Oxygen8 Communications, the global mobile, voice and billing specialist, today announces the appointment of Ray Tierney as CEO of its Irish business. Tierney, formerly Sales Director for Ireland, will be responsible for further developing Oxygen8’s market leading position as a provider of mobile marketing and business communications solutions to leading blue-chip and media companies, in addition to government agencies in the Irish market.
Specifically, he will be focusing on expanding Oxygen8’s professional services revenue stream which it offers in conjunction with its platform technology and global billing capability. Tierney will also continue in his role driving Oxygen8’s international market expansion into new territories, which has so far included Canada and over 12 countries across Europe.
Commenting on his appointment Tierney says, “I am very excited to be taking on the role of CEO for Oxygen8 in Ireland and I believe that there are some fantastic opportunities to expand our operations in this market and beyond. As a variety of industries continue to embrace the digital marketplace, Oxygen8 Communications is ideally positioned to provide the technology, knowledge and creative ideas to help companies realise a return on investment from their interactive communications strategies.”
In Ireland, Oxygen8 Communications’ clients already include Aer Lingus, Paddy Power, Ladbrokes, McDonalds, O2, Permanent TSB Bank, UTV Radio, Communicorp Radio Group, TV3, Metro Herald, Ticketmaster and FÁS (the State run Training and Employment Agency). Commenting on the benefits of working with Oxygen8, Tierney says, “Oxygen8 is a global player with extensive local market knowledge and we are flexible enough to be nimble and innovative in each territory, helping our customers to keep ahead of their competitors. With a single interconnected platform across our global operations which span Africa, the Caribbean, North America, Australia, Ireland and the UK, we are well placed to help customers expand their businesses internationally.”
Shane Leahy, Group CEO of Oxygen8 Communications, says, “We have very ambitious plans for business growth over the coming months and Ray will play a critical role in enabling us to achieve our goals globally and in the Irish market. Ray will be building on his success as Sales Director and expanding our professional services, strengthening relationships with new and existing customers and developing new revenue streams across a broad range of industry sectors in the Irish market.”