Our Story

Highlights of our journey to today

December 2005: Global Shares was founded.

April 2006: Global Shares official launch celebrated at the Irish Consulate in New York, USA.

May 2006: Global Shares opened an office in California, USA.

June 2007: Global Shares held its first Leadership Forum at Ballinacurra House, Kinsale, Ireland.

July 2007: Richard Hayes and his group of investors became major shareholders of Global Shares and Richard became a member of the Global Shares Board.

April 2008: Global Shares held its annual Leadership Forum in Napa, California, USA.

June 2009: Global Shares held its annual Leadership Forum at Fota Island, Ireland.

April 2010: Global Shares held its annual Leadership Forum in Kohler, Wisconsin, USA.

June 2011: Global Shares held its annual Leadership Forum at Duin & Kruidberg in Santpoort, Netherlands.

September 2011: New offices open in New York City, USA.

January 2012: Substantially expanded office space in West Cork Technology Park, Ireland.

April 2012: Tim Houstoun appointed CEO of Global Shares.

April 2012: Global Shares held its annual Leadership Forum in Old Alexandria, Virginia, USA.

May 2013: Expanded offices open in New Jersey, USA.

June 2013: Global Shares held its annual Leadership Forum in Münich, Germany.

April 2014: Global Shares held its annual Leadership Forum in Miami, Florida.

January 2015: John Meehan appointed Managing Director.

January 2015: New offices open at St Paul’s, by London Stock Exchange.

April 2015: Irish Minister for the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation officially launches Global Shares new software and the beginning of a major 3-year expansion plan.

July 2015: Global Shares hosts a Private Company Seminar in London in conjunction with ifs ProShare.

August 2015: New offices open in São Paulo, Brazil.

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