Cronan McNamara is Founder and CEO of Creme Global, and Chair of Irish Software Association 2015-2066.
Prior to founding Creme Global in 2005, he worked in financial risk analysis and derivative option price modelling with Merrill Lynch Capital Markets Bank. Subsequently, in Trinity College Dublin, he adapted the same mathematical methods to the food safety sector while developing the science and technology that underpins Creme Global.
In 2015, he founded the Predict Conference in Dublin, became Chair of the Irish Software Association and joined the Government's Open Data Governance Board.
Cronan has received the Trinity College Innovation Award (2010) in recognition for the success of Creme Global. The company has also been awarded the Deloitte Irish Technology Fast 50 award in each of the six years 2010-2015, and the Deloitte Technology EMEA Fast 500 award twice (2011, 2012).
Among his formal qualifications, Cronan holds a BSc in Physics from UCD, an MSc in High Performance Computing from TCD.