Our People

Our highly skilled Consultants are at the very heart of Dufrain and are central to our success. It is their skills and professional delivery on each of our projects that results in our consultants being asked back time and time again.

Jay Parekh Read more

Managing Director

Joseph George Read more

Director - UK Head of Consulting

Andy Easom Read more

People Operations Director

Darren Barrett Read more

Director - Credit Risk Analysis

Paul Oprea Read more

Head of Emerging Technologies


Mike Gilmartin

Founder & CEO

Michael Gilmartin was born in Dublin way back in the 60’s... (late 60’s). He moved to Edinburgh as a child with his large family and apart from a stint living in Japan has conducted most of his professional career in the UK. He has worked for a range of business from large US corporates to small Scottish concerns dealing in sectors from Finance and Energy to Hospitality and Technology.

He is a founding Director of Dufrain Consulting a business that was started on the basis of offering clients a consultancy service that was easy to deal with and technically head and shoulders above the rest of the market. He strives for the perfect business relationship where the client and Dufrain work together in perfect harmony and where both parties help each other succeed.

“ To date our success has been based on fairness and trust and this is something we will always strive for”

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Jay Parekh

Managing Director

Jay brings a depth of consulting programme delivery from multiple industries, Telecommunications, Utilities and Financial Services.

With extensive programme delivery experience Jay has lead Business Transformation programmes where data and systems have been the catalyst for change. Jay has over 15 years consulting experience at PWC, Capita and Deloitte, the latter as Director. He also has operations experience as Head of Change at Reuters.

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Joseph George

Director - UK Head of Consulting

Joseph is part of the Leadership team responsible for the direction, growth and development of the business and leads the 100+ (and rapidly growing) consulting team.

Joseph has extensive experience delivering change and transformation in Financial Services for a number of a Tier-1 global and UK banks. His range of experience covers programme and project delivery across Finance, Credit Risk & Transaction Banking functions. Joseph has managed a number of end-to-end of project lifecycles delivering successful outcomes for clients.

Joseph brings significant management consulting experience from his career at Deloitte Consulting and strong technical capability from his time at Infosys Limited. He holds qualifications in Project Management (PMP and Prince2) and Management Accounting (CIMA - ACMA CGMA) as well as a degree in Engineering and a Masters in Operations Management.


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Greig Fulton

Sales Director

Greig leads our client relationships at Dufrain.

He spends the majority of his time working closely with our clients helping them to better understand their data and improve their return on their investment in technology and people.   Recently Greig has provided our clients with skilled project teams focused on delivering complex regulatory reporting initiatives and successful divestment programmes across the UK.

Greig has 10 years’ Data and Analytics experience with start-ups and market leading Technology Specialists through to global brands such as PwC and Equifax.  His experience spans sectors such as SME, Leisure, Education, Manufacturing and Financial Services.

His focus is on constantly improving our relationships with our clients.  Ensuring Dufrain’s people continue to enable them to achieve more of their objectives in the Data Management and Analytics space.
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Andy Easom

People Operations Director

Andy has considerable experience in the people space. He has worked on several recruitment and HR transformation projects for clients from small to large across multiple industries and sectors, having a particular strength in management consulting. 

Andy’s background is focused on driving change within people related functions, leading projects to transform the way organisations recruit and retain their people, designing and implementing innovative operating models and optimising talent acquisition processes. 

Having previously co-founded a recruitment transformation consultancy, Andy brings experience from client projects at Hitachi Consulting and Celerant Consulting, in addition to in-depth knowledge of company growth and employee management. Recent projects for Andy have involved the post-acquisition integration and centralisation of disparate recruitment functions, and transformation of process and procedures for a management consultancy, resulting in an annual saving of £1.5m.
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Darren Barrett

Director - Credit Risk Analysis

Darren joins Dufrain to lead our Risk practice proposition and arrives with 15 years of Credit Risk modelling and analytical experience in the Banking sector. 

Darren previously worked for a range of high street Banks and most recently with Tesco Bank as their Head of Modelling. His experience encompasses credit scorecards, IRB and IFRS9 programmes as well as model and strategy solutions across a range of functional areas including Credit Risk, Financial Crime, Collections, Recoveries, Provisions and bad debt forecasting. Prior to a career in Financial Services, Darren worked as an engineer in the Semiconductor industry across a range of disciplines including process improvement and optimisation.

 Darrens career, in both Engineering and Risk, has focussed on harvesting data opportunities to deliver solutions to improve the business.

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Paul Oprea

Head of Emerging Technologies

Paul believes that the ethical use of technology should be the first port of call for the toughest business and social challenges. This commitment, which has guided Paul through a successful career in Data Analytics within several top companies in their sectors, fuels his drive for leading the Emerging Technologies Practice at Dufrain, which focuses on the business adoption of the next generation analytics, helping executives, analysts and subject-matter experts get insight from their data.

Paul has nearly 20 years of experience in consulting, developing significant expertise in Enterprise and Data Architecture. He also has more than 15 years’ of development, design and architecture expertise in modern platforms and technologies that include, Data Warehouses and BI, Enterprise Software, and database modelling.


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