Consultancy Invigors, the European arm of the Alta group, has promoted Kieran O’Brien to network member for Ireland.

O’Brien first joined Invigors as an associate in December 2016, based out of Dublin. He came from a 25 year career in asset finance, with 17 spent at Cisco Capital.

Before moving to Invigors, he was Cisco’s operations director at for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia. During his tenure, he developed Cisco’s captive infrastructure across 20 countries, and sat on the board of ten of the company’s captives.

O’Brien said: “I am delighted to accept this appointment as an integral member of the Invigors team. Now is the time to position the business in Ireland for its next stage of growth.

“The European captive and vendor markets are facing major challenges driven by technology and the revolution in financial services, in addition to the economic and political upheavals currently taking place.”

Chris Boobyer, senior partner at Invigors, said: “Kieran’s wealth of experience and expertise in captive and vendor finance operations has proved to be an asset to the business and our clients.

“We are delighted to recognise this through his appointment as network member for Ireland and believe that he will continue to add strength and depth to our capabilities here in EMEA as well as across the wider Alta Group.”