Repay and Protego deal to generate 60 jobs

Deal between Irish firm Protego will provide US firm Repay with access to Ireland-based software development professionals, accelerating product creation for the North American market.

A strategic partnership between Irish consultancy Protego Technologies and US payment technology firm Repay Holdings is projected to create 60 new jobs initially in Ireland.

As an exclusive provider to Repay, Dunboyne Co Meath-based Protego will identify, recruit, and manage emerging technology talent to supplement Repay’s software development team and capabilities.

“Our location in Ireland gives us access to one of the deepest pools of IT talent anywhere in the world”

This strategic approach aims to enable Repay to affordably increase its development capacity and innovate in the digital payments space.

It also gives Atlanta-headquartered Repay access to European markets, including Ireland.

People power

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Protego Technologies’ managing director Paul O’Dwyer

Protego works with tech organisations from start-ups to established businesses including US financial services firms, to rapidly build software development teams in Ireland for the delivery of high-volume services and systems.

“This is a significant strategic step for us that will entail an initial recruitment of 60 skilled software development professionals, where our location in Ireland gives us access to one of the deepest pools of IT talent anywhere in the world,” said Protego Technologies’ managing director Paul O’Dwyer.

“We look forward to working with REPAY to further advance their solutions for their clients and the firm’s technology and development expertise to deliver exceptional services.”

Repay’s proprietary, integrated payment technology platform reduces the complexity of electronic payments for merchants, while enhancing the overall experience for consumers and businesses.

“Protego’s approach to development and project management firmly aligns with our business initiatives and growth plans to meet the increased demand to deliver trusted, innovative payment solutions for the North American market,” said Jason Kirk, chief technology officer of Repay.

“This partnership to supplement our software development capabilities further fortifies our commitment to drive innovation and facilitate optimal payment experiences.”

By John Kennedy (

Published: 1 March 2021