In the United States, Irish companies supported by Enterprise Ireland in the United States have created over 80,000 jobs. Seven hundred companies, operating across all 50 US states, provide employment in a diverse array of high-value sectors, including consumer products, construction products, and services, life sciences, software, food manufacturing, industrial and engineering products.
“The state of Ireland’s partnership with the United States is strong,” said Julie Sinnamon, CEO, Enterprise Ireland. “Our shared values, expertise and experience is business-positive for both countries — as evidenced by the 80,000 jobs created by Enterprise Ireland supported companies in the United States.”
Irish firms at the vanguard of employment growth in the United States include:
Sysnet Ltd.: A leading provider of cyber security and compliance solutions to the payments industry, Sysnet recently announced a $2 million investment and the creation of 500 new jobs for a new contact center in DeKalb County, Atlanta.
Oldcastle: The North American arm of CRH plc., one of the world’s leading building products and materials companies based in Dublin, Ireland. Oldcastle has more than 1,700 operations in 50 states and 6 Canadian provinces.
Kerry Group: One of the largest players in the global food industry with current annual sales of approximately $6.5 billion and multiple manufacturing operations across the United States.
Smurfit Kappa: A world leader in paper-based packaging with approximately $8.5 billion in global sales, Smurfit Kappa employs over 43,000 people globally and owns multiple recycling and manufacturing operations across the southwestern United States.
Glanbia: One of the world’s top nutrition companies, Glanbia employs 2,000 people in 29 countries. The United States has the most Glanbia facilities of any country, with 12 manufacturing operations and corporate offices across seven states.
Shareholder and Stock Plan Services is a complex business and Global Shares offers highly innovative web based solutions. The SaaS Company has clients in 100+ countries who benefit from the use of their next generation software for their equity plan management. This number is set to grow swiftly with some strategic developments.
Global Shares has unveiled a major expansion plan for 2015 marking the culmination of a comprehensive phase of software development. As the Company gets ready to launch its new Software Products onto global markets a number of key announcements have been made:
Company Announcements & employee growth
The Company has appointed 4 new key Executives to drive the company’s momentum forward. These include the announcement of new Board member, IT entrepreneur, David Raethorne. A new Marketing Department will be managed by Aisling Riordan and Kathie Zedack joins the US team as Client Relationship Manager.
David Raethorne, Director
- New ‘ROW’ Sales Team
- New restructured US Sales Team and Operations Departments
- 20% YOY growth at the Company’s employee base in Cork, Ireland
- Re-seller partners (Elian, Continential Stock, IFG, Capita & others) actively introducing Global Shares to new markets
- Overall employment expected to more than double in the coming three years.
A new London Office will open in January located at St. Paul’s beside the London Stock Exchange while earlier in 2014 the company relocated to larger offices in New Jersey.
New APSS Software
Global Shares has launched a campaign promoting its exceptional new APSS software product, targeted at Irish-based companies who are operating employee share incentive schemes. The software is applicable to both public and private companies who have Irish employees.
Speaking about the recent developments, Tim Houstoun, CEO of Global Shares said,
We have grown substantially in the last two years and we now have the opportunity to further our success to date. Our equity compensation management solutions are the best-in-class and our mission now is to communicate the strength and depth of our product and service offering to the market. We welcome all our new Team Members and look forward to a productive 2015
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More about Global Shares:
Global Shares offer market leading employee equity plan software solutions and consultancy services across the globe. With offices in North America, Ireland, UK and China they provide unrivalled, innovative software solutions for Private, pre-IPO and Public companies including a range of equity administration and financial reporting (IFRS & US Gaap) tools that are fully customizable to each customer’s needs.
As ambassadors of the Equity Industry their delivery of state-of-the-art software solutions sits alongside the provision of award winning consultancy and administration service to their customers. Their client portfolio stretches across 5 continents and varying jurisdictions; delivering a personalised experience to each user. Global Shares have built a formidable list of high quality clients such as Cargill, Nokia, Ambev, UniCredit, Telefonica, Ambev, Sallie Mae, LivingSocial and many others.