Fiona O’Byrne

Project Manager, Business Applications and IT

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Fiona O'Byrne

Get to know Fiona’s favorite:


“Success is not final; failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.”

— Winston Churchill

Influential Person

My parents and my granny. They supported me through life and have had a big influence on the person I am today.


South Africa

I went to the top of Table Mountain in Cape Town, saw Robben Island, took a wine tour in Stellenbosch, traveled the Garden Route, toured Kruger National Park, and spent a few days in Port Elizabeth.

An interview with our hiring manager

What was your first job?

My first job was at my neighbor’s Bed and Breakfast and self-catering accommodation at 15. I worked weekends and holidays, and my responsibilities included cooking and managing bookings and payments.


What’s a fun fact that you’d like to share?

I love animals. I have a horse, three cats, and two dogs. I live on a farm where we stock beef cattle for finishing and sheep. I manage the daily operations of our hauling, contracting, and farming business. I also love sea swimming and was a lifeguard.


What are your hobbies? What do you do in your spare time? 

When I am home in Donegal, I like to hike and walk on the beach. I often climb the mountain Slieve League, which is practically on my doorstep, and hike Muckross Head and St. John’s Point. I also farm on the weekends.


How is Origina different from any other company you have worked for in the past?

Origina is a unique and innovative company to work for due to its focus on third-party software maintenance and its commitment to providing an alternative to traditional software support models. Origina has a strong focus on customer success, cost savings, and employee development. It’s extremely rewarding working here. The people are amazing — they’re like my extended family! I have had the opportunity to lead on a number of diverse projects, and the opportunity for growth is endless. 


What does a typical day look like for a Project Manager (PM) and Business Applications (BA) at Origina?

The day-to-day for a PM and BA in Origina is diverse and busy, which I love. Our responsibilities vary depending on the demands of the business. We work and collaborate with the business to deliver fixes for Production Issues, Business as Usual works, Small Change, and Strategic Change. We also work closely with the business stakeholders to define the change/project objectives, scope, requirements/deliverables, and timelines. We collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Inside Sales, Marketing, Pre-Sales, Sales, Operations, Talent Management, CSMs, L1s, Finance, Service Innovation, and HR, to ensure we support the delivery of change and continuous improvement. We also execute project lifecycles.


What interview tips would you have for someone applying for a PM or BA role with Origina?

  • Research Origina and understand our offerings and values.
  • Highlight your relevant experience and skills using specific examples of projects you have managed (PM) or been a member of (BA). 
  • Showcase initiative and problem-solving skills. 
  • Demonstrate communication and collaboration skills. 

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