Roy Horgan grew up within a fourth-generation family food business in Cork and began his career in corporate banking. When it was time to leave banking in 2006 the portfolio that Roy managed and invested within had assets of c.€2bn, located throughout Europe and North America. Roy holds a B.Sc. in Business and Finance, a Diploma in Stockbroking and a Diploma in International Selling. The exceptionally impressive financial expert Roy Horgan is available to hire as a speaker for your next event or conference through the Champions Speakers agency where is certain to deliver informative and compelling banking advice that is sure to aid your business.
At 27, Roy made his first venture into entrepreneurship where he co-founded a dye sensitised solar cell firm, SolarPrint which specialised in the development of self-powered indoor sensors. SolarPrint invested c.€7m in the technology and its customers included Intel, Analog Devices and Bell Labs. After SolarPrint Roy founded MarketHub Technologies Limited in 2013. MarketHub uses data analytics software to help retailers break the cycle of unprofitable discounting, manage stock allocation and reduce food waste. In 2017 MarketHub was acquired by a French digital pricing company SES-imagotag plc (Market Cap c.€400m). MarketHub's customers include Sainsburys, Marks & Spencer, Dixons Carphone, SPAR, Budgens and Londis.
Roy is currently CEO of SES-imagotag plc for the UK & Ireland and sits on the group executive committee. Recently Roy was invited to join the Advisory Board of a newly formed Venture Capital firm called Astanor founded in Luxembourg by Eric Armchambeau (formerly Balderdon Capital, Benchmark Capital and Wellington Partners) and George Coelho (formerly Intel Capital and Balderdon, Benchmark Capital). Astanor specialises in impact investments where it will deploy c.€100m of capital over the next three years into a range of disruptive food, supply chain and emerging technologies businesses throughout Europe and North America.
A finance and banking expert that is held in the highest regard given both his esteemed career and famous heritage, Horgan has worked closely with some of the biggest business and corporations around the world. The visionary innovative is also somewhat of a trailblazer and leader in his field making him the perfect figure to hire for your next event through the Champions Speakers agency.