Portia Healy O' Connor

Co-Founder & CEO of Xelda, 1

Portia is the Co-Founder and CSO of Xelda and a sister to fellow Co-Founder India. She achieved 625/625 in the 2016 Leaving Certificate. This demonstrates tenacity, a relentless ambition to be the best and a desire to push one's boundaries. Portia is fluent in Spanish having lived in Madrid for a year and completed the DELE exams up to B2 level. She achieved the highest result in the country in the Spanish Leaving Certificate. Portia was awarded First Class Honours in Management Science and Information Systems from Trinity College Dublin. She was awarded a gold medal for exceptional results. Xelda helps SMEs analyse their business data and make critical decisions based on this information, so Portia's ability to analyse and summarise data sets is essential to the quality of the product. She is also a Trinity College Scholar having achieved top marks in scholarship exams. Portia also moved to London and worked in investment banking in Goldman Sachs. She was a trader on the EUR Swaps Trading Desk, where she enhanced her technical skills by building highly profitable multi-million-euro swap portfolio.