Gary has worked in financial markets in Dublin and London for the past 25 years. During that time he has worked as a stockbroker with a number of leading firms and successfully managed the flotation of Irish companies on the London and Irish Stock Exchanges. His expertise also extends into the areas of research and data analytics. Gary is a principal at SilverBack Connects which is a recruitment business focused on the financial technology sector. Silverback provides direct in-house assistance on the distribution and marketing/packaging of innovative data analytics and market platforms to its institutional network in the UK, Ireland, Japan, Hong Kong and the US.
Spark Crowdfunding is Ireland's only equity crowdfunding company. We connect early stage companies looking to raise new venture finance with thousands of Irish private investors. Think of us as an online version of Dragons' Den.
Conor is a Marketing expert, specialising in the areas of Digital Marketing, Content Creation and Integrated Communication Strategy & Tactics. Since graduating with an Honours B.Comm degree from UCD in 2015, he has worked with a number of companies, including Bank of Ireland, DAA and Kefron, where he has developed and delivered successful content strategies across websites and social media, as well as managing on-site SEO optimisations. Recently he successfully completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Marketing from the Digital Marketing Institute, achieving a Distinction. Conor is currently working with Spark Crowdfunding, the equity crowdfunding platform that helps Irish companies raise new funds from a vast pool of private investors, as their Digital Marketing and Social Media Executive.
Gravitas is the nom de plume of a London-based expert in the areas of start-ups, early-stage investing and equity crowdfunding. He has written for a wide variety of online publications, trade publications and academic journals over the last 20 years.