Fergal Keys

Senior Partner
IT & Business Transformation | Executive

Fergal Keys is a Senior Partner with The Panel and heads up our specialist IT & Business Transformation recruitment practice, joining The Panel in 2006 to set up what was then called The IT Panel.

Fergal  personally looks after the Executive level recruitment across the IT and Business Transformation space. He carries out numerous search and selection engagements for clients based in Ireland, UK, Europe and the US as well as FDI companies looking to establish or expand their operations in Ireland.

Prior to joining The Panel, Fergal had a successful career working at a senior level in IT and operations. Roles included working as Head of IT Europe for the leasing company GE Woodchester and subsequently as COO for Off Air Electronics (a privately held telco business).  This mix of hands on practical IT experience allied with his near 15 years recruitment experience have made Fergal the recruitment partner of choice for a wide range of organisations from large international PLCs to privately held SMEs.

Fun fact: Kilmacud Crokes all the way!

I am currently recruiting for the following positions;

Java Developer

Our client in Financial Services are looking for a Java Developer to join their Dublin offices. You will have commercial experience with; Core Java,

Systems Administrator

Our client is a successful and expanding retail chain who are looking to recruit a technically skilled and talented Systems Administrator . This is a

Product Analyst

Our client in the RegTech industry is looking for a Product Analyst based in their Dublin location. **Italian speaking is an advantage**

Senior Transformation Project Manager – Funds

We are seeking a candidate with an excellent background in Custody combined with a track record on business transformation strategic projects and

Senior Transformation Project Manager – Funds

We are seeking a candidate with an excellent background in Custody combined with a track record on business transformation strategic projects and

Senior IT Data Analyst

Our client based in Dublin City, a household name operating within the retail sector is recruiting a Senior IT Data Analyst. You will have Strong

Regulatory Product Project Manager

Our client a reputable Investment Manager is looking for a Regulatory Product Project Manager to join their Dublin city centre office on a permanent

Solutions Architect - Finance Systems Programme Manager

Solution Architect – Finance Systems 12 Month Contract We are seeking a Solution Architect – Finance Applications / Systems to support a large

IT Project Executive

Our client a major multinational with a strong presence in Ireland is seeking to recruit an IT Project Executive at a Graduate / Entry Level who has

Project Manager

Our client in the RegTech industry is looking for a Project Manager with responsibility for assisting their clients using their software and

Business Analyst - Funds

Our client in the RegTech industry is looking for a Business Analyst. The ideal candidate will be working in the fund administration or asset

Solutions Architect

Our client, a global financial services firm is looking for a Solutions Architect to join their IT team. Responsibilities: Working with CIO, Head of

Payments Project Manager

Payments Project Manager - Daily Rate Contract We are looking for candidates with strong payments systems experience like SWIFT, Safewatch, PSD2, AML

IT Business Analyst

IT Business Analyst - DRC In this role, you are responsible for liaising with the IT areas (technology services, IT Change and project sponsors teams

Project Manager - Asset Management

Our area leads the change portfolio and is accountable for Managing the Change Portfolio Establishing the Target Operating Model and Roadmap

Senior Technical Project Manager

We are now looking to expand our team and are seeking experienced Technical Project Managers to deliver Infrastructure- Cloud projects. The ideal

Technical Business Analyst

Technical BA In this role you will be working as a technical business analyst alongside the IT change delivery team and other internal business units

Technical Security Analyst

Technical Analyst - Infrastructure / Security 1. Review security aspects of proposed solutions and services being introduced, objectively assessing

Network Security Specialist

Network Security Specialist A highly motivated Network/Security Specialist with extensive experience in designing, delivering and managing complex

Security Analyst

Security Analyst To work on information security programme delivery. In this role you will work with the team to drive delivery of within cyber

Enterprise Solutions Architect

Enterprise Solutions Architect The key purpose of this role is to be a trusted adviser to customer on all things technical. The Technology includes

Project Manager - Payments / Banking

We are looking for candidates with strong Change Management experience with Retail Banking / Payments background. Responsibilities include Review,

IT Systems Administrator

Our client, operating in the health care sector is seeking an experienced System Administrator. You will be working closely with the Infrastructure

Cyber Threat Intelligence Lead

Our client in Financial Services based in Dublin are looking to hire a newly created role of Cyber Threat Intelligence Team Lead. The ideal candidate

Senior Project Manager - Finance Integration

Role Senior Project Manager - Finance Integration 6 month daily rate contract Purpose of this role The Project Manager will be responsible for

Database Administrator

This is an exciting new opportunity for a Database Administrator. Working as key member of the Data Engineering team, the DBA will be the person with

Data Engineer

We are looking for an experienced ETL Data Engineer. The ETL Data Engineer will be a key member of the Data Engineering team with primary

Senior Program Manager - Service Transition

Our client in Financial Services is looking to hire a Senior Program Manager for a 9 month contract. The purpose of the role is to plan and manage

Target Operating Model Design - Senior Manager

Target Operating Model Design – Senior Manager – Asset Management Key Responsibilities: Lead the development of target operating models (TOMs)

Programme Manager

Our client in financial services are looking for a Programme Manager to join their Investment Solutions and Services Change team. You will primarily

Unix Specialist / Cloud Platform Engineer

Our client in financial services are looking for a Cloud Platform Engineer / Unix Specialist to join their Technology Infrastructure Services team.

IT Business Analyst

IT Business Analyst - Payments Daily Rate In this role, you are responsible for liaising with the business to define requirements and to facilitate

Product Delivery Project Manager – Asset Management

Product Delivery Project Manager – Asset Management The function of the department is to is to competently & effectively manage the implementation