Our Key People

John Keating

Managing Director

John holds a degree in Business Studies (Accountancy and Finance), is a former Banker and was previously an Authorised Personal Insolvency Practitioner. He is an Accredited Product Advisor (Loans, Savings, Pensions, Investments & Debt Management). 

As Managing Director of Evanna Project Solutions, John specialises in providing Strategic and Commercial Advisory services to Private Clients, both SME Owners and Corporates. He also holds a number of Non Executive Board positions in the Renewable Energy, Software, Food, Retail, Property & Hospitality Sectors. John also advises Boards of several Family SME’s. With over 25 years of Management experience in the design, evaluation and implementation of projects, John delivers a unique advisory role underpinned by clear thinking that helps add significant value for Clients over the duration of the engagement. During that time, he has advised on commercial transactions with a cumulative value of over €500 million.

Ciaran Desmond

Senior Consultant (Tax & Legal)

Ciaran Desmond is Managing Partner of Desmond Solicitors in Cork. He is a qualified Solicitor, Chartered Accountant and a fellow of the Irish Taxation Institute.

Innovative and solutions led, Ciaran’s expertise extends to extensive experience structuring domestic and international corporate acquisitions, mergers and reorganisations, inward investment, tax investments, property development, cross border tax planning, pension structure advices, NAMA business cases, bank restructuring, debt resolution, dispute resolution and providing high net worth individuals with both tax and corporate advice.

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