[“YapStone Opens New International Headquarters in Drogheda” originally appeared in Business World and is written by Robert McHugh.]
YapStone have today announced the grand opening of its international headquarters at a new, 16,000 square-foot office in Drogheda, Ireland.
Through a partnership with IDA Ireland, its official opening was officiated by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor and attended by a roster of esteemed guests, including Lord Mayor of Drogheda, Oliver Tully.
Having significant U.S. and international growth in the past three years, YapStone is forecasted to process over $15 billion in electronic payments in 2016. The company has approximately 400 full-time employees in the U.S. and Ireland and is setting the stage for continued international expansion.
With the recent executive team addition of payment industry veteran, Peter Rowan, as Vice President of International Operations and Global Customer Support, YapStone’s Drogheda, Ireland office will serve as its International Headquarters with a full-service offering including engineering, product, sales, customer service and risk operations, as well as site security and reliability.
In the next year, the company forecasts 40-50 new hires in the Drogheda office.
YapStone’s Chairman, Co-Founder and CEO, Tom Villante commented, “We selected Drogheda as home to our International Headquarters because of the tremendous support we’ve received from IDA Ireland and of course, the incredible talent pool in this country.”
He added, “We are proud to partner with IDA Ireland to contribute to the sustained growth of Ireland’s local and regional economy and look forward to our continued success.”