CitySwift

The CitySwift story

At CitySwift, buses are in our blood

Our team has more than 40 years’ experience across the bus industry and a unique understanding of its operational challenges. With deep public transportation domain knowledge, we’re ideally positioned to transform the way buses are scheduled.

In 2018, CitySwift was selected to join the Intelligent Mobility UK Accelerator Programme and Bank of Ireland’s Innovation Lab in New York City. The following year, we appeared in the Sunday Business Post’s prestigious ‘100 Hot Startups’ list and were described by siliconrepublic as one of the companies shaking up Ireland’s data science scene. We received accolades at the National Startup Awards over two consecutive years.

At IT-TRANS 2020, CitySwift won the UITP Global Startup Challenge for our AI-driven vehicle capacity prediction technology, which was used by major bus operators to help spread demand peaks, encourage social distancing and get passengers safely back onto public transport. The technology was also awarded ‘Technology Innovation of the Year’ at the Technology Ireland Industry Awards 2020.

In 2021, the company was named in LinkedIn's first-ever top ten list of most sought-after startups to work for in Ireland. The list highlighted emerging businesses that showed resilience during the Covid pandemic, with impressive growth and an ability to hire top talent.

CitySwift is institutionally backed. Our investors include Ryanair co-founder Declan Ryan’s Irelandia Investments, ACT Venture Capital and former CarTrawler Chief Executive Mike McGearty.

Meet the team

Our world-class team of transportation veterans, technical experts and data scientists are specialists in smart cities and mobility.

Founders

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Brian O'Rourke
CEO

Brian is a tech-savvy entrepreneur and former CitiBank analyst with a range of experience. Interested in computer programs from a young age, Brian's studies included software engineering, business strategy and finance. At CitiBank, he led big data and complex optimisation projects, specifically for the mobility sector.

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Alan Farrelly
COO

Alan was born into the bus industry, his family having operated a large fleet in Ireland since the 1980's. He has worked in every role within the industry – from driving and customer service to scheduling and operations. Alan brings this in-depth knowledge and experience to CitySwift to help solve the industry's challenges.

Board

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Michael Lynch
Investment Director, Irelandia Aviation

Irelandia, led by Declan Ryan, are best known for founding low cost airlines – Ryanair in Europe, Tiger Airways in Asia, Allegiant in the USA, Viva in Mexico and Colombia. They also invest in private equity, venture capital and real estate.

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Mike McGearty
Former CEO, CarTrawler

Mike joined travel technology company CarTrawler in 2006. Under his leadership, it consistently recorded high double digit year-on-year growth and received numerous industry accolades.

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Robert Montgomery
Former CEO, Stagecoach Bus

Robert has 50 years’ bus industry experience in the UK, Ireland and Saudi Arabia, including more than 30 years in senior management positions. He has led a wide range of reinvention projects from the 1980’s through to the present day.

Expertise team

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James McCarthy
Head of Operations
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Michael Mullarkey
Head of Engineering
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Conor Quaine
Head of Finance
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Sarah McCartan
Head of Insights
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Gearoid Hynes
Head of Product
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Dave Ryan
Head of Customer Success
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Louise Butler
Vice President of People
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Paul Allison
Lead Front End Engineer
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Ciaran Flood
Lead Software Engineer
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Peter Roberts
Senior Dev Ops Engineer
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Kevin Doherty
Senior Software Engineer
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James Curley
Software Engineer
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Kevin McGinley
Software Engineer
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Stephen McGirr
Software Engineer
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Brian Cummins
Junior Software Engineer
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James Hannon
Lead Data Engineer
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Matthew Doodes
Lead Data Scientist
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Daniel Maguire
Data Scientist
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Jose Querales
Data Scientist
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Sean Gordon
Graduate Data Scientist
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Shane Gleeson
QA & Test Automation Engineer
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Neel Salvi
QA & Test Automation Engineer Graduate
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Vijani Bulumulla
Lead UX/UI Designer
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Vikram Venkatraman
Senior UX Designer
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Ray MacDonncha
Senior Insights Analyst
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Rory O'Connor
Data Insights Analyst
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Evan Mannion
Junior Insights Analyst
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Caolan Murphy
Graduate Data Analyst
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Seana Healy
Graduate Data Analyst
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Sophie O'Reilly
Customer Success Manager
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Chloe Gray
Customer Success Manager
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Hannah Vaughan
Customer Success Graduate
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Shannon McGovern
Digital Marketing Executive
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Philip Lavin
Business Development Manager
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Gareth Lau
Commercial Manager
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David Murray
Commercial Accountant
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Kayleigh O’Regan
Business/Finance Graduate
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Fionntan Cassidy
Technical Talent Acquisition specialist
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Emma Fitzpatrick
People Intern

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