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Willie C
Executive Coach at The Grey Matters Network
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Executive Coach and Business Mentor/Advisor. I have over 16 years’ experience in supporting senior management in making sound financial decisions.

I have written developed and implemented strategies on a number of assignments across diverse Industries as well as managed resultant change whilst maintaining Corporate standards.

Key Skills/USP

  • Business Management
  • Financial Modelling and Business Planning
  • Restructuring & Rightsizing
  • Mentoring of Start Up Businesses.
  • Product & Service Costing.
  • ERP Selection & Implementation.


  • Fellowship of Chartered Accountants Ireland (2000)
  • Fellowship of Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (2000)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Waterford Institute of Technology (1994)
  • Diploma in International Financial Reporting Standards (Distinction 2005).


  • Tipperary LEO Evaluation & Approvals Committee & Mentor Panel.
  • InterTradeIreland Brexit Advisory, Emergency Business Solutions, Elevate and Acumen Consultant Panels.
  • Invest NI Covid 19 Finance Panel.
  • Enterprise Ireland Covid 19 Finance Panel.
  • Failte Ireland Mentor Panel.

Sectoral Experience

  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Meat Processing
  • Medical
  • Fashion Wholesale & Retail
  • Wine Wholesale & Retail
  • Agriculture
  • Charity

Key Achievements

  • I mentored Pressidect which was a start up Business to the final of the EI Student Entrepreneur Competition 2020 (won Cruickshank High Achieving Merit Award).
  • Restructured a manufacturing Business with a Turnover of €38m including redesign and upgrading of the factory costing system. Increased net profits of the manufacturing division by circa 2% (circa €240k).
Willie is very strategic in his thinking and helps to maintain focus on the critical decisions and actions necessary to deliver profits for the Organization.
Nick McGrath
Founder & CEO
Hybrid Energy Solutions Ltd

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