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Press Release 16 Oct 2012

The new jobs are to be created by:

  • Consero, a market leader in creating industry-specific events for senior-level executives, is to establish its European Headquarters in Dublin with the creation of 20 jobs over a 3 year period.
  • ExtenSys Inc., an Information Technology Company providing high value added internet traffic management solutions, is to establish a Sales and Technical Support office in Limerick, with the creation of 25 jobs.
  • KeyedIn Solutions, whichdelivers cloud-based technology solutions and consulting to improve Companies operational and business performance, is to establish an European Software Development, Sales, Marketing and Technical support Centre in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal with the creation of 20 jobs.
  • DITA Inc, global leader in optical designs, is expanding its EMEA Headquarters and distribution centre in Dublin, with the creation of 10 new positions bringing its workforce to a total of 30.
  • Zendesk, a leading provider of web-based customer support software, is to establish its Finance and Development Centre in Dublin, with the creation of 30 jobs over the next 2 years.

Making the announcement, Minister Bruton said, “Central to this Government’s plan for jobs and growth is developing and deepening the impact of multinational companies located in Ireland. Targeting high-growth emerging companies is a key part of this, as these companies will establish deep roots here from early in their growth and make a substantial impact on our economy. There is also of course the possibility that one of these companies will turn into a world-leading company of the future.

Today’s announcement that 5 high-growth emerging companies are locating operations here, with the creation of 122 jobs is great news for Ireland. We in Government are determined to build on this to ensure that we can continue to see the flow of multinational investment to Ireland and help create the growth and jobs we need”.

Welcoming the announcement, Barry O’Leary, CEO of IDA Ireland said, “This week will see a huge number of executives from emerging companies visiting Ireland for the F.ounders conference – we will be working with these executives to encourage them to use Ireland as a base to expand their businesses.”

Ireland is a great place to locate an emerging business and expand it rapidly. The 5 companies in today’s announcement will benefit from access to a highly-skilled labour pool as well as a top class communications infrastructure – amongst other things.”
“The IDA will continue to support these companies in whatever way we can over the coming years.”
 

           Consero Group, an Event-Development Firm Serving Senior Executives, is to establish its     

                                                            European Headquarters in Dublin

Dublin, October 16, 2012 -- Consero Group LLC, a U.S. market leader in creating high-level events for senior corporate and government executives, today announced it is to establish its European Headquarters in Dublin, with the creation of over 20 highly skilled jobs.

Consero stages high-level forums targeting senior management on key issues affecting a variety of industries.  By monitoring the evolution of each sector, Consero works with the world’s foremost strategists and thought leaders to develop multi-day conferences that focus on critical issues and novel ideas.  Consero assists senior executives to make the right decisions by providing leading-edge business intelligence on key issues. Extensive unbiased research, conducted and organized in tandem with industry experts and objective third parties, is the foundation of every Consero Forum.

Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Paul Mandell, Founder and CEO of Consero said: “This is a significant step for Consero, as it represents the success of our business events model and steadfast commitment to its delivery on a global scale. We are excited to launch in Ireland, which offers all of requisite components for start-up success, such as the availability of a highly skilled talent pool, a pro-business environment and the presence of a number of multinationals that will assist us to grow our European business from Ireland.”
 
About Consero Group:
Consero is a leader in creating industry-specific events for senior-level executives. Founded in 2010, Consero is best known for transforming the executive experience through intimate, invitation-only events in a sophisticated learning environment with high-level content. For more information on Consero, please visit www.consero.com.

Company contact:
Mark Pasetsky
Mark Allen & Company
+1-212-699-3756
mark@markallenco.com
 



                                     US Information Technology Company to establish an EU Sales and

                                               Technical Support Headquarters in Limerick

Dublin, October 16th 2012 -- ExtenSys Inc., a Florida based Information Technology Company is a Buyer's Advocate Reseller supporting medium and Global enterprises.  Extensys is to establish a Sales and Technical Support centre in Limerick, with the creation of 25 jobs.  The project is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.  

ExtenSys, Inc. offers and implements innovative, high quality, and cost-effective solutions that can have a major impact on a company's business capabilities.  Since its inception in 2002, ExtenSys continues to stay on top of new technologies and broaden its skills and expertise in networking, virtualization, data protection, disaster recovery, storage, information security, data center design and planning, workflow analysis, and structured cabling.

Commenting on the announcement Roland Feijoo, Founder and CEO of Extensys, Inc. said: “By establishing in Ireland, Extensys (EU) Ltd will better serve and grow our existing EU client base. We chose Limerick for its young, creative and talented workforce due to the proximity of the University of Limerick; the presence of Shannon airport and IDA’s assistance. We look forward to counting our Irish operation as an integral part of our global operations”.

About ExtenSys Inc.:
Extensys, Inc. was founded by its present CEO, Roland Feijoo in 2002, who has 25 years of experience in this space. Roland has led teams that designed solutions and resolved issue in North America’s largest networks including 3 major banks in Canada.  He had a significant role in HP/CIBC’s joint venture to create Intria-HP, which resulted in HP’s largest outsource agreement of the 1990’s. Extensys, Inc. currently employs 42 people in their headquarters which is based in Oldsmar, Tampa, Florida.

For more information please visit: http://www.extensysltd.eu
 


                     KeyedIn Solutions to establish Software Development Centre in Letterkenny

                                     SaaS solutions and consultancy services company to

                                             create 20 highly skilled jobs over three years


Dublin, October 16th 2012 - KeyedIn Solutions, a Global SaaS (Software as a Service) solutions provider and consulting services organisation, today announced the establishment of its European Software Research and Development Centre in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, with the creation of 20 highly skilled jobs.  

KeyedIn, Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota is an early stage technology company on a high growth trajectory in a number of key markets in the USA, Europe and South America. Since its establishment in October 2011, KeyedIn has achieved highly significant growth with offices across the United States and the United Kingdom, Mexico, Sweden, Ireland and South Africa, which today employs more than 100 people worldwide.  

Eugene Blaine, Chief Technical Officer of KeyedIn, met with Richard Bruton TD, Ireland’s Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation as part of the Dublin Web Summit announcing 100+ jobs from a selection of high-growth companies - including KeyedIn - that are establishing in Ireland.

In the plans announced today, KeyedIn is to establish a Software Research and Development Centre in Letterkenny to serve the Global market. The company will initially create 20 highly skilled software development jobs over the next three years, with additional plans for further investment over the coming months.  

“At KeyedIn, business is moving fast” notes Lauri Klaus, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of KeyedIn Solutions. “We were very impressed by the way in which we were assisted in establishing our operations in Ireland. I would like to thank the IDA for its support and for the speed in which we were able to see our plans recognised. We are confident that our Irish operation will play a vital role in driving our growth over the coming months and look forward to many years of success in Ireland”.  

KeyedIn CTO Eugene Blaine who will provide oversight to the new Research and Development Centre commented, “Donegal is a great location for KeyedIn due to the proximity of the Department of Computing at The Letterkenny Institute of Technology and availability of top talent in the area.”

For further information please contact:
KeyedIn Solutions:
-    Sue Baker, Lexicon PR Ltd,  sbaker@lexiconpr.com    
+44 1943 830626
Mobile: +44 7801 355 788
-    Ryan Craig, Lexicon PR Ltd,  rcraig@lexiconpr.com  
+44 1943 830626


Notes to Editor-
About KeyedIn Solutions:
KeyedIn® Solutions was founded by experienced ERP industry executives to transform the traditional enterprise software systems market through a suite of integrated business applications delivered on a true SaaS platform and a consulting organization rich in business, industry and IT expertise. KeyedIn SaaS Solutions replace rigid, on-premise enterprise systems in specialized vertical markets with more agile, feature-rich and cost-effective.NET applications that scale to any environment. The KeyedIn Consulting Group provides consulting services around existing or planned systems, helping organizations achieve a strong return on their IT investment and realize a true business advantage in their market. Whether engaged independently, or in conjunction with the company's leading-edge technology platform, the KeyedIn Consulting Group delivers results for a wide range of industries worldwide.

Organizations look to KeyedIn Solutions for innovative, integrated business applications and results-driven consulting services delivered with integrity and a laser focus on their needs. You should too. Learn more at www.keyedin.com.

 


                                                         Dita Inc establishes EMEA HQ in Ireland
                                     The Designer Eyewear brand creates 20 Jobs within the past year

Dublin, October 16, 2012 -Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, today announced that Dita Inc is establishing its EMEA Headquarters and distribution centre in Dublin with the creation of 20 jobs within the past year and an anticipated 10 new employees within the next two years.

Dita Eyewear Ltd will have responsibility for all sales, marketing and procurement of finished goods along with warehousing, quality control, customer service, fulfillment, accounting and EU human resources.  All European sales functions will also report to Dita Ireland.  The company currently distributes its products to over 500 active accounts in Europe, mainly throughout France, Italy, the UK, Germany and the Netherlands as well as Eastern Europe, Middle East, Asia, Canada and Australia.

Dita is globally recognized amongst a rare class of independently owned eyewear makers in the world with its design studio and international headquarters based in Los Angeles, CA. Each DITA frame is handmade in Japan by veteran craftsmen and takes up to one year to complete from conceptualization. Established in 1995, DITA continues to be campioned by the world’s most influential faces in fashion and entertainment including Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Gwen Stefani, Halle Berry and David Beckham, just to name a few.

Speaking on behalf of the company, Gina Maria Arcari, Managing Director, Dita Eyewear Europe, Limited said: “Having considered numerous locations for our EMEA HQ and Distribution Centre, we decided that Dublin provided the best fit for the needs of Dita Inc. Stand out factors in Dublin’s favour were the access to the European Market, the availability of top talent here, the ease of doing business and the support of IDA Ireland.  We are confident that our EMEA HQ will enable us to drive our European growth and look forward to a strong future here in Ireland”.    

About DITA Eyewear
Based in Los Angeles, CA, DITA was cofounded by Jeff Solorio and John Juniper in 1995. Jeff and John have managed to bring back a standard of quality that is reminiscent of the past. The DITA logo is intentionally subtle to further enhance signature detailing, craftsmanship and fit. DITA offers stylishly edgy sun and optical designs for men and women.

DITA is globally distributed to select retailers in over 50 countries including: Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Fred Segal, Aloha Rag, Dover Street Market UK, On Pedder HK, Lane Crawford HK, Surrender SING, Isetan JP, Harrolds AUS, Restir JP and Collette FR. DITA has flagship stores in Los Angeles, Fashion Island - Newport Beach and Tokyo.

For more information, please visit www.dita.com.

For all DITA press inquiries, please contact:
Grace Hwang at DITA Eyewear via email grace@dita.com
Telephone: (310) 497-0146.

           

             Zendesk to Establish Development Centre in Dublin, with the Creation of 30 jobs

Dublin, October 16, 2012 – Zendesk, the proven cloud-based customer service software provider, today announced the establishment of a new software development center based in Dublin, with the creation of 30 highly skilled jobs.

Zendesk, founded in Copenhagen in 2007, has over 20,000 customers worldwide ranging from the small startups to large companies such as Disney, Sony, GOV.UK and Groupon. Zendesk will locate its new development centre in Dublin growing to 30 positions over two years.

Commentating on the announcement Mikkel Svane, Zendesk CEO and founder said, “In September 2012 Zendesk announced its ambitious global expansion plans, a key part of which is the investment in high quality talent around the world. Ireland has a global reputation as a technology hub to service the European market with a workforce that has the perfect mix of core skills and high levels of education that will play a pivotal role in supporting our existing customers, and driving our European growth.  The establishment of operations here will help Zendesk continue to change the face of customer service.”

San Francisco-based Zendesk also has offices in London, Copenhagen, and Melbourne.

About Zendesk
Zendesk is the leading provider of proven, cloud-based customer service software. For growing organizations, Zendesk is the fastest way to enable great customer service. More than 20,000 Zendesk customers, including Gilt Groupe, Box, and Disney, trust Zendesk with their most valuable assets: their customers, partners, and employees. Founded in 2007, Zendesk is funded by Charles River Ventures, Benchmark Capital, Goldman Sachs, GGV Capital, Index Ventures, Matrix Partners, Redpoint Ventures, and Silicon Valley Bank.
For more information visit: http://www.zendesk.com/


IDA Ireland Media Contact:
Fidelma Geraghty
Media Relations Executive
01-6034127
fidelma.geraghty@ida.ie

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