London, United Kingdom, 30th September 2013: Qualtrics, which was founded in Utah, is investing in Europe to meet the growing demand for business insights in the region. Ireland is Qualtrics first international office and will lead the company’s expansion into Europe. Based on the company’s current growth trajectory, Qualtrics anticipates that it will employ 150 people in EMEA within 18 to 36 months, and will create 50 jobs in Dublin over the next 12 months.
Recruitment has already commenced and details can be found at www.qcareers.ie
Speaking at the official opening, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said; "I am delighted to be opening Qualtrics' European HQ here in Dublin. The decision of this dynamic and rapidly growing company to establish operations in Ireland is another vote of confidence in the country's strengths as a location for investment and jobs - our people, our pro-business environment and our proximity to European markets. For the Government's part, we are determined to prioritise, through our Action Plan for Jobs, those policies which help attract more investment so that we can continue to build on the 3,000 new jobs being created in the private sector every month."
Welcoming the investment, Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation said, “Technology is a key target of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs, and in recent years we have seen significant jobs growth in this area. Today’s announcement that Qualtrics, a company at the cutting edge of its sector, is creating 150 jobs in the coming years is a further great boost for technology in Ireland. By continuing our record of strong implementation, I am determined to ensure that we can continue to see further investments like this over the coming years.”
“Being right matters. This is especially true in today’s increasingly data-driven global economy. In fact, companies fail if they don’t have access to true customer, market and employee insights. Qualtrics is the leader in the enterprise survey space, with our customers sending out over a billion surveys in 2012 to gain the insight needed to make fast and accurate decisions,” said Ryan Smith, CEO of Qualtrics. “For this reason, we’re seeing tremendous demand for our technology in EMEA, and Ireland provides us with the perfect entry point to Europe, and from which to expand internationally. Dublin offers significant opportunity in terms of the available talent and resources needed to grow our business. Additionally, through our relationship with IDA Ireland, within a matter of weeks, we were able to very quickly move from initial discussions to full-scale operational implementation.”
Qualtrics was co-founded by CEO Ryan Smith in 2002. Today, Qualtrics is one of the fastest growing technology companies in the world. The company works with top brands across every major industry. In 2012, Qualtrics received a $70 million investment from Accel Partners and Sequoia Capital, the largest ever joint investment undertaken by the two firms. The company experienced triple digit growth in 2012 and more than doubled its workforce to 350 employees in the past year.
Welcoming the investment, Barry O’Leary, CEO, IDA Ireland said, “Analysing information and presenting data in a way that gives businesses insight into their customers’ needs can be the key differentiator to a company’s success. Qualtrics joins a cluster of high growth companies driving their international business from Ireland. Qualtrics setting up their European Headquarters in Ireland is a key strategic win for Ireland.”
Qualtrics is actively recruiting graduates from the science, business and mathematics disciplines for a variety of roles in its European Headquarters including sales, support and technical talent.
“Internationally, Ireland has a great reputation as an innovative location for Internet based companies, and we are confident that we will find the dynamic and creative talent needed to join our international team,” said Dermot Costello, Qualtrics Ireland. “Qualtrics provides a great opportunity for candidates that are looking for an energetic environment to grow their career in an emerging market.”
In 2013 Qualtrics was named in the Forbes list of ‘America’s Most Promising Companies’ and Qualtrics CEO Ryan Smith was named one of ‘America’s Most Promising CEOs under 35’.
For information on a career at Qualtrics in Ireland please go to www.qcareers.ie
Qualtrics is the world’s leading enterprise survey technology provider. Qualtrics make it easy to capture real-time customer, market and employee insights that inform data-driven business decisions. Enterprises, academic institutions, and government agencies rely on the Qualtrics platform to gather and understand customer satisfaction, NPS, customer experience, brand, market, and employee feedback.
Founded in 2002, Qualtrics serves more than 5,000 enterprises worldwide, including half of the Fortune 100 and 96 of the top 100 business schools. For more information and a free trial, visit www.qualtrics.com.
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