Ken joined Grant Thornton in January 2023, having previously worked at Bank of Ireland Corporate Banking where he established and led the banks Debt Origination team which generated over €1.8bn in new customer lending and ancillary facilities. Ken has 20 years of financial services experience across multiple institutions, markets and products.
Ken has extensive experience working across the banking sector and managed the restructuring of distressed assets over the period 2009 – 2013.
In 2014 Ken co-founded the Origination Team within Bank of Ireland and has supported over 50 corporates, private equity, infrastructure funds and semi states on a variety of debt financing, refinancing and restructuring transactions over the course of his career.
Ken has a longstanding, embedded and broad network across domestic and international banks and private capital funders. Since joining GT, Ken and the debt team have been mandated on a variety of transactions to deliver successful fundraising outcomes. GT Debt Advisory is aligned to the GT International Debt Advisory network ensuring a vast global reach across geography’s and markets.
He has advised corporates, private equity, charities, infrastructure funds, semi states and property investors on growth and investment strategies and sourcing capital over the course of his career.
Ken has an extensive network across trade, family offices and Private Equity funds build upon his senior rolls within banking and advisory complimented by GT domestic and international network capabilities.
Ken has led many project teams and assignments including all aspects of product structuring, financial analysis, credit risk and enhanced credit guidance/emerging risk, credit policy, lending, product commercialisation and growth strategy.
- Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) from University College Dublin
- MSc in Electronic Commerce from Dublin City University
- Diploma in Strategy and Innovation from the Irish Management Institute (IMI)