ESHOPWORLD TO ADD 160 NEW STAFF IN 2020 AS COVID BOUNCE DRIVES GLOBAL ECOMMERCE GROWTH

Community groups in Ballyfermot, Finglas, Raheny, Smithfield & Terenure invited to take part in creative projects connected to new sculptures coming to their areas
September 30, 2020
Pieta Announces New Video Counselling Service Ahead of World Mental Health Day
October 7, 2020

TWO SENIOR APPOINTMENTS ANNOUNCED AS ANNUALISED

REVENUE SET TO DOUBLE TO €1BN

103 per cent YoY Revenue Growth during period Apr-Sep

Wednesday, 7th October, 2020 – Global ecommerce provider eShopWorld
(ESW) is pleased to announce it will recruit 160 new staff this year,
more than double the 65 hires planned pre Covid. It also announces two
senior additions to its senior management team as it scales up for a
near doubling of revenues following a post Covid spike in ecommerce
activity across all its major markets.

These announcements follow a period of substantial growth for ESW
which recently reported sales of over €543 million in 2019 and
significantly accelerated growth post-Covid restrictions.
Headquartered in Swords ESW provides in-country cross-border ecommerce
solutions allowing global brands and retailers to localise their
online offering in up to 200 markets around the world.

Staff numbers:

160 new hires will take employment at ESW to over 480 staff by year
end 2020, with annualised revenues approaching €1 billion. This
compares with previously announced plans to reach 450 staff by year
end 2021 and annualised revenues of €1billion over the coming years.
The company has already filled 120 roles, mainly across technology,
finance, product and logistics and it is currently seeking to fill a
further approximately 40 roles.  Over 80 per cent of its staff are
attached to its HQ in Swords but most are currently remote working, a
facility that is proving popular with returning emigrants.

New appointments:

Mark Kirschner has been appointed to the newly created role of Chief
Marketing Officer [CMO] and Cian Ó Cuinneagáin joins as Chief Product
Officer [CPO]. Both have considerable senior management experience in
ecommerce and cross-border optimization with technology and media
companies.

Mark Kirschner has over 25 years’ experience in technology-led
environments, driving growth through digital platforms. He joins
eShopWorld from Albert.ai, the first-ever fully autonomous artificial
intelligence marketing platform, where, as CMO he helped build and
refine its global marketing infrastructure.  Prior CMO roles included:
eBay Enterprise, a global provider of e-commerce marketing technology
and agency services, and Rakuten, a global e-commerce marketplace.

Cian Ó Cuinneagáin joins as CPO with over 20 years’ experience within
capital markets, ecommerce and the aviation industry. He joins from
Retail inMotion, the Dublin-based technology solutions provider to
leading airlines. In his role as Chief Information Officer, Cian led
its growth focused Technology Division to tap into passenger insights
& data from airlines to deliver enhanced commerce experiences and
passenger engagement. Prior to that, Cian was co-founder of the online
personal finance management solution, Juggle, and prior to that he was
with the leader in Capital Markets software, Murex. He brings
extensive experience across product, engineering, quality and client
facing operations.

Commenting Tommy Kelly, ESW CEO said:

“At ESW we have been investing and scaling our business capability for
this inevitable shift in consumer behaviour which has seen a step
change post Covid.  Markets around the globe have already embraced the
digital economy in areas like travel, hotels and banking – now
clothing and accessory brands are following at pace.  The rapid
scaling of our business and the bespoke nature of our services to
global brands requires skilled staff and we are delighted to be adding
160 new colleagues to the team.

“Global brands also require sophisticated marketing and product
capability and we are pleased to welcome Mark and Cian to lead in
these critical areas.  Post-Covid, the demand for global ecommerce
solutions has increased dramatically as brands seek a ‘direct to
consumer’ solution, while consumers demand seamless access to the most
popular global brands. Our new hires reflect the increasing scale of
our business and our near-term aspiration to exceed €1 billion
turnover.”

ESW is the world’s leading cross-border ecommerce enabling company,
allowing global brands to localise their online offering in up to 200
markets around the world. The appointments come as ESW announces
increased global turnover supported by continuing investment in its
market leading ecommerce solution. ESW has offices in Ireland, the US,
Singapore and employs over 480 staff, and is expected to reach 530 in
2021.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Buy now