AdRoll grows to 100 tech workers in Dublin, ahead of target
Pictured: AdRoll workers in Dublin yesterday. Photo: Jason Clarke Photogaphy

AdRoll grows to 100 tech workers in Dublin, ahead of target

6 Nov 2014

Ad targeting platform AdRoll has reached its 100th employee ahead of schedule after just one year in Dublin, the company said. The company has also hired Dublin native Patrick Mee to be its global head of engineering.

AdRoll established its EMEA headquarters in Dublin last October with plans to create 100 jobs by the end of 2014, and has reached this target already, with plans to exceed it by year end.

In June AdRoll doubled its office space to over 20,000 square-feet at Burlington Plaza and increasing hiring plans to 220 by the end of 2015.

Growth of over 300pc in Europe has far exceeded expectations since the region’s launch last year. The company currently has over 2,200 customers in more than 64 countries across EMEA.

AdRoll’s Dublin 100-strong office hosts 13 different nationalities with backgrounds varying from a DJ to a physiotherapist to an Irish dancer, and supports customers in 17 languages.

The company continues to hire across all functions including sales, account management, business development, finance and engineering to support customers in a number of languages throughout the EMEA region.

Proven leader joins AdRoll’s management team

AdRoll, which closed a funding round of US$70 million in April 2014, has also today announced the hire of Patrick Mee as vice president of Engineering across the company to help build the engineering team, platform and data infrastructure.

Mee, a Dublin native, will be responsible for managing the company’s rapidly growing engineering staff which has quintupled in size over the last year. He has worked in Silicon Valley for 20 years and joins AdRoll from Inadco, where he led the ad tech company’s engineering team

“AdRoll is in the middle of the most exciting times in our company’s history and we’re thrilled to hit this milestone in our Dublin office ahead of schedule,” said Aaron Bell, AdRoll CEO.

“We are excited about the talent we have found in Ireland and delighted to bring a proven leader like Patrick into our management team. Patrick will be an important contributor in driving AdRoll’s mission of bringing powerful advertising technology to brands and agencies of all sizes.”

John Kennedy
By John Kennedy

Editor John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist. He joined Silicon Republic in 2002 to become the fulcrum of the company’s news service He was recipient of the Irish Internet Association’s NetVisionary Technology Journalist Award 2005 and Siliconrepublic.com has been awarded ‘Best Technology Site’ at the Irish Web Awards seven times. In 2011 he received the David Manley Award commending him for his dedication to covering entrepreneurs. His interests include all things technological, music, movies, reading, history, gaming and losing the occasional game of poker.

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