The GoldCore Team

I have worked here at GoldCore for nearly 10 years, and I love it. Officially my job is CEO, unofficially my job is to make sure everything runs smoothly so we make good on our promises to our clients; to provide the very best service, advice and know-how.

Day-to-day I work with select clients who ask for me by name, strategic partners on new ways to win business, and I also fill in wherever I am needed – no job is too small. I am really proud of GoldCore’s team of client orientated professionals – they are tops and our public client reviews really bear this out.My professional background started with my degree in Business from Portobello Business College and then I held a variety of financial and trading posts in New York, most recently from Goldman Sachs were I worked as a Sales Trader in Equity Derivatives.

I am married to the beautiful Paula and we have three young boys and yes, they are a handful! We live in the Dublin Mountains in a rural setting and we own two very productive chickens and a lazy cat. I love mountain walking and biking, current affairs, history, everything IT and a really good movie. I love getting away to far flung places and I am planning an epic trip with my boys across South America, (my wife has not quite committed to this idea, but I am working on her!)

I founded GoldCore nearly 14 years ago in 2003 and it has been my passion and a huge part of my life ever since. I strongly believe that due to the significant macroeconomic and geopolitical risks of today, saving and investing a portion of one’s wealth in gold bullion is both wise and prudent. 

I have been an Executive Director in GoldCore since its foundation and today I am Marketing and Research Director.

As our customer base grew both domestically and internationally we were receiving a steady stream of requests from our clients and wider public for detailed analysis of the precious metals market. To meet this demand, I stepped into the Research Director’s role and am responsible for helping to inform and educate our clients and followers on how to protect and grow their wealth through owning gold and silver bullion.

I have a B.A. in History and Greek and Roman Civilisation from University College Dublin and this gives me an insight and a prism with which to view today’s turbulent world. I contribute to media internationally and take part in the Reuters, CNBC and Bloomberg gold and precious metal surveys. I am proud of the fact that we are now acknowledged experts on precious metals and our research is respected as informative and enlightening. We correctly warned about mortgage and debt bubbles in Ireland, the UK and the U.S. in 2005 and 2006 prior to the bubbles bursting.

Today, I am concerned that we have not learnt our lessons, we are repeating the same mistakes as before and there will be similar negative consequences for the unprepared.

Padhraig O'h-Iarnain
Padhraig O’h-Iarnain
Head of Treasury & Trading
Padhraig has been with GoldCore since 2010 and is responsible for Trading and treasury functions. He is a qualified tax advisor holds a Bachelor of Science in Computing and Finance.

Padhraig is responsible for buying and selling precious metal for the company and on behalf of clients. He is a keen sportsman and speaks Gaelige, the Irish language, fluently.


Daniel Relea
Daniel Relea
Team Leader International Bullion Sales
Daniel joined GoldCore in July 2012. He is a native of Romania and has lived in Ireland since 2001. Daniel has a Degree in history and economics and has recently graduated as a Qualified Financial Advisor with a top score. Day to day Daniel manages GoldCore clients wishing to open accounts, trading and storing precious metals.

He has an insatiable appetite for market research and all topics gold. Daniel is very popular with our clients and takes great pride in providing a very responsive and considered response to their inquiries.


Sharon Byrne

Sharon Byrne
Team Leader Domestic Bullion Sales
Sharon joined GoldCore June 2011 and has been a leader in helping to transform our client relationship policies.

Sharon hails from Dublin and holds a Master’s degree in Sustainable Development. She helps clients understand all aspects of the bullion investment marketplace, place trades and avail of secure storage services.


Maria Sutt
Bullion Operations Manager
Maria is responsible for our Bullion operations. Ensuring that all aspects of our bullion settlement and storage operate correctly is central to Maria’s day.

Maria was GoldCore’s first employee having joined the firm in January 2006. Maria hails from Estonia but has now made Ireland her home. She lives in Dublin and enjoys outdoor pursuits. Maria holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Studies.


Paula Flood
Marketing and Social Media Manager
Paula Flood joined GoldCore in June 2011. She is responsible for the production and distribution of our Marketing collateral.

Paula is a veteran of New York’s Financial Services industry having worked for Deutsche Bank and BT Alex Brown. She holds a Master’s in Business Administration.