Richard Collins

CEO & Founder

Richard Collins has worked in the Financial Services, Accounting and Wealth Management industries since 1998. He has worked on asset acquistion across the Globe from Europe, the Middle East and America.

At Walfrid Private we firmly believe that what we offer our clients is a revolutionary way to manage money. From the technology we use to our investment philosophy, empowering Clients to reach their goals is paramount. We know that technology holds the key to delivering modern Wealth Management plans to our Private Clients. We are Leaders, not followers, we believe that modern times call for a modern approach. By harnessing the power of technology we can provide simple, effective and transparent solutions that are built for the future.

The Global Financial Crisis of 2008 highlighted the need for Centralised Wealth Management systems. Collins recognised the efficiencies available by engaging with clients to help them achieve their financial goals. Richard decided to bring these processes back to Ireland to provide Irish clients with this system of managing wealth.

Edward Collins


Edward Collins has been a Director at Walfrid Private since inception. Edward has had a vast career with 15 years business ownership / managerial experience.

Our team of Qualified Financial Planners complement one another in experience to help you with all your Financial Planning and Investment needs. Whether you are planning for your Family’s future, Retirement or are already a Retiree, we have the knowledge and experience that can help you address your financial objectives.

Walfrid Private is a transparent, client focused Wealth Management company providing simple and effective ways to manage your wealth. We use innovative systems and processes created through careful research and industry experience.

Val Russell

Client Services Manager for Walfrid Private.

Val has 30 years’ experience in Life & Pensions industry. His previous experience includes Managerial roles in Irish Life plc. He has experience in Business Development and Customer Services. Val has also worked in several Brokerage Firms and is a Qualified Financial Advisor.

Walfrid Private is a progressive and innovative Financial Services company who operate in a compliant and customer friendly manner

Walfrid Private is a progressive and innovative Financial Services company who operate in a compliant and customer friendly manner

Pamela McGann

Protection Manager

I have worked in the Financial Services Sector for the past 17 years. I have a strong Technical knowledge of structures in the industry and as such will ensure that all applications are processed in a confidential & efficient manner. I am a Qualified Financial & Retirement Planning Advisor and am an Associate of the Irish Institute of Pension Managers.

Walfrid Private is Fee For Service. This ensures Clients best interests are represented.

Stephen Holmes

Business Development Officer (BDO)

Stephen is the Business Development Officer (BDO) & Marketing Executive for Walfrid Private. Stephen joined Walfrid in September 2016. Having attained his BA in Marketing, he comes with a wealth of experience in business development, marketing and sales and has worked in numerous industries from retail, telecommunications to financial services, primarily in B2B roles. As BDO in Walfrid Private, it is likely that Stephen will be the first point of contact with many clients as he will be in touch with you to discuss how Walfrid Private can add value to your financial affairs. Stephen will discuss with you how developing a relationship with one of Walfrid Private`s brands can best serve both you and your business, not just now but in the future too.

Working in Walfrid Private has been amazing so far – the whole team are highly skilled and are truly conscientious over all our clients needs. It is great to be part of an organisation that is an industry leader in its field” said Stephen recently.

Stephen became a father for the first time in 2016 and is revelling in his role as a daddy! He is an avid golfer and a sports fan in general.

Ruth O’Neill

Strategic Executive Assistant.

Ruth has 10 years Business ownership and managerial experience.

Ruth manages the day to day work flow in the company.

Walfrid Private is a very professional and dynamic place to work. I was impressed by their approach to Customer Relations. The team is very outgoing and responsive which makes it a very satisfying Company to work for.