Mark Brophy Group CEO
Mark works closely with the executive leadership to lead all Financial & Corporate Development activities within Fortus Group as it seeks to scale significantly over the coming years.
Mark spent the early part of his career in Corporate Banking in both Rabobank and AIB plc leaving AIB Corporate Banking in 2015 as Head of the Telecoms, Manufacturing & Technology Corporate Banking Lending Team having grown the Loan Book to c. €1.2bn. The next stage of his career involved setting up a Corporate Finance business in leading professional services firm Mazars as a Director of that business.
In 2017 Mark re-joined AIB as a Director of its Corporate Finance advisory business. Over the years Mark has worked/ advised on many high profile transactions including: MBO of Fastway Couriers backed by MML Capital; Acquisition by Joyce Supermarket Group of Nestors Supermarket; Acquisition by Denis O’Brien of Siteserv plc; various lending transactions with ATA Group; MBO of RWL Security Solutions and its subsequent acquisition of ezCCTV supported by Rockpool Investments; Acquisition by Storm Technologies of Ciall Systems; Advisor on Growth Capital Facilities for Vit-Hit; Advisor on a Growth Capital Investment for PCH International.
Mark is a Chartered Accountant through the ACCA; he holds a Diploma in Financial Services; Partially completed Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA); Board Member of Fortus Group Holdings Ltd.