Our People

The management team at Projection Point is supported by a board of advisors with a wealth of business experience.

Dylan Evans

Dylan Evans (CEO)

Dylan Evans is the founder and CEO of Projection Point. He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and has published six books and numerous articles and academic papers. He has been a lecturer at King's College London, the University of Bath, the University of the West of England, and University College Cork. See www.dylan.org.uk for more.

Benjamin Jakobus

Benjamin Jakobus (CTO)

Benjamin Jakobus is a software developer and graduate of University College Cork. Prior to his employment at Projection Point, Benjamin worked on various software projects within industry and academia.

Louise Burgoyne

Louise Burgoyne (Marketing Director)

Louise has a PhD in Epidemiology and Public Health and an MSc in Marketing. She is a part time lecturer at University College Cork. Before returning to academia Louise worked as Business Development Officer for the EU LEADER programme in Kilkenny, Ireland, and the Sales and Marketing Unit at Allied Irish Banks, Dublin.

Douglas Hubbard

Douglas Hubbard (Advisor)

Douglas Hubbard is the inventor of the powerful Applied Information Economics (AIE) method and the author of several business books. His company has completed over 60 risk/return analyses of large, critical projects, investments and other management decisions in the last 16 years for various clients in insurance, banking, utilities, federal and state government, entertainment media, military logistics and manufacturing.

Andrew Meikle

Andrew Meikle (Advisor)

Formerly a professional surf ironman Andrew has spent the last 16 years researching human high performance. The resulting research bank - comprising one-on-one interviews with some of the world’s pre-eminent sportsmen, thinkers, scientists, performers, artists, academics, military leaders and even Samurai Masters, as well as his research into high performance environments such as The Julliard School, the Australian Institute of Sport, the Royal College of Music, Harvard, MIT and NASA (amongst others) - provides the foundation for Andrew’s human performance consultancy business – Elkiem.

Aaron Brown

Aaron Brown (Advisor)

Aaron Brown is risk manager at AQR Capital Management and author of "The Poker Face of Wall Street", "A World of Chance" and "Red-Blooded Risk". He is a regular columnist for Wilmott and Quantum magazines and serves on the editorial board of the Global Association of Risk Professionals. In his 29-year Wall Street career he has been a portfolio manager, trader, head of mortgage securities and risk managers for institutions including Citigroup and Morgan Stanley; he also did a stint as a finance professor. He hold degrees in Applied Mathematics from Harvard, and Finance and Statistics from the University of Chicago.

Dermot Golden

Dermot Golden (Advisor)

Dermot Golden is Head of Risk at Paddy Power plc since 2004. Prior to that, he was Finance Director at a British Biotech Company. Previously he spent 15 years in Financial Services initially as a trader, ultimately managing trading rooms and associated risks. He holds a PhD in Finance from University College Dublin and lectured for 8 years at the Smurfit Graduate Business School.

Colm Fitzgerald

Colm Fitzgerald (Advisor)

Colm Fitzgerald is a lecturer in Financial & Actuarial Mathematics in DCU. He is an actuary and an economist. He was formerly Head of Quantitative Trading in Bank of Ireland Global Markets, and has been trading financial markets from the age of 15. He is managing director of Paragon Research Ltd. He was an author of the Enterprise Risk Management subject of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries and acts as an Examiner and Lead Assessor for a number of their examinations. He has won research contracts with the Society of Actuaries in Ireland and with the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries.

Colm Fitzgerald

Dominic Johnson (Advisor)

Dominic Johnson is a Reader in Politics and International Relations at Oxford University, and author of "Overconfidence and War: The Havoc and Glory of Positive Illusions" (Harvard University Press, 2004) and, with Dominic Tierney, "Failing to Win: Perceptions of Victory and Defeat in International Politics" (Harvard University Press, 2006). He has a D.Phil. from Oxford University in evolutionary biology, and a Ph.D. from Geneva University in political science. Drawing on both disciplines, he is interested in the role of scientific insights and tools for understanding human decision-making, cooperation and conflict. He has published in top journals in both science and political science, such as Nature, PNAS, Security Studies, and International Security. More information and papers at www.dominicdpjohnson.com.