US software company to create 200 jobs in Galway
A US software company is set to create 200 jobs in Galway.
Diligent Corporation announced on Monday that it is establishing its European hub in Galway.
The company enables board members of corporations, government organisations and not-for-profit groups to share and collaborate information for board meetings.
The 200 local jobs in Galway will be created across several business functions, including customer support, customer success, finance, product, HR and marketing.
“By choosing to establish their European hub in the county, Diligent Corporation can look forward to accessing a rich pool of talent to fill these 200 jobs this decision will create,” he said.
“I wish them the very best with the development and hope they continue to build on their relationship with Ireland.”
CEO of Diligent Brian Stafford said that Galway was chosen as a location for a number of reasons.
"With our new international office in Galway, Diligent is making a critical investment to accelerate our growth strategy and attract exceptional talent to our team,” Stafford said.
“The key to our continued success is great people who are committed to our mission of providing clients with insights and technology to power modern governance. The excellent talent available in the Galway community will support the nearly 50% of our client base located outside of the US, enabling us to enhance the customer experience and achieve our long-term goals.
"We are very pleased to establish this cross-functional office in Ireland and to be in the good company of many thriving tech companies. We thank the Irish government for supporting this initiative, and we look forward to many years of collaboration as we strive to be a productive corporate citizen in the country.”
Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland, welcomed the jobs and said they would be a boost for Galway's economy.
"It is a huge vote of confidence in Ireland and demonstrates our continued agile and adaptable business environment at a time of unprecedented global flux due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic," he said.