The Big Interview: Conor Sheahan – ‘I’ve had more than one client who's no longer with us because the burden of the debt became too much. That's a really serious thing’

The chief executive of CKS Finance has helped the firm to make its name in debt resolution on behalf of its clients, most notably last year’s settlement between AIB and the Belfry investors. But it has also moved into corporate finance in a big way

Conor Sheahan, chief executive of CKS Finance: caught the finance bug early by setting up a tuck shop in his school. Picture: Fergal Phillips

This Wednesday, Conor Sheahan will call his employees into a Dublin hotel for one of his annual goal-setting meetings for CKS Finance, his debt advisory and corporate finance firm.

Sheahan, who is speaking to the Business Post by video chat, is wearing his thick-framed Tom Ford glasses perched on top of his head, a CKS-branded quilted gilet, and – he tells me – a pair of orange slip-on shoes under his desk.

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