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Ireland-Based Global Shares Opens Nashville, Tennessee, Operations

An Ireland-based global provider of employee stock plan management solutions, Global Shares expanded operations with the opening of an operations center in Nashville, Tennessee. The company plans to hire more than 50 associates in the next 12 months, and 200 new positions in two years.

According to company officials, the new Nashville office has a variety of roles to fill including Head of US Operations, Stock Plan Administrators and Share Plan Analysts. In the past year Global Shares has more than doubled its overall workforce and growth is set to continue over 2020.

: “Equity incentives are important tools for companies to both attract and retain talent, helping them increase productivity and profitability," Managing Director of Global Shares North America, Hugh Curran said. “Global Shares manages the entire equity compensation process - from plan administration and online trading to customised portals and financial reporting. Our solutions are cutting edge, scalable and global, and future proofed for our clients as they grow. We’re very proud to announce our expansion in the US to support our rapidly growing client base here. Nashville, Tennessee ticks all our boxes and we are delighted to welcome our new team onboard.”

Courtney Ross, Chief Economic Development Officer, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce said, “this dynamic, fast-growing, global fintech company is a great addition to the Nashville region’s business community. Global Shares’ decision to focus their North American growth in Nashville is a testament to our talented workforce, growing tech sector and business climate."

“Nashville welcomes Global Shares as they make this important investment for their growth. As the City’s finance and technology sectors continue to grow this announcement of 50 new jobs will create a better future for many of Nashville’s residents,” Mayor of Nasvhille, John Cooper said.

"Enterprise Ireland is proud to celebrate the launch of the new office of Global Shares in Nashville, which will allow them to increase their support to leading American companies and their employees. Nashville’s vibrant and growing business landscape makes it an ideal location for Global Shares to expand their US market presence,” Sara Hill, Enterprise Ireland’s Senior Vice President, Southern USA said.

“Today Ireland is building ever stronger commercial ties with Tennessee, which complement our deep heritage connections with this great state. Well over 1500 Tennesseans are already employed by Irish firms based here, including ICON, CHR, Kerry and Teckro. I am proud to stand beside Irish FINTECH firm Global Shares as it opens its new U.S. Operations Headquarters in Nashville and joins this impressive line-up,” Shane Stephens, Consulate General of Ireland, Atlanta noted.

The employee stock plan management firm, which has offices in Jersey City and headquarters in Clonakilty, Cork, Ireland, has already opened a number of offices globally this year, including Lisbon, Tokyo, Cork City and Barcelona.

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