Derek F. Butler, founder of GRID Finance

Derek has a passion for leading the development of new and existing businesses and social enterprises – often with diverse teams in complex operating environments.

His experience before founding GRID Finance, which is the small business capital platform in Ireland that provides small business owners with access to a smart capital mix to grow and expand their businesses, includes working in large global multinationals like PWC and Ernst & Young and GOAL.  During his time with GOAL he was exposed to the kind of community lending programs which lead to the setting up of GRID Finance.

He has a broad range of skills from financial management and corporate finance to change and general management which have been developed and applied over 12 years working in a variety of organisations across the globe.