Signify Health appoints Elaine Murphy to lead new Galway tech hub

6 Apr 2022

Signify Health VP and Galway site lead Elaine Murphy. Image: Signify Health

Signify Health’s CTO said Murphy is ‘uniquely qualified’ to lead the new Galway site and turn it into a ‘technology centre of excellence’.

US health-tech company Signify Health has appointed seasoned business leader Elaine Murphy as VP and site lead of its new tech hub in Galway.

The company shared details of its new tech base last month, with plans to create 125 new jobs in Galway by 2024. Signify Health also announced today (6 April) that the hub will be located at the Bonham Quay campus in the city centre.

Galway-native Murphy has held leadership roles in Ireland, the US and across EMEA. She joins Signify Health from software company LiveTiles, where she was senior VP of its EMEA operations for almost three years.

Before her time in LiveTiles, Murphy was the Ireland site lead for game developer EA in Galway and led multiple functions at its base in Austin, Texas. She also has experience with game developer Bioware and connectivity provider TalkTalk.

Murphy was elected to the board of Ireland’s American Chamber of Commerce in 2017 and became chair of the chamber’s finance committee in 2020. As part of the executive board, she showcases the diverse business opportunities, culture and lifestyle the west of Ireland has to offer to tech companies.

She was also selected for Harvard Business School’s Women’s Leadership Forum in 2017. There, she was recognised as a leader in building collaborative cultures, driving innovation in technology and championing diversity and workplace inclusion.

“Having had the opportunity to engage with and work alongside technology leaders from all over the world, I have a special appreciation for what Signify Health aims to accomplish and how building a technology centre in Galway will help accelerate those goals,” Murphy said.

“It is personally exciting to see industry leaders like Signify Health recognise the breadth of talent in the west of Ireland, and I am very much looking forward to unlocking developmental opportunities both for our talented professional community and for Signify to take healthcare in a much-needed new direction,” Murphy added.

Texas-headquartered Signify Health uses analytics and tech to create value-based payment programmes connecting patients and healthcare providers. It already employs around 2,000 people in the US.

Signify Health CTO Josh Builder said: “Elaine’s extensive technology and leadership experience, together with her deep roots in the west of Ireland, make her uniquely qualified to help us build a technology centre of excellence with professionals who have the experience, ingenuity and passion we need to solve healthcare’s most complex challenges.”

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Leigh Mc Gowran is a journalist with Silicon Republic