A NEWCESTOWN local making a name for himself in the tech sector in America was honoured at the recent Silicon Valley Global Awards which were held in Stanford University.
Hugh Curran, vice president and general manager for Global Shares in New Jersey joined a list of Silicon Valley Global Award Honourees at a gala dinner.
The awards were organised by the Irish Technology Leadership Group (ITLG), a non-profit organisation comprising senior executives from some of the world’s leading corporations, each of whom is committed to promoting the technology connection between Ireland and the Silicon Valley.
The awards recognises and honours top Irish and Irish American technology leaders driving the most disruptive and ground breaking work in technology today. A total of 50 executives are selected and honoured each year.
‘This is the first time for Hugh and Global Shares to be an ‘honouree’ at these awards, endorsing the huge progress that he and the company have made in the US market in recent years,’ said a Global Shares spokesperson.
‘He joined Global Shares in 2012 at the company’s headquarters here in his native West Cork, progressing rapidly through operations and CRM roles, before transferring to New Jersey to set up a US operations base and move into Business Development.’
Hugh represented Global Shares on a ‘game changing’ prize trip to Silicon Valley in 2018, having won the Deloitte ‘Fintech Company of the Year Award’ in association with Silicon Valley Bank.
Guest of honour at this event was Minister for Health Simon Harris and other honourees attending represented companies such as Google, Facebook, Logitech, Nokia and many other household technology-driven brands.
Established at the West Cork Technology Park in 2005, Global shares is a leading global provider of equity compensation software and management solutions for corporate clients, who engage, align and reward their global employees through share ownership and profit sharing.
As well as the headquarters in Clonakilty the company has offices around the world including New Jersey, London, Beijing and Hong Kong.