Small is the new big

We’re a tiny Irish company — there's just two of us. However, we work with clients big and small. We're flexible, creative and experienced. We are completely independent and always work in our clients' best interests. You’ll even be able to remember our names.

Fiona Daly with son Lucas

Fiona Daly FIA, FSAI

Founder & Managing Director

Fiona is a qualified actuary, but don't let that put you off. She is really very normal and easy to talk to. In school, Fiona's favourite subject was maths and she wanted to pursue a career that would allow her to make a living playing with numbers. She founded Rubicon Investment Consulting with Steven Harford in 2005 and is the public face of Rubicon, where she cultivates client relationships and conducts Rubicon's day-to-day business.

Fiona started her career with Irish Pensions Trust. After a brief stint in Friends Provident, she then spent 8 years at Buck Consultants, before leaving to pursue a life-long ambition of setting up her own business. Pensions should be neither boring nor intimidating, and it is Fiona's personal mission to change how they are perceived.

If she ever gets bored of pensions, Fiona's back-up plan is to teach yoga. Or become a proof-reader of urban fantasy novels. But for now, she is kept happily, if busily, occupied with running Rubicon and running after her three small children.

Steven Harford with daughter Ava and son Lucas

Steven Harford B.Sc., Ph.D.

Founder & Chief Technology Officer

Steven started his career in computing way back in 1989 when he bought his first computer, an Atari ST. He founded Rubicon Investment Consulting with Fiona Daly in 2005 and is now Rubicon's resident computer geek.

Before Rubicon, Steven attended Dublin City University (DCU), where he received a B.Sc. (first class honours) in Computer Applications. After working as a Software Engineer at IONA Technologies, Steven went back to academia at DCU, where he was awarded a Ph.D. in Computing for his thesis entitled Content-Based Retrieval of Melodies using Artificial Neural Networks.

Away from Rubicon, Steven's interests lie in concurrent, parallel, and distributed computing. In particular, Artificial Neural Networks and all things Internet-related. To his friends' annoyance, he is a persistent free and open-source software evangelist. He also plays the guitar, is an aspiring runner and enjoys spending time with his family.