Pluralsight to create 150 new jobs and bring €40m to Dublin’s economy
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Pluralsight to create 150 new jobs and bring €40m to Dublin’s economy

12 Dec 2017755 Views

Enterprise tech-learning firm Pluralsight has a brilliant vision for Dublin.

Utah-headquartered Pluralsight is to create 150 new jobs at a new EMEA headquarters in Dublin in early 2018.

The HQ will house the enterprise technology-learning company’s strategic business operations, and the investment in the city is tipped to bring more than €40m to Dublin’s local economy.

‘Pluralsight’s choice of Ireland as the location for this investment demonstrates that Ireland continues to resonate with international companies as a very attractive place for businesses to scale rapidly’
– MARTIN SHANAHAN

Pluralsight plans to hire 150 people in Dublin over the next three years, across a variety of roles, including sales, marketing, operations, finance and customer support.

Founded in 2004 and trusted by Fortune 500 companies, Pluralsight provides members with on-demand access to a digital ecosystem of learning tools, including Pluralsight IQ, directed learning paths, expert-authored courses, interactive labs and live mentoring.

“The company is at the cutting edge of new learning technologies, which are so important today, given the pace of technology development and new innovation in business,” explained Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys, TD.

“We have the skills available to enable Pluralsight to grow and to embed their operations in Ireland. Their decision to invest here is a great vote of confidence in what we have to offer.”

Pluralsight has named Mike Featherstone as the head of business operations of its new EMEA HQ, where he will lead the growing team. Featherstone, who currently is based at Pluralsight’s global HQ in Utah, has a wealth of international experience across EMEA and APAC, and will relocate to Dublin in early 2018.

“We are thrilled that our new Dublin office allows us to be closer to our customers in Europe and beyond,” said Aaron Skonnard, co-founder and CEO of Pluralsight.

“Dublin’s thriving tech community will allow us to build a strong team of high-calibre, multilingual talent. This will help enterprise leaders and professionals identify skills gaps and quickly acquire the skills needed to remain competitive and adapt to the rapid pace of technological change.”

Vision to scale

Pluralsight was recently named one of 2017’s Best Workplaces by Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine. Pluralsight also ranked in the top 20 of the Forbes Cloud 100 list and is one of Fast Company’s World’s Most Innovative Companies.

In 2017, Pluralsight announced partnerships with Microsoft, Oracle, Adobe and Google, and launched its philanthropic entity, Pluralsight One.

“Pluralsight is experiencing impressive growth,” said IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan.

“The company’s choice of Ireland as the location for this investment demonstrates that Ireland continues to resonate with international companies as a very attractive place for businesses to scale rapidly, serve their customers in the region and attract the right talent to facilitate expansion.”

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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