Corlytics values its team and their diverse skill set. Meet some of them here

Slawomir Zaziablo

Slawomir Zaziablo (Slawek)

Front end developer

WHAT DRIVES YOU? 

Knowing that today I can be better than yesterday.

 

DESCRIBE YOUR ROLE AT CORLYTICS IN THREE WORDS

FRONT | END | DEVELOPER 

 

EXPLAIN TO ME IN SIMPLE TERMS WHAT YOU DO 

I’m responsible for delivering a web interface to present database resources. I also process big sets of data and create custom tools to manage existing resources.

 

DESCRIBE YOUR TYPICAL DAY AT CORLYTICS…

I start the day with a big mug of coffee (very important!). I begin planning my work for the day. You’ll usually find me creating amazing pieces of code. Then testing the code to see if it really is amazing. I always help fix any issues that may arise.

 

WHAT’S YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE?

Moving our current applications onto the newest technologies. It is my job to ensure our applications are compatible, which can sometimes be a little tricky.

 

WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR JOB? 

New challenges arise every day which require lots of brain power.

 

STARTER OR PUDDING?

Pudding.

 

DO YOU HAVE A HOBBY? IF SO, WHAT IS IT? 

I am really into my cars. I play squash on the weekends to keep fit. Seeing as I am a front end developer, I am also keen on programming!

 

FAVOURITE COUNTRY IN THE WORLD (and why)? 

I’d love to visit the USA, it’s top of my bucket list.

 

BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER BEEN GIVEN? 

If you don’t know what to do, start doing what you know now.

 

WHAT’S YOUR LIFE MOTTO?

Improve yourself every day.

 

EARLY BIRD OR NIGHT OWL?

Night owl.

 

CHRISTMAS OR BIRTHDAY (and why)? 

Christmas – everyone is in a merry mood throughout the month of December.

24 April 2018

Isabella Fan

Isabella Fan

Risk analyst

 

WHAT DRIVES YOU?

Expanding my knowledge and skill set. I strive to improve my work and keep my brain busy by setting clear goals for myself.

 

DESCRIBE YOUR ROLE AT CORLYTICS IN THREE WORDS

COOPERATING | INNOVATING | ANALYTICS

 

EXPLAIN TO ME IN SIMPLE TERMS WHAT YOU DO

I focus mostly on the banking operational risk and compliance risk. I forecast the contingent liability risk and the litigation risk for various banks. I also assist in the completion of client projects to support Corlytics’ operations as a whole.

 

WHAT’S YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE?

Being able to move very quickly from one project to another. Prioritisation is key given project deadlines often overlap.

 

WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR JOB?

Being on various projects at once enables me to constantly gain new knowledge and learn from others. I love the multi-culture work environment too. 

 

DO YOU HAVE A HOBBY? IF SO, WHAT IS IT?

I like watching football. I’m a big fan of Bayern Munich and Real Madrid. For me, football is a good way to meet lots of people.

 

WHAT’S YOUR LIFE MOTTO?

Where there is a will, there is a way!

 

EARLY BIRD OR NIGHT OWL?

I can be both. But it really depends on the weather!

 

17 April 2018

Rory Flynn

Rory Flynn

Head of legal

DO YOU HAVE A HOBBY?

I am one of those people who is an avid cyclist and runner. I commute to work every day by bike and regularly compete in cyclo-cross races and mountain running races. More recently I have started to do some longer trail races and also signed up for ultra-trail marathons in 2018!

 

STARTER OR PUDDING?

Both – that’s why I have to exercise so much!

 

WHAT’S YOUR LIFE MOTTO?

Do not go where the path might lead but go where there is no path and leave a trail. 

  

WHAT DRIVES YOU?

I believe that you reap what you sow and lacklustre effort will never be truly rewarded. I am focused and determined. This means I am driven by my own goals but also thrive in assisting others in achieving their full potential. In life, I am a strong believer in balance, both from a personal and professional perspective.

 

DESCRIBE YOUR ROLE AT CORLYTICS IN THREE WORDS

INNOVATING | AGILE | MOTIVATING

 

EXPLAIN TO ME IN SIMPLE TERMS WHAT YOU DO

I am responsible for the global team of legal and regulatory analysts and act as the company’s legal counsel. The global legal team is comprised of legal and business graduates who build intelligence through complex analysis of the international legal regulatory framework. 

 

DESCRIBE YOUR TYPICAL DAY AT CORLYTICS…

Every day is slightly different! We have agile processes in place which allow us to constantly shift and adapt to market challenges and customer demands. I also start work really early so the team may come in to find that they have a fist full of requests from me before 8am!

 

WHAT’S YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE?

Adapting and facilitating customer input and demands. We always have to adopt processes that can pivot and respond as required. The volume of regulatory intelligence is mindboggling for one person to try and get their head around. Thankfully I have a very diverse and capable team to assist me and our customers, in this herculean task.

 

WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR JOB?

Prior to this job, I was a practicing Barrister at the Irish Bar. Culture fit is very important to me and the unique blend of diverse skillsets here at Corlytics makes it a refreshing place to work.  

 

10 April 2018

Mike O'Keeffe

Mike O’Keeffe

General manager

STARTER OR PUDDING?

Starter. But I wouldn’t say no to some Cannoli from Mike’s Pastry on Hannover Street in Boston

 

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES?

Reading, especially in the areas of human behaviour and organised crime. I’m also a big fan of rugby (and a very happy man after this year’s six nations!)  

 

WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE COUNTRY IN THE WORLD?

As Judy Garland said, “there’s no place like home!”. Which means my favourite country is Ireland

 

BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER BEEN GIVEN? 

My dad taught me that ‘whatever talent has been given to someone, doesn’t mean anything without hard work to make the most of it’

 

WHAT’S YOUR LIFE MOTTO? 

Do what makes you happy

EARLY BIRD OR NIGHT OWL? 

Both. I can sleep when I’m dead 😉

 

CHRISTMAS OR BIRTHDAY?

Christmas! I love the Christmas spirit and all that goes with it. Christmas is good for the soul.

 

WHAT DRIVES YOU?

A profound and deep-seated desire to excel at whatever I do

 

DESCRIBE YOUR ROLE AT CORLYTICS IN THREE WORDS:

MARKET FOCUSSED| CLIENT-FACING | INNOVATIVE 

 

EXPLAIN TO ME IN SIMPLE TERMS WHAT YOU DO:

As general manager for the UK, I am involved in a little bit of everything. I spend most of my time working in the pre-sales and sales process to illustrate to clients the benefits of our offering. I work on pilots and delivery to ensure clients are happy with what they receive and to address concerns. I also like to think (though others may disagree) that I roll up my sleeves on data analysis, understanding the problem domain and helping to shape the solution with our product, development and delivery teams. What I like to think I am is a market focussed professional who helps to build products that customers want to buy!

 

DESCRIBE YOUR TYPICAL DAY AT CORLYTICS…

There is no such thing as a typical day! We deal with clients who have a footprint across the globe. This means my day can start anywhere from 4 am and finish at 1 am. Tasks vary on a day to day basis, as does location, the role I play and energy levels (but those can be supplemented with coffee and conversation 😉)

 

WHAT’S YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE?

My biggest challenge is finding time to do everything. I love my job, so it tends to consume me. I like to be involved in as much of the activity of the company as possible. I have a fantastic wife, who also has a busy career and two very young daughters who are great fun to be around. I like to spend as much time as possible with them. Time is at a premium – there is never enough hours in the day! 

 

WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR JOB?

So many things. But here are my top three:

  1. Being involved in the creation of something that is new and innovative is exciting (it also means I am lucky enough to say I love what I do)
  2. Spending time with potential clients – it gives me a real buzz
  3. Having the freedom to define what I do every day to provide the most impact to the firm and our clients

3 April 2018

 

Hazel Dowling

Hazel Dowling

Head Client Delivery

IF YOU COULD GO ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW, WHERE WOULD IT BE?

Hawaii, please

EARLY BIRD OR NIGHT OWL?

Early bird, all the time (I don’t have a choice, I have small children!)

HOW WOULD YOU SPEND AN UNEXPECTED FREE DAY?

Bring the kids to school, meet a friend for coffee, go out for dinner as a family, read the kids some bed-time stories and sit down for a nice quiet glass of wine… if I don’t fall asleep first. 

BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER BEEN GIVEN?

Only every marry your best friend

CHOCOLATE OR SWEETS?

Chocolate, Dairy Milk to be totally precise

FAVOURITE BAND?

Oasis

WHAT’S THE TOUGHEST PART OF YOUR JOB?

Finding the right balance between getting people to work together, achieving their goals and getting the job done.

Which seems achievable, but you have to also not annoy people along the way!

DESCRIBE YOUR ROLE AT CORLYTICS IN THREE WORDS

DIVERSE | CHALLENGING | EXCITING

ARE THERE ANY INDUSTRY ISSUES KEEPING YOU AWAKE AT NIGHT?

The volume and pace of regulation changes. Understanding how far into the horizon you need to focus on.

WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR JOB?

Getting to work with people from across the company. Working with clients also keeps you on your toes and focused.

27 March 2018

Kirsten Nelson-de Búrca

Kirsten Nelson-de Búrca

Legal and Regulatory Analyst

WHAT DRIVES YOU?

Coming up with solutions to problems drives me, which means I adapt well to most environments. Given my legal background, I approach all problems in a structured manner to attain the best possible outcome.

DESCRIBE YOUR ROLE AT CORLYTICS IN THREE WORDS

VERSATILE | REGULATORY | REACTIONS

DESCRIBE A TYPICAL DAY IN THE LIFE OF CORLYTICS…

Every day is different, which is great. The needs of various projects require balance, which is achieved through communication between all teams. The flat hierarchical structure in Corlytics helps us all maintain agility in collaborating. My primary role as a legal and regulatory analyst means I continually interact with a wide range of financial regulation in an in-depth manner. This ensures continuous development of my personal and the team’s knowledge of regulatory problems we are trying to solve. Hence, we always continue to grow our domain expertise. This contributes to the team being able to accurately determine regulatory risk impact globally.

WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR JOB?

As financial regulation is always spawning or changing, there is always something new to learn. The need to learn and improve my knowledge is something I find extremely fulfilling.

WHAT DO YOU SEE THE IMPACT OF CORLYTICS BEING IN THE LONG RUN?

This could be a huge generalisation, but I think my generation is very focused on getting a job that they’re interested in and that they find fulfilling. I chose to work in Corlytics because I believe we can make a difference. I see the company establishing a market position whereby we can integrate into structures across financial institutions and regulators, on a global scale, in real time. I’d love to be part of that, especially if it were to become the norm.

20 March  2018