Dermot has been active in the asset management and asset servicing industry both in Ireland and internationally since 2001 and is Group Chief Financial Officer and a Director of KB Associates.
Prior to joining KB Associates, Dermot was Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of Pepper Finance Corporation Ireland DAC, part of Pepper Group- a global diversified financial services company with servicing and lending operations. Prior to that he served as Head of Fund Services (EMEA) with Virtus Partners (part of FIS) and was responsible for the establishment and build out of regulated fund servicing operations in both Ireland and Luxembourg. Prior to that he was Senior Vice President at The Blackstone Group L.P. an alternative asset manager, with responsibility for fund structuring and finance related matters in Europe for GSO Capital Partners (credit division of Blackstone). GSO Capital Partners acquired Harbourmaster Capital Management in 2011 where he previously served as Chief Financial Officer. He has also spent time earlier in his career at EY and Macquarie.
Dermot holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Hons) from University College Dublin and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.