Global Shares was announced Winner of the FinTech Award at the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards 2017. The Awards, now in their 18th year, rank Ireland’s fastest-growing technology companies and are recognised as a barometer of a company’s success, providing it with a hugely valued, respected and marketable, public ‘badge of honour.
Deloitte and Silicon Valley Bank partnered in the new FinTech Award Category to recognise Financial Services as key to Ireland’s future growth and showcase companies who are influencing this space with their technology and innovation. Global Shares’ achievement in winning the award will not only raise its profile but also help the company to scale and evolve by providing support from both Deloitte and Silicon Valley Bank on a global scale. Part of the prize includes a trip for Global Shares to Silicon Valley, USA, tailored to suit the company’s growth trajectory and meetings with key investors, strategic partners and prospects.
Tim Houstoun, CEO of Global Shares, said: “Winning the Deloitte FinTech Award in association with Silicon Valley Bank is a tremendous endorsement of what Global Shares has achieved in recent years. Global Shares offers great technology supported by great people delivering excellent service in the highly specialised global share plan administration arena.”
He added: “We offer clients the most modern equity plan management software in the world as well as an exceptional online experience, unrivalled functionality and a fully customisable solution to meet their specific needs. We have experienced stellar growth across every aspect of our business over the past two years and additionally become MiFID & FINRA/SEC-regulated, meaning we can offer clients a complete one-stop solution to manage every aspect of their employee share plan. We are at a key point in our growth cycle and have undertaken significant restructuring & recruitment in recent months to meet the changing needs of our business. The coming years promise to be very exciting for our company and I am very proud to accept this distinguished award on behalf of each and every one of the Global Shares Team.”
Clive Lennox, Director of Irish Business Development at SVB Financial Group, said: “We’re delighted to support the new FinTech Award at the Deloitte Technology Fast 50. FinTech is an important and thriving sector for Ireland, seeing rapid growth and job creation. Congratulations to Global Shares on taking the inaugural award – we’ve been impressed with your team and technology and we look forward to hosting you in Silicon Valley next year.”
Joan O’Connor, Partner, Fast 50 Programme Lead, Deloitte said: “These awards offer a glimpse into the future of the technology market and also provide an excellent opportunity for businesses to highlight their achievements, their future ambitions and aspirations in the global marketplace. Congratulations to all our winners.”