Wexford man is key in creation of 100 jobs by US cloud computing company
A Wexfordman is at the top of an American global technology company which last week announced the creation of 100 new jobs in Ireland.
David Dempsey of Killurin is the Senior Vice President (Ireland) of Salesforce.com which is expanding to recruit 100 new staff in Dublin.
The company is the world's leading enterprise cloud computing operation.
Last Wednesday, salesforce.com opened a new state-of-the-art office complex in Central Park, its second premises in Dublin.
The company plans to hire qualified professionals in sales, marketing, IT and customer support.
The announcement was made by the Taoiseach Enda Kenny along with Mr. Dempsey and the CEO of IDA Ireland Barry O' Leary.
Mr. Kenny said the investment by salesforce is a 'strong endorsement of Ireland's strengths in the digital sector and of our talented and dedicated people.'
'The company's leadership in social, mobile and cloud computing aligns with the Government's policy and Action Plan for Jobs in these fast growing sectors,' he said.
The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton described salesforce as 'a dynamic, innovative company at the cutting edge of their industry.'
The expansion news is a 'major vote of confidence and a further boost to Dublin's claim to be the internet capital of Europe,' said the Minister.
Mr. Dempsey said Ireland has played a key role in the company's success in Europe.
'Salesforce.com is driving a massive transformation in the technology industry, showing companies the power of social and mobile cloud computing ,' he said.