CitySwift

The CitySwift story

At CitySwift, buses are in our blood

Our team has more than 40 years’ experience across the transit sector and a unique understanding of its operational challenges. With deep mass transit domain knowledge, we’re ideally positioned to transform the way vehicles are scheduled.

In 2018, CitySwift was selected to join the Intelligent Mobility UK Accelerator Program 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 transit operators to help spread demand peaks, encourage social distancing and get passengers safely back on the bus. The technology was also awarded ‘Technology Innovation of the Year’ at the Technology Ireland Industry Awards 2020.

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 transit 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 Ireland, he led big data and complex optimization projects, specifically for the transit sector.

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Alan Farrelly
COO

Alan was born into the transit sector, his family having operated a large bus fleet in Ireland since the 1980's. He has worked in every role within the industry – from driving and customer service to planning 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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Louise Butler
Vice President People
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Vijani Bulumulla
Senior UX/UI Designer
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Shane Gleeson
QA & Test Automation Engineer
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Paul Allison
Lead Front End Engineer
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Ciaran Flood
Senior Software Engineer
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Peter Roberts
Senior Dev Ops Engineer
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James Hannon
Software Engineer
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James Curley
Executive Software Engineer
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Kevin McGinley
Software Engineer
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Kevin Doherty
Data Science & Optimisation Engineer
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Matthew Doodes
Data Scientist
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Daniel Maguire
Data Scientist
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Alexander Schutz
Lead Data Engineer
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Jordan Myers
Data Engineer
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Iva Simon Bubalo
Data Insights Analyst
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Samantha Burke
Data Analyst Executive
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Rory O'Connor
Data Analyst Executive
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Paul Spitere
Senior Customer Success Manager
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Sophie O'Reilly
Customer Success Executive
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Shannon McGovern
Digital Marketing Executive
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Philip Lavin
Business Development Manager
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Cian McHugh
Business/Finance Executive
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Gareth Lau
Business Executive

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