Who We Are

Accelerated Payments was created by entrepreneurs with many years’ experience in financial services as well as starting and running their own businesses. Entrepreneurs like you, who know just how important certain individual invoices can be to a business.

We know the highs and lows of dreaming up and starting a new business that offers something better, something special, something individual. To bring it from zero sales and one employee to a stage where it has employees, customers, sales – and prospects.

And we know what it’s like when you’ve invested everything you have in the business, when so much can hang on certain customers taking longer than agreed on vital payments.

We also know how frustrating and restrictive it can be when your bank either isn’t interested in working with you – or wants personal guarantees where they shouldn’t need them.

So we decided to set up Accelerated Payments to solve the particular cash flow hurdle that you face right now, through our innovative Individual Invoice Finance service.

Because we know what it’s like.

Who We Are

Accelerated Payments was created by entrepreneurs with many years’ experience in financial services as well as starting and running their own businesses. Entrepreneurs like you, who know just how important certain individual invoices can be to a business.

We know the highs and lows of dreaming up and starting a new business that offers something better, something special, something individual. To bring it from zero sales and one employee to a stage where it has employees, customers, sales – and prospects.

And we know what it’s like when you’ve invested everything you have in the business, when so much can hang on certain customers taking longer than agreed on vital payments.

We also know how frustrating and restrictive it can be when your bank either isn’t interested in working with you – or wants personal guarantees where they shouldn’t need them.

So we decided to set up Accelerated Payments to solve the particular cash flow hurdle that you face right now, through our innovative Individual Invoice Finance service.

Because we know what it’s like.

Meet our Team

Meet our team of highly experienced financial, technology and customer service experts.  We’re here to help so don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your cash flow needs.

Ian Duffy

CEO


Colm Devine

Head of Business Development


Dylan Martin

Head of Operations


David Ingram

COO & Head of Risk


Jano Rademan

Head of Finance


Diego Ceraldi

Settlements Associate


Leon Valentine

Relationship Manager


Taruni Kotwal

Client Management Associate


Denis Mahmic

Project Manager


Jurgen Theunissen

Settlements Associate


Ailbhe Duffy

Head of Marketing


Guy Jones

Business Development UK


Erika Brady

Senior Client Management


Adam Pimentel

Business Development, Canada


Olga Bak

Client & Operations Manager


Greg Duffy

CTO & Chief Architect


Lee Quinn

Technical Lead Analyst


Meet our Strategic Advisory Board

We like to stay open to new ideas from the world around us.  Our Advisory Board helps us to do things differently when we should, advise us on complex issues that arise, and provide valuable input from their particular areas of expertise to inform our thinking.

Julie Warren

Strategic Advisor


Julie has over 35 years bringing UK businesses and lenders together and leading the way in Fintech Sales and Marketing. She is Lead Industry Advisor for a new MSc in Fintech helping to build a new generation of entrepreneurs.

Katherine Herbert

Strategic Advisor


Katherine Herbert is an entrepreneur highly experienced in FinTech, InsurTech ad RegTech. She works extensively with SMEs in the finance arena to help them build new products and extend their market reach.

Maxmilian Doyle

Strategic Advisor


Max has over 30 years’ experience in fund management and alternative markets including structured credit and litigation funding. Resident in Canada, he is a director and advisor to several alternative finance companies operating in Canada and Europe.

Kevin Clark

Strategic Advisor


Kevin has over 35 years’ experience in the financial services industry and is the CFO of a leading Speciality Lender in the Canadian SMB market. Kevin co-founded two well established lending technology companies, Lendified Inc. and JUDI.ai and is a recognised leader in the Fintech community.

Mark Jacob

Strategic Advisor


Mark has significant experience in the financial services area having worked in companies involved in the banking, leasing and SME lending areas. Mark originally trained as an engineer and also qualified as a chartered accountant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He was Managing Director of DZ BANK Ireland plc for 17 years, a banking subsidiary of the German DZ Bank Group, having initially served as CFO and CRO of the company . Mark also acts as a non-executive director on a number of Irish companies in the financial sector.

Meet our Board of Directors

We have a dynamic Board of Directors, highly experienced, experts in their fields and most importantly with a real interest in what we do and how we do it. They provide us with invaluable guidance as we grow our business.

Steve Box

Chairman


Steve has over 35 years of experience within bank and non-banking financial institutions holding Global, International, European and UK Exec, CEO, MD and Board roles. Past and current roles include Chairman of UK Asset Based Finance Association, Board member of International Factors Group and Strategic Advisor to WOA (World of Open Account).

Conor Sheahan

Non-Executive Director


Conor is an entrepreneur, investor and financial advisor with 20+ years’ experience in negotiation, debt advisory services, turn-arounds, re-structuring and recovery. He has excellent experience as an advisor to start up and early stage companies. Currently CEO of CKS Finance with non-exec board roles with a number of companies.

Ian Duffy

Founder and CEO


Ian is CEO and Founder of Accelerated Payments, ex-Managing Partner at RSM Farrell Grant Spark and Chairman of a number of high growth companies. Ian has expertise in the venture capital & private equity markets in Ireland, the UK and the US. He is a member of the Institute of Directors in Ireland & has a special interest in technology, Fintech and alternative energy sectors.

David Ingram

COO & Head of Risk


David is a seasoned entrepreneur with 35+ years of experience in financial services across operations and risk management. Previous roles include Risk Director of GE Capital Ireland & CEO of Start Mortgages. He has invaluable expertise in assessing, managing and mitigating risks across a wide range of asset classes.
Simple Solutions

We believe in simplicity & clarity.

Business owners need cash, and they need it when they need it. They’re busy building their business: they don’t have time for complicated application and approval systems – and can’t afford expensive credit or financing arrangements that last longer than they need. And they certainly don’t want to hear they can’t get Invoice Finance because they “don’t qualify.”

We believe our customers have done the hard part. They’ve got the sale, provided the goods or service – and issued the invoice.

We take it from there

Our service combines the best technology platform with a simple User Interface, as well as immediate access to business intelligence to allow us to assess risks – and offers customers the simplest, quickest application, approval and payment process there is.

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We take a different approach to funding our clients

We recognise that small and medium enterprises typically supply creditworthy brands. That’s where we focus our efforts – who are you doing business with and can we credit insure those transactions.  If we can, then you can get early payment for those invoices that you choose to fund.

We don’t require a credit assessment of your business, nor do we ask for personal guarantees or a lien on your assets.  We’re not adding to your debt.  We credit insure your customer so those invoices that we fund are guaranteed for payment.

It’s a fast, simple process.

It’s a good option for you to get control of cash flow and have the working capital needed to grow your business.

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