worked with Public and Private Sector clients to assist them in maximizing their investments in the leading cloud platforms, particularly Microsoft and Salesforce. He has a demonstrated ability and experience to manage and develop local and global teams with a particular focus on diverse, inclusive team and leader developments.

Colin’s area of expertise includes:

  • Diverse Cloud Technology platform experience including experience in leading in the areas of Microsoft, Salesforce, Cyber Security and Adobe platforms
  • Delivery experience in the area of CRM, ERP, Field Service and Low Code Solutions in addition to development of IT Strategy
  • Strong reputation for building sustainable client and partner relationships – acting both as a partner and trusted advisor
  • Proven ability to develop relationships with C-Suite that deliver tangible outcomes
  • Innovator and Collaborator at Heart – experience of bringing diverse global teams together bringing forward new thinking and offerings to the market
  • Former chartered member of CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development)
  • BA in Finance and Human resource management from NCI
  • Professional diploma in Strategy and Operations from DCU
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