Diligent Corporation announces Head of European Hub in Galway

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After announcing 200 new Galway jobs in November, Diligent Corporation has chosen Ruairí Conroy as the Site Lead for the company’s new office here.

Ruairí will lead the company’s European Hub and will oversee recruitment, department integration, business operations and facilities.

Over 200 employees will work at the new hub in areas including customer support, finance, product, human resources and marketing.

“I’m confident that Diligent will be able to realise their global ambitions from the West of Ireland thanks to the opportunity to work with a diverse talent pool that stacks up to any other market around the world,” said Ruairí.

“The company is a pioneer in the modern governance space and is well-respected by the world’s most influential brands.

“I’m looking forward to joining the team and driving growth in the region.”

Ruairí Conroy brings over 19 years of growth and leadership experience to Diligent – most recently he served as the Senior Vice President of Inside Sales at SiteMinder, a cloud platform for hotels.

At SiteMinder, he had direct responsibility for recruiting, onboarding and expanding operations at the Galway site.

He was instrumental in architecting their go-to market strategy for future growth, and led a global team of 100 sales leaders.

In addition to his role at SiteMinder, Ruairí was part of the landing team for AdRoll and was instrumental in the launching of their EMEA Headquarters in Dublin.

He has also led sales and acquisitions teams at Google, and currently lectures at National University of Galway, where he designed and delivers a module called Digital Sales Management.

In response to Ruairí’s new position, Lisa Edwards Diligent’s President and COO said: “Our growth plans in this region are quite ambitious and require a leader with vast experience building a site from the ground up and managing cross-functional teams.

“Ruairí has a proven track record of scaling SaaS companies in Galway which will be critical to our overall success.

“Over the last three months, we’ve expanded our footprint to more than 70 employees in the region, and his leadership will help us manage through the complexity of this challenging time as we continue to scale our business.”