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Colm Lyons

Founder Realex Payments Ireland; CEO of Fire.com

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Colm Lyons Biography

Colm Lyon is the CEO and Founder of Fire Financial Services (www.paywithfire.com). He was the founder and CEO of Realex Payments up until the time the business was acquired in March 2015 for €115m by Global Payments. Lyon remains with the business as a non-executive director.

His latest venture – Fire Financial Services is a regulated Payments Institution offering business and personal payment accounts - branded as PayWithFire, it aims to transform banking services by providing payment accounts that are more integrated, accessible and safe. PayWithFire has been developed over several years and is led by an experienced payments leadership team.

From 2000 to 2015, Lyon led Realex Payments to be one of Europe’s largest online payment gateways – processing in excess of €28B euro per annum in online payments for over 12,500 retailers, including some of the world’s leading brands – Vodafone, Aer Lingus, Virgin Atlantic, Paddy Power, Chain Reaction Cycles, AA, 32Red, notonthehighstreet.com to name a few. Colm is a strong leader and led the business forward, over 15 years within a strategic framework that saw an appropriate balance between innovation and operations. At the time of the acquisition Realex Payments employed 170 people, had clients in 30 countries and offices in Dublin, London and Paris.

Lyon is heavily involved in working with the internet community – chairing the Irish Internet Association for several years and founding the Internet Growth Alliance. The latter was a significant force within the internet community and contributed to the highly acclaimed Internet Growth Acceleration Programme (iGAP). He has been acknowledged with numerous awards over the years (see below). Colm is a regular industry speaker on payments, business start-up and strategy. In 2014 he set up Payments Ireland and in 2015 he was appointed Chair of the Fintech and Payments Association of Ireland.

Lyon was appointed to the UK Finance Payments Products and Services Board in 2018. He has received many awards and held several industry leadership positions, including chairman of the Irish Internet Association, founder of Payments Ireland and co-founder & chairman of the Fintech and Payments Association of Ireland. Colm is an adjunct professor for University College Cork and a member of the International Advisory Board of the Innovation Academy in University College Dublin.

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  • HOW TO BOOK Colm Lyons?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Colm Lyons for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Colm Lyons, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Colm Lyons or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Colm Lyons?

    Speaking fees for Colm Lyons, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Colm Lyons charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Colm Lyons, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Colm Lyons?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Colm Lyons for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Colm Lyons for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Colm Lyons or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Colm Lyons or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Colm Lyons Biography

Colm Lyon is the CEO and Founder of Fire Financial Services (www.paywithfire.com). He was the founder and CEO of Realex Payments up until the time the business was acquired in March 2015 for €115m by Global Payments. Lyon remains with the business as a non-executive director.

His latest venture – Fire Financial Services is a regulated Payments Institution offering business and personal payment accounts - branded as PayWithFire, it aims to transform banking services by providing payment accounts that are more integrated, accessible and safe. PayWithFire has been developed over several years and is led by an experienced payments leadership team.

From 2000 to 2015, Lyon led Realex Payments to be one of Europe’s largest online payment gateways – processing in excess of €28B euro per annum in online payments for over 12,500 retailers, including some of the world’s leading brands – Vodafone, Aer Lingus, Virgin Atlantic, Paddy Power, Chain Reaction Cycles, AA, 32Red, notonthehighstreet.com to name a few. Colm is a strong leader and led the business forward, over 15 years within a strategic framework that saw an appropriate balance between innovation and operations. At the time of the acquisition Realex Payments employed 170 people, had clients in 30 countries and offices in Dublin, London and Paris.

Lyon is heavily involved in working with the internet community – chairing the Irish Internet Association for several years and founding the Internet Growth Alliance. The latter was a significant force within the internet community and contributed to the highly acclaimed Internet Growth Acceleration Programme (iGAP). He has been acknowledged with numerous awards over the years (see below). Colm is a regular industry speaker on payments, business start-up and strategy. In 2014 he set up Payments Ireland and in 2015 he was appointed Chair of the Fintech and Payments Association of Ireland.

Lyon was appointed to the UK Finance Payments Products and Services Board in 2018. He has received many awards and held several industry leadership positions, including chairman of the Irish Internet Association, founder of Payments Ireland and co-founder & chairman of the Fintech and Payments Association of Ireland. Colm is an adjunct professor for University College Cork and a member of the International Advisory Board of the Innovation Academy in University College Dublin.

Colm Lyons Videos

  • Colm Lyon, CEO of Fire, Speaking at FutureScope 2016
    Colm Lyon, CEO of Fire, Speaking at FutureScope 2016

FAQs on booking Colm Lyons

  • How to book Colm Lyons?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Colm Lyons for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Colm Lyons, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Colm Lyons or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Colm Lyons?

    Speaking fees for Colm Lyons, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Colm Lyons charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Colm Lyons, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Colm Lyons?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Colm Lyons for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Colm Lyons for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Colm Lyons or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Colm Lyons or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Colm Lyons is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Colm Lyons for your event is available upon request. Colm Lyons generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Robert Swan, Peter Smith, Matt Barrie, Maynard Webb and Dyana Valentine. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Colm Lyons for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Colm Lyons Speaker Videos

  • Colm Lyon, CEO of Fire, Speaking at FutureScope 2016
    Colm Lyon, CEO of Fire, Speaking at FutureScope 2016

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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