A NEWCESTOWN local has been appointed to a senior role at Global Shares, the market-leading provider of equity compensation software and administration services.
Hugh Curran has been named vice-president and general manager of the company in the US.
‘Hugh brings a wealth of operations, client management and business development experience to the role and will be primarily responsible for developing Global Shares sales strategy in the US and managing the field and in-house sales teams at our New Jersey offices,’ said a statement.
Hugh joined Global Shares in 2012 and learned the business initially as a business analyst at the company’s Clonakilty offices, before moving to the US to set up operations for the company’s West Coast clients.
Progressing rapidly, Hugh worked as team manager in operations and client relationship manager before moving to a business development executive role.
Hugh has a depth of knowledge of stock markets, financial economics and business management, having graduated and lectured in Cork’s Institute of Technology where he completed a bachelor degree in business and a masters of business science in financial economics and mathematics.
He is an active member of several industry associations, including the Global Equity Organisation (GEO), and also completed his Certified Equity Professional (CEP) exams.
‘Hugh’s promotion comes at a time of fast-paced growth for Global Shares,’ said chief executive Tim Houstoun.
‘We are extremely proud of what we have achieved since the launch of our new software in 2015, a turning point for our company.
‘Since then our staff numbers have almost doubled in size and opened three new overseas offices. We are delighted to appoint Hugh as our vice president and general manager for the US.
‘He has learned our business from the ground up. He has great charisma, fresh thinking and is highly driven to build on our success to date.’
‘Since joining Global Shares as an operations analyst back in 2012, I quickly gained an excellent knowledge of the business and of what this company was looking to achieve,’ said Hugh.
‘Eager to help grow the company, I took the opportunity to set up our US base. I know we have the best product on the market and I am passionate to help make administration of stock plans as effortless as possible for our clients. I see Global Shares growing significantly from its current standing within the US market and I am delighted to be leading this charge.’
Meanwhile, Global Shares has also announced that it has teamed up with Fidelity Investments, the multinational financial services corporation. Clients of Global Shares’ new market-leading equity compensation management platform will now be able to work with Fidelity to provide unparalleled participant servicing and brokerage solutions. Fidelity Investments and Global Shares will start engaging with prospects and clients immediately, to begin taking plans live in the spring of 2017.