Equifax opens office on Silicon Docks
2 September 2016 | 0
Lord Mayor of Dublin Brendan Carr; Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, attended the official opening of US-based fintech company Equifax’s new office on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin, this morning.
The new office will focus on how the company’s consumer and business data can be used to develop new products and sservices.
The company is looking to fill an initial 100 positions, with plans to expand further.
Speaking at the Centre opening, Dave Webb, CIO of Equifax, said: “Equifax has been in this market for more than 20 years, since we added our Wexford office in 1994. This experience has taught us that the talent of the workforce in Ireland runs deep. Given this, and the support we have received from IDA Ireland, Dublin became a natural choice and will continue to present additional opportunities in terms of growth and development.”
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor said: “It is a testament to Dublin being at the forefront of Innovation with a talented workforce that Equifax have decided to expand here. I am confident through ensuring Ireland has the right policies for job creation, FinTech companies such as Equifax will thrive by continuing to grow and develop over the many years ahead and I wish the team the very best for the future”.
Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland, added: “IDA Ireland has been working with Equifax over the last year on the opening of this new facility in Ireland and is thrilled to see it come to full fruition. We believe that the Equifax Dublin IT centre is a true endorsement of Ireland’s research and development credentials.”