Enterprise cloud firm Informatica set to expand its Dublin footprint.
Informatica is making waves this week as it announced the opening of its EMEA headquarters in Dublin as well as some leadership appointments and the prospect of new jobs on the horizon.
The company has moved to its new EMEA headquarters at 1 Windmill Lane, Dublin, with 18,000 sq ft of space across two floors leased to allow for additional growth. The company’s regional R&D, IT, sales, marketing, customer support and finance departments will exist at the central new location.
Informatica intends to take local staff numbers to 250 over the next three to five years. A spokesperson for the company told Siliconrepublic.com: “We’re continuing to invest in R&D; in total, around 40pc of our Dublin-based workforce are in technical roles. As we grow our employee numbers in Dublin over the next three to five years, we expect the proportion across functions will stay the same.”
10-year Informatica veteran Keith Lyons has been promoted to the newly created role of managing director of Informatica Ireland, and he will continue to uphold his responsibilities as vice-president of product development. Tony Reid is now vice-president of Ireland and the UK, taking responsibility for the company’s marketing strategy in both countries. Tom Cunningham is now head of commercial for Informatica Ireland.
Informatica CEO Anil Chakravarthy said: “Informatica’s investment in our new Dublin headquarters showcases our continued momentum and is an opportunity for us to continue to drive growth in Ireland and throughout EMEA.
“Expanding our leadership team in Ireland with Keith, Tom and Tony brings a combination of deep industry expertise, R&D, innovation and sales rigour – all elements that are strategic assets as we accelerate our customers’ data-driven digital transformations.”
Informatica focused on expansion
Lyons explained that the company is firmly focused on expanding, describing the opening of the Dublin headquarters as an “important step for the company as a whole”.
Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys, TD, welcomed the news and noted Dublin’s positive history with ICT firms. “We already have a strong footprint of ICT companies in the Greater Dublin area and we are very keen to expand that by attracting a wider range of specialist IT companies.” She described the move as a “great vote of confidence” in what Ireland has to offer.
IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan said: “This announcement further highlights Ireland’s position as the data capital of Europe with an impressive portfolio of leading data-rich companies.
“Informatica’s decision to locate its European headquarters here will drive job creation in Ireland and growth for the company across Europe.”