Hubert O'Donoghue - Entrepreneur and Senior Executive in the Payments and Software Industry

CEO at OmniPay Limited



Work category

IT and Technology



Hubert is a highly experienced Payment Industry professional who has held Senior Strategic Roles in large international organisations over the last 20 years.His skill sets combine a rare combination of technical, operational and business skills. He has managed major Global IT initiatives working with large organisations such as First Data, Wells Fargo, Chase Paymentech, Soc Gen, BNPP, Lloyds TSB, HSBC etc

Hubert works with a wide range of global organisations including Issuing and Acquiring Banks, Merchants, Payment Service providers, Payment processors and private equity companies on areas such as Payment platform Strategies, Company Due Dililgence, Platform Architecture, Selection and Deployment, Programme/Project Management, PCI DSS audit and assessment, Funds Transfer Solutions (including exposure to SEPA), Merchant acquiring solutions (selection, deployment and implementation), Issuer and Acquirer Migrations, Outsourcing and other areas pertaining to Payments.

Hubert O'Donoghue's Professional Experience

2009 - Present
2006 - Present

O-C Group (Payments and Technology Specialists) - Managing Partner

O-C Group's target customers are Acquirers, Issuers, Merchants, Processors, Payment Service Providers and other organisations for whom payments are a key component of their business. O-C Group provide Project/Programme Management Services, Advisory services around Payment Systems and Operational procedures, and services around the implementation of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCIDSS). As a Qualified Security Assessor, O-C Group are approved to perform Payment Card Industry audits for any organisation which stores, processes or transmits cardholder data.

Key Skills
audits data programme management
2000 - 2006
2000 - 2006

OmniPay - Co- Founder and Chief Technology Officer

Hubert O'Donoghue has been involved in the IT Transaction management sector since the late '80s. Most recently, following the sale of his remaining interest in OmniPay Ltd; a company which he co-founded in 2000; he moved on to establish O-C Group with Patrick Clarke

Hubert O'Donoghue held the position of Chief Technology Officer at OmniPay with overall responsibility for the technical direction of OmniPay's processing platform.

Under his leadership of the IT Organisation a transaction management platform was built which positioned the Company to offer global support for ecommerce transaction processing. The unique design of the platform soon gave the company a leadership position in the market attracting the Transaction Management giant First Data Corporation to acquire a majority interest in the company in 2002.

Key Skills
data ecommerce
1998 - 2000

AIB Ltd - Senior Consultant

Prior to the establishment of OmniPay Hubert was a senior consultant to AIB's Credit Card Service division where he was involved in major IT change projects for the Card Issuing and Merchant Acquiring Businesses.

1996 - 1998

trintech - Operations Director

Hubert joined Trintech Technologies where as Operations Director he headed up the software development group. He went on to head up the Product Group which spear-headed the introduction of new e-commerce products for merchants and acquirers.

Key Skills
1990 - 1996

PaySys International Ltd - Director of International Services

Hubert previously held the position of Director of International Services with PaySys International. In this role he led the development and implementation of large card management solutions for major banks and private label issuers throughout Europe and the Middle East.

Hubert O'Donoghue's Education and Qualifications


Bachelor/Degree - Diploma, Marketing

Irish Marketing Institute


Bachelor/Degree - , Economics and French

University College Dublin

Bachelor/Degree - , Programming

Dublin Institute of Technology

Hubert O'Donoghue's Additional Information


Payment Industry