CURO Background

CURO was founded in January 2010 and welcomed our first enterprise clients in 2011. Our founders comprise of technology and compensation experts. Our team has years of practical experience in managing large and complex annual compensation reviews and successful enterprise software firms.

Our software is the emerging compensation management solution of choice amongst leading Talent Management technology providers. The product has been selected by Deltek (formerly HRsmart), Page Up, TalentGuard and other top brands.

We have offices in Ottawa, Edinburgh, London & Australia.

CURO software solutions include CURO Compensation Management, CURO Pay Equity, and CURO Gender Pay Gap

Over 200 leading companies form our client base. Through these organizations we support employees across 140 countries and in more than 130 currencies. Our strong client community work with us (and each other at client forums) to help evolve our compensation management software solutions.

Leadership Team

CURO is a specialist compensation management and pay equity software provider. Our consultants work with both pre-sales and in the requirements gathering phase of implementation. This is a powerful combination and one that clients recognize and from which they get enormous value. CURO doesn’t just sell technology… we sell compensation solutions which have an important people dimension.

Gerry O’Neill

Founder & CEO

Dr Gerry O’Neill has worked in the HR Industry for over 20 years and is one of the founders of CURO. He has been CEO since February 2012.

Gerry was previously CEO at Vebnet, a provider of SaaS based solutions for the management and administration of flexible benefits and online total reward statements. Vebnet was established in July 2000 and quickly became the market leader in this sector and was acquired by Standard Life in October 2008.

Prior to Vebnet he spent 9 years a senior manager at the Royal Bank of Scotland and was responsible for, among a number of initiatives, including the JV with TESCO Personal Finance and setting up of the UK’s first online mortgage origination company which was sold to Bristol & West Building Society.

Gerry holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics.


Ruth Thomas

Co-Founder and Senior Consultant

Ruth Thomas is a co-founder and Senior Consultant at CURO. She is recognized industry expert and works closely with our clients to ensure they optimize their reward strategy execution utilizing our best of breed total compensation management tools.

Her interest in technology’s ability to transform traditional approaches to reward helps to drive our innovative product strategy. With over 25 years of Global HR and reward management she has international expertise in the management of compensation processes and the design of pay and benefit structures, salary progression systems and management incentive plans.

Her corporate experience includes Lloyds TSB Group, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Dow Jones Group and Credit Suisse.


Lorna Daly

Head of Professional Services

Lorna Daly is Head of Professional Services at CURO. She is a senior professional with a proven record of results in taking business ideas from inception, through launch and into growth in the computer software industry.  With over 20 years of Global HR Software and Customer Success experience she has significant experience in managing and guiding customer success initiatives internationally.

Her recognized ability in the development of new international teams, projects and strategic planning has allowed her to work with many prospects and clients to ensure they have an exceptional experience during their implementation and gain ongoing ROI from their investments.

Her corporate experience includes Bell Canada, Telecom Canada, Halogen Software. She has a Bachelor of Commerce from Carleton University and a Bachelor of Education from Ottawa University, both in Ottawa, Canada.


Lorna Daly, CURO

Lindsay Oliver

Director of Marketing

Lindsay Oliver is the Director of Marketing at CURO. She believes that employees are at the heart of any business’ success and enjoys helping organizations win through their compensation and reward strategies.

Lindsay has experience building marketing processes from the ground up, and leading product launches and corporate rebrands for SaaS organizations. She has a proven ability to drive new customer acquisition and business revenue through integrated marketing programs. Prior to joining CURO, Lindsay held positions at Intouch Insight, Roots, and Flare Magazine.


Graeme MacKenzie


Graeme MacKenzie is CURO’s Chief Financial Officer. He is an experienced CFO and has worked in the technology space for many years. Most recently Graeme worked at Pulsant, overseeing significant growth as part of a private equity backed buy and build strategy. Graeme develops and delivers meaningful MIS to support informed decision making.


Board of Directors

Mark Phillips


Mark Phillips was appointed Chairman of CURO’s board in 2020. He has over 20 years experience in the UK private equity industry predominantly at a senior level as a founding partner of a successful mid-market firm. More recently, Mark has been involved as a senior board member with several companies undergoing change with an investment exit goal.

Mark’s experience has included raising and structuring investment funds, sourcing and executing individual investments, advising on strategy, and driving shareholder value. He has held multiple board level positions including non-executive director and chairman roles across a number of different sectors and company stages.

Angela Williams

Non-Executive Director

Angela Williams joined CURO as Non-Executive Director in February 2017. Angela is currently the Chief People Officer at Crossrail, previously worked as People Director at British Airways, and works as a freelance HR consultant for a range of large corporate clients.

Angela is a very experienced executive in both Global and Group HR Director commercial and operational roles having worked for Sodexo, British Gas/Centrica, Land Securities, The Walt Disney Company, BH Blackwell, Exxon Mobil and as Chief Operating Officer for internet start-up QXL.ricardo.

Angela has worked as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of Remuneration Committees for over 10 years and has won awards for her work on diversity and inclusion, change and transformation, and brand impact.