I.T. Alliance Group, one of Ireland’s largest indigenous technology firms, has announced two heavyweight appointments to its senior management team following record revenues of €36m. The group increased employee numbers in 2016 by 80 from 470 to 550.
Sean Kennedy has been appointed to a newly created position as Group Chief Operations Officer. Kennedy previously held senior IT and transformation roles with Vodafone, HP, Friends First, Irish Life & Permanent and most recently Coillte where he was Head of ICT and Transformation Programme Director.
Former software client leader at IBM, Matt Leighton has been appointed to a new position as UK Sales Director.
“Despite and partly because of Brexit, we see major potential in the UK and Irish technology markets and are making these senior appointments at this time to fuel our next wave of growth,” commented Philip Maguire, CEO and founder, I.T. Alliance Group, which now employs 550 people across its Irish and UK operations.
Sean Kennedy will assume responsibility for the group’s operations including its core business which provides IT outsourcing and managed services to the world’s leading IT service providers; its cloud computing transformation and support sister company Auxilion and its IT recruitment division, I.T. Alliance Resourcing Services.
“Sean and Matt are great captures for the group,” added CEO, Philip Maguire. “Their IT, customer and strategic experience across telco, financial services and public sector will bring added value to our client base.”
I.T. Alliance Group increased its 2016 revenues by 7% to €36 million. Drivers of the growth include demand in the channel for IT outsourcing, Microsoft cloud solutions and 24x7 support services in addition to interim IT resourcing solutions across the UK and Ireland.
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