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FinTech Award Winner – Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards!

Global Shares Wins FinTech Award at Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards 2017!

Repro Free: Sunday 5th November 2017. Pictured was at the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Award. Which took place in the Clayton Hotel, Dublin. The Deloitte Fast 50 measures Ireland’s fastest growing indigenous companies in the tech sector. The awards, which are in their eighteenth year in Ireland, recognise the contribution of indigenous companies to the overall technology sector in Ireland and indeed the overall economy. Picture Jason Clarke

8 November 2017, Cork, Ireland – Global Shares – leading global provider of share plan administration software, global custody, share-dealing, and financial reporting – 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, commented: 

FinTech Award Winner - Global Shares CEO Tim Houstoun“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. 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 now 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:

FinTech Award - Clive Lennox SVB“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:

FinTech Award - Joan O' Connor Deloitte“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.”


Details of the final Technology Fast 50 ranking list and entry criteria for the 2018 Awards can be found at:

For further information please contact:

Global Shares

Aisling Riordan,
PR & Marketing Manager
Tel: +353 23 88 33062


Claire Quinn,
Head of PR
Tel: +353 1 4172356

Silcon Valley Bank

Clive Lennox,
Director of Irish Business Development

About Global Shares

Global Shares is a leading global provider of equity compensation management solutions, providing Share Plan Administration, Global custody, Share-dealing and Financial Reporting Services to companies and their employees in over 100 countries worldwide.

Over the past decade, Global Shares has become a major player in the global share plan management arena. We develop highly specialised cloud-based software solutions for private, pre-IPO and public companies of all sizes to manage their employee equity plans. Our technology platform is developed and managed 100% in-house, whilst our highly skilled team of equity professionals deliver the highest levels of service with a personal touch.

Our client listing includes some of the largest and best-known companies in the world who use equity compensation to attract and retain a top class employee base. Established over 10 years ago, we have offices in Ireland, the UK, Germany, Portugal, the US and Hong Kong.  Our Software has set a new benchmark for the global share plan administration industry.

About Deloitte

At Deloitte, we make an impact that matters for our clients, our people, our profession, and in the wider society by delivering the solutions and insights they need to address their most complex business challenges.

As the largest global professional services and consulting network, with approximately 263,900 professionals in more than 150 countries, we bring world-class capabilities and high-quality services to our clients.

In Ireland, Deloitte has nearly 3,000 people providing audit, tax, consulting, and corporate finance services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. Our people have the leadership capabilities, experience and insight to collaborate with clients so they can move forward with confidence.

About Silicon Valley Bank

Silicon Valley Bank helps innovative companies and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. We provide a full range of financial services to companies of all sizes in innovation centers around the world. Forbes named SVB one of America’s best banks (2015) and one of America’s best-managed companies (2014).

Silicon Valley Bank is a member of the FDIC and the Federal Reserve System. Silicon Valley Bank is the California bank subsidiary of SVB Financial Group (Nasdaq: SIVB).

FinTech Award Winner Deloitte Fast50 2017 Global Shares

Aisling Riordan
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