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.

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 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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Louise Butler
Vice President People
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John Aloy
Head of Growth
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James McCarthy
Head of Operations
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Conor Quaine
Head of Finance
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Gearoid Hynes
Head of Product
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Sarah McCartan
Head of Insights
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Michael Mullarkey
Head of Engineering
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Mike Hughes
Director of Development
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Rebekah Smyth
Account Director
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Gallen Hawkins
Account Manager
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Philip Lavin
Business Development Manager
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Niamh Casey
Marketing Manager
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Shannon McGovern
Digital Marketing Executive
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Iain McMillan
Customer Success Manager
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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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Iulia Palaghie
Business Operations Process Manager
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David Murray
Commercial Accountant
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Kayleigh O’Regan
Business/Finance Graduate
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Emma Fitzpatrick
People Associate
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Fionntan Cassidy
Technical Talent Acquisition specialist
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Grace O'Keeffe
Talent Acquisition Specialist
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Vijani Bulumulla
Lead UX/UI Designer
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Vikram Venkatraman
Senior UX Designer
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George Cooper
Product Manager
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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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Phil Ahern
Lead Software Engineer
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Shaun Gray
Lead Software Engineer
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Kevin McGinley
Software Engineer
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James Curley
Executive Software Engineer
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Stephen McGirr
Software Engineer
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Jose Querales
Data Scientist
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Neel Salvi
QA & Test Automation Engineer Graduate
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Paul Allison
Lead Front End Engineer
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Ciaran Flood
Lead Software Engineer
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Paul Harrington
Lead Software Engineer
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Kevin Doherty
Senior Software Engineer
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Michael O'Sullivan
Software Engineer
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Shane Gleeson
QA & Test Automation Engineer
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Sean Gordon
Graduate Data Scientist
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Matthew Doodes
Data Scientist
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James Hannon
Lead Data Engineer
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Jared Porcenaluk
Lead Software Engineer
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Peter Roberts
Senior Dev Ops Engineer
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Daniel Maguire
Data Scientist
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Martin Walsh
Software Engineer
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Brian Cummins
Junior Software Engineer
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Sean Hammond
Graduate Software Engineer

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