Silicon Valley HR firm Greenhouse lands in Dublin

Greenhouse, the hiring firm of choice among some of Silicon Valley’s biggest software firms, has chosen Dublin for its new European base.

Greenhouse helps successful companies, like Stripe, GOAL Global, Intercom, BrewDog, LearnUpon, HubSpot and Cisco Meraki, hire for what’s next.

The company has not said how many people it will be employing at its Dublin base but the presence is expected be significant given the scale of the local and global tech industry in Ireland.

“Dublin is a thriving tech hub at the heart of the EU, teeming with talent and a healthy ecosystem of SMB, mid-market and enterprise companies”

Greenhouse is currently hiring across sales functions in Ireland, including account executives, account managers and customer success managers, as it continues to expand rapidly across the EMEA region.

The Greenhouse effect

Colm O’Cuinneain joins Greenhouse as the general manager of EMEA, where he will focus on scaling the company in EMEA and Ireland, leading its first international office outside the US. He brings over two decades of experience in SaaS and Enterprise Software for the world’s leading technology companies, including LinkedIn, Oracle and HP.

Prior to joining Greenhouse, O’Cuinneain was a director of LinkedIn’s largest business line, Talent Solutions, where he led new business acquisition, as well as client growth and retention across DACH, Benelux and Nordic Markets. Before that, he spent over a decade leading growth strategies for Oracle.

“Colm is well-connected to our customers and partners in EMEA” said Greenouse CEO and co-founder Daniel Chait, “bringing years of experience and in-depth knowledge of the market from his previous roles. He will help Europe’s most forward-thinking, fastest-growing companies become great at hiring, giving them the ultimate confidence to expand and grow.”

Speaking about his new role, Colm O’Cuinneain said: “I am so excited to join the world’s fastest-growing hiring software company and build on Greenhouse’s mission and great success with companies in over 45 countries including top Irish firms LearnUpon, Stripe and Intercom, by bringing our software to many more EMEA-based organisations.

“Dublin is a thriving tech hub at the heart of the EU, teeming with talent and a healthy ecosystem of SMB, mid-market and enterprise companies. There is a depth of experienced leadership in Ireland that understands the necessity to be best in class in attracting talent. The well-known companies we work with in the US want us to bring that edge to Europe. Ireland as a progressive, young, business-friendly country provides the perfect base for this expansion across Europe as our first international outpost.”

Pictured: Colm O’Cuinneain, general manager of EMEA at Greenhouse

Written by John Kennedy (

Published: 30 January, 2020