Meet the Team

Derek Maguire

Derek Maguire

Managing Director

Derek Maguire is managing director of Irish Mortgage Corporation, having co-founded the firm in 1990. In recent years, Derek has taken a special interest in the growth and development of MoneyCoach, the financial services arm of Irish Mortgage Corporation. He is a chartered accountant and QFA and holds a B. Comm degree from UCD.

Michael Lacey

Michael Lacey

Associate Director

Michael has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining MoneyCoach in 2016, Michael was managing director of Open Financial Services, which worked exclusively with large blue-chip corporate clients, providing their employees with one-to-one financial advice. Michael specialises in employee benefit schemes and advising on all aspects of investment planning and retirement planning for individuals and businesses.

Eoin Murphy

Eoin Murphy

Associate Director

Eoin has been a member of the MoneyCoach team since 2011 and has been in the financial services industry for over 30 years. He specialises in retirement planning, investment advice and protecting clients’ business and personal assets. He holds a Professional Diploma in Financial Advice (QFA), Professional Diploma in Pensions (RPA) and a Professional Diploma in Insurance (CIP).

James O’Mahony

James O’Mahony

Senior Financial Planning Executive

James’ areas of expertise have been built up over 20 years and include family, business and asset protection, investments and retirement planning. He has been a member of the MoneyCoach team since 2012, having previously worked in several leading financial services organisations in Cork. James hold a Professional Diploma in Financial Advice(QFA).

Kate O’Brien

Kate O’Brien

Senior Financial Planning Executive

With over 15 years’ experience in financial services, Kate joined MoneyCoach in January 2018. She has provided advice to clients in Ireland, the UK and Europe. She has experience in all areas of personal financial planning including 5 years with a private bank in London. Kate holds a Professional Diploma in Financial Advice (QFA).

Barry Walsh

Barry Walsh

Senior Financial Planning Executive

Barry has worked in the financial services industry since 2011. Having joined MoneyCoach in early 2017, Barry specialises in income protection, retirement planning and investment advice. He is a Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA), a Retirement Planning Advisor (RPA), and a Specialist Investment Advisor (SIA). He is also currently working towards the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation.