BearingPoint Appoints Four New Directors

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13 March 2024

BearingPoint Appoints Four New Directors Following Strong 2023 Growth

BearingPoint’s Irish workforce grew by 30% in 2023 with plans to create 50 new jobs in 2024

Management and technology consultancy BearingPoint today announced the appointment of four new Directors to its business in Ireland, following significant growth in 2023 which saw the company’s workforce grow by 30% to 320 consultants. To support BearingPoint’s ambitious growth plan for 2024 the company will be expanding its workforce by over 15%, with an additional 50 new jobs to be filled this year.

These latest appointments include Karl Byrne, Director & Head of Software Development, Stephen Redmond, Director, Head of Data Analytics & AI, Phillip Fitzpatrick, Director Microsoft Services and Mícheál Morrissey, Director Technology Business Development.

BearingPoint’s growing headcount presence in Ireland has also been matched with a similar business growth trajectory, that has seen over 35% revenue growth over the last two years.  In Ireland, the business has enjoyed strong growth across government, pharmaceutical, retail and banking sectors in particular.

Gillian O'Sullivan, Partner and Country Lead at BearingPoint Ireland said: “Today’s announcement is another proof point in the significant investments we are making in our people, in order to continue delivering and strengthening our offering of services and expertise across technology and business consulting. These latest senior appointments will add significant value to the business and ensure we are well placed to continue our growth trajectory in Ireland.” 

BearingPoint recently hit a significant milestone in the company’s history reporting worldwide revenues of over €1 billion for 2023, representing a jump in year-on-year growth of 18%.

BearingPoint is currently recruiting for a range of graduate positions across technology and business consulting, as well as experienced roles with a current focus on software and technology, including cloud solution architect, senior solution architect, data and analytics manager, and DevOps container engineer.

BearingPoint’s latest senior hires in Ireland will support the company’s vision for growth and success in four key areas including; AI and Data Analytics, Cloud Services, People & Change Management and Sustainability Services devised to support Irish based organisations in meeting their ESG obligations.

Commenting on the announcement, Claudia Carr, Partner – People & Strategy said: "We are thrilled to welcome Karl, Stephen, Phillip, and Mícheál to our leadership team. They are seasoned professionals with deep expertise in software development, data analytics, AI, Microsoft services, and technology advisory, to support the growing demand for digital transformation and innovation with our clients. Their expertise, and our organisation development and change management capabilities, will support our clients to realise measurable and sustainable benefits from investments in digital technology."

As the newly appointed Director & Head of Software Development, Karl Byrne will manage the software development process for client projects. A key part of his role will be to grow BearingPoint’s software consulting business. Karl has over 25 years’ commercial experience in Software Engineering delivering innovative solutions for both the consumer and enterprise markets.

Stephen Redmond joins the BearingPoint team as Director, Head of Data Analytics & AI to lead and grow a diverse Data Analytics & AI team. In his new role, Stephen will focus on creating and pursuing fast emerging AI & Data Analytics opportunities in both the private and public sectors.

In his role as Director Microsoft Services, Phillip Fitzpatrick will be responsible for BearingPoint’s growth strategy for Microsoft services and ensuring alignment between the business development team and delivery teams. With over 30 years of industry experience, Phillip has worked for the last 19 years as a digital transformation specialist for Microsoft where he led the Microsoft Technology Centre in Dublin.

Mícheál Morrissey has been appointed BearingPoint’s Director, Technology Advisory Client Business Development, with his key focus to acquire new corporate clients, strengthen existing client relationships, provide C-Level Technology and M&A Advisory services. With over 20 years professional services experience, and a Certified Data Protection Officer (CDPO) and a Certified Cyber Risk Specialist (CCRS), Mícheál brings a wealth of expertise across strategic planning, data protection & governance, cyber preparedness, digital transformation, and sustainable business practices.

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