Our Team

Meet Our Team

The Team at Alpha have over 60 years combined financial services experience between them. Nick Charalambous describes the team “I am delighted with the blend of skills and attributes of each member of the team. Whilst we are a young company all of the individuals have worked in large Financial Services companies and all share the same vision of what is important to Alpha Wealth which is client service.  The advisory staff are all QFA qualified and we felt that is important in this highly regulated environment”.

The Team

Nicholas Charalambous
Nicholas Charalambous

Managing Director

Born in Cyprus, and educated in London, I have worked in London in Investment banking and Cork, for over 20 years. I have built up extensive knowledge of the financial services environment which I share with our clients in many different areas.

Alpha Wealth main objective is to enhance and protect the financial well-being of our clients and their families with specialised advice in a broad range of services including advice in Financial Budgeting, Mortgage advice, all types of Insurances, Savings accounts & Tax incentive schemes.

Specialties: Alpha Wealth is a diversified financial services company, whose employees have the expertise to provide unbiased financial advice to clients, regardless of their life stage, financial goals or priorities throughout Ireland.  We are an all service brokerage with expertise ranging from people looking to buy property in their Pensions, to setting up Trusts for their children for say children’s education to wealth extraction from their companies.  We also provide companies a free financial clinic for their staff in a variety of areas.

Our clients include company directors, senior executives, PAYE and self-employed individuals, who all benefit from our professional services. We combine low cost with an excellent value-added service which makes us unique.  Our slogan is “Finance made simple” and we pride ourselves in doing this in a hassle freeway.  Why not let us review your plans for you? 

Rebecca O'Callaghan
Rebecca O'Callaghan QFA

Financial Services Director

Rebecca joined Alpha Wealth in December 2013. She is a graduate of the University of Limerick with an honours degree in Accounting and Finance. Rebecca has worked for large Multinationals both in Ireland and in the Isle of Man. Rebecca’s previous roles were in broader Insurance markets. Rebecca has been promoted twice since joining the company and is integral to Alpha Wealth’s success leading to a personal achievement Award for Rebecca from the Irish Brokers Association, in October 2015. Rebecca is managing and overseeing all aspects of Alpha Wealth but also working as a para-planner dealing with complex issues alongside one of the Senior Financial Advisors.

Vera O'Sullivan
Vera O'Sullivan

Accounts Manager

Vera has over 12 years’ experience in a Legal & Financial Services background having worked in G.J. Moloney Solicitors in Cork as a Legal Executive for over 10 years. Vera helped establish Alpha Wealth and is responsible for all aspects of the Accounting function within Alpha Wealth.

Tracie Mooney

Financial Services Manager

Tracie joined Alpha Wealth in 2015, previously having completed a Degree in Business Studies & Marketing. With over 10 years of Finance experience, 6 of which were in Permanent TSB where Tracie worked in Finance and administration. Tracie’s role is to manage all functions of Business in Alpha Wealth. This includes overseeing all Life, Pension & Investment Business through various platforms of Personal, Company and Pension Investors. Tracie manages client portfolios and is also fully responsible for liaising with all Product Providers and Life Offices with which Alpha Wealth has agencies and overseeing the Financial Advisors work. Tracie is also responsible for the Compliance function for Alpha Wealth and completed her Qualified Financial Advisor qualification in 2016.

David Looney

Financial Advisor

David is a qualified and experienced financial advisor with an extensive knowledge of financial services. He is a graduate from UCC with an honours Bachelor Degree in Government. David entered Bank of Ireland in a customer service role in 2014 and quickly progressed to advisor level after completing his Professional Diploma in Financial Advice (QFA) and finally to a Mortgage Specialist for East Cork before making the move to Alpha Wealth to pursue a career in financial planning.

David’s role includes advising in the areas of insurances, pensions and savings and investments. David places a huge value on forming professional and valued relationships with clients from all walks of life, both business owners and individuals, and strives to save them money, make them money and add value at every interaction by providing independent and straight talking financial advice. He is also motivated to keep pursuing further qualifications such as the Professional Diploma in Retirement Planning Advice (RPA) to improve his expertise and credibility in serving Alpha Wealth’s clients. 

Jemma Dunne

Jemma is a graduate who has completed a Masters in Management & Marketing at University College Cork.  Over the last eight years, she has worked in a variety of roles within the retail and hospitality industries and has gained extensive knowledge and skills throughout her experiences within the workforce. Jemma’s role at Alpha Wealth is to manage the Marketing and Business Development functions. This will include overseeing all social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Jemma has a passion for Marketing and Business Development and is determined to help grow Alpha Wealth’s presence in the market.

Shane Crotty

Investments Manager

Shane joined Alpha Wealth 2019, a previous Graduate of Cork Institute of Technology with an Honours Bachelor Degree in Business Studies. Shane previously worked with KPMG in their deal advisory department. He has gained valuable exposure to the inner workings of banking through the gathering of background data of all relevant cases in a portfolio underpinned by investment asset properties.

Shane’s role within Alpha Wealth is to manage all aspects of Investments. Shane manages client investment portfolios and is fully responsible for liaising with all investment product providers with which Alpha Wealth holds an agency for. Shane is also responsible for all aspects of compliance within the investments department.

Shane is currently studying for his final exams within the QFA qualification and hopes to have these completed by September 2019.