Derry has been with Cora for over a decade and worked on multiple implementations of the Cora solution across all industry verticals. He has held several senior roles in the company – including Professional Services Manager; Account Services Manager; Head of Client Delivery and Head of the Solutions Engagement Team – before assuming his current role. Previously, Derry worked with global software firm FINEOS as Head of Training and in the business consulting and support teams, as well in the banking sector with Permanent TSB and Irish Life. Derry graduated with a Business Studies Degree from Institute of Technology, Sligo. A keen armchair follower of all sports, he’ll most likely be seen supporting the Irish Rugby Team and Liverpool, for his sins.
Paul has been with Cora since 2016 and heads up the UK operations, overseeing both existing accounts as well as new business development. He has more than 18 years of experience in the deployment of enterprise project control solutions for owners, operators and delivery organisations across both the public and private sectors. Paul has also gained significant experience in mobilising digital PPM solutions for major programmes in the UK including High Speed 2, Crossrail and Thames Tideway Tunnels. Prior to joining Cora, Paul worked for CH2M HILL’s technology division and a number of consultancies focussed on the implementation of project control applications globally.
Paul is a science graduate of University of Wales, Bangor. Outside work he enjoys spending time with his family as well as regularly playing rugby, although retirement will surely be calling soon.
James has been with Cora for over 9 years and held a variation of roles throughout that time across consulting, solutions, business development and key account management. He currently heads up our Irish operations overseeing business development and account management within our home market. James’ approach involves a strong solution focus for clients, helping them to achieve best practice, end to end, PPM processes. Over his time with Cora, James has supported the establishment of our UK office, helped to forge our current strategic relationship with PwC and has been responsible for onboarding and supporting 35+ clients.
James holds a Bachelors and Masters Degree of Commerce from the National University of Ireland, Galway. In his spare time, he is a keen follower of sports particularly GAA, soccer and rugby. He’s also known to hit a golf ball, and do statistical and video analysis for GAA teams.