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CEO and Founder of FinTrU, Darragh McCarthy began his career at Morgan Stanley in 1994. During his 18 years with the Investment Bank, he worked in London, Frankfurt and New York, holding the positions of Global COO for Institutional Securities, COO for EMEA, Head of Fixed Income Sales North America and Head of Fixed Income Sales EMEA.


The second chapter of his career began in 2013 when, identifying Global Investment Banks’ increasing demand for high-quality resources to navigate the shifting regulatory landscape, he founded FinTrU. Whilst a profit-driven organisation, FinTrU was established with a social purpose to create high-quality professional employment and investment in local communities.

Today, FinTrU employs over 1,200 people across offices in Belfast, Derry/Londonderry, Dublin, Letterkenny, London, Maastricht, New York and Porto.


Darragh has been a Board Member of the Belfast Chamber since June 2020 and the Innovation and Growth Advisory Board for the City of London since June 2021. Darragh has a First Class Honours BComm International from University College of Dublin, Ireland. Originally from County Cork, Darragh now lives in Belfast. He is married with 3 children and speaks fluent German and Dutch.

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