Founded Realex Payments in 2000. Prior to 2000, Colm’s career spanned over twenty five years in payment related businesses, starting with fourteen years in the financial service sector. In 2009 he was awarded the Internet Hero Award at the Golden Spider Awards for his contribution to the Irish Internet Industry. In 2009 Colm founded the “Internet Growth Alliance”, a business led initiative to support the international growth ambitions of Irish Internet businesses. Colm is involved in other internet start up businesses and has plans to launch a major new payment business, Carapay in 2011.