CWSI, Ireland’s most experienced mobile and cloud security specialist, has announced that it will create 50 new jobs in the next three years as it plans to double its user base to 1 million by 2025. To position itself for further significant growth, it is looking for new hires across software development, cybersecurity, engineering, sales, operations, and product and project management. It currently has 20 roles available with immediate effect.
The company plans significant organic growth in its direct and indirect business across five key markets of the UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg, while also considering further expansion of its European footprint through acquisition.
CWSI Group forecasts 30% revenue growth in 2023 as it strengthens and extends its portfolio of cloud security, compliance, and enterprise mobility solutions for hybrid working. Over the next three years, CWSI plans to substantially scale its channel business, through both existing and new channel partners, to become a leading European enablement partner for the secure digital workplace.
It will extend its expertise and service offering with key strategic vendor partners such as Microsoft, placing a strong focus on recurring revenue and managed services. The company will also focus on growing its proprietary workplace software, which transforms the cumbersome and admin-heavy process of selecting, on-boarding, and managing a new device through powerful automation and easy self-service.
To support its ambitious growth plans, CWSI secured new funding of €21M in 2022 and made its first acquisitions in mainland Europe. The company acquired BLAUD, a mobility and security specialist based in Utrecht, Netherlands, and mobco, a modern workplace and mobility specialist which is expanding CWSI’s reach into Belgium and Luxembourg. Over the past year, it has successfully integrated both organisations into the wider CWSI Group, allowing it to grow its service offerings and skillsets.
To set the business up for sustained growth, CWSI has restructured its senior leadership team with a number of key appointments. Des Ryan is the new Group Chief Operations Officer (COO). Des joins CWSI from Microsoft Ireland where he served on the executive leadership team and held the dual roles of Director of Solutions and Director of Cyber Security for the company. The appointment further strengthens CWSI’s Microsoft practice and will accelerate the development of its Microsoft business in the UK and Western Europe.
Other significant appointments include Mark Mitchell as Group Chief Technical Officer (CTO), who will be responsible for new product, technology, and service development. Mickaella Glynn has been appointed as Group Chief People Officer (CPO), and will be responsible for all aspects of the group’s people strategy. Paul Line has been appointed as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) and will lead all marketing and commercial activity for CWSI.
Thierry Lammers and Ulrik Van Schepdael, the respective CEOs of the newly acquired BLAUD and mobco, also join the senior leadership team and will continue to provide local leadership and drive business development in their regions.
Ronan Murphy, CEO, CWSI Group: “We’ve set ourselves a challenging but achievable target as we enter the next chapter of CWSI’s growth story, adding 50 highly-skilled people to the team and reaching one million end-users by 2025. In response to growing demand among our customers for innovative solutions that support the modern workplace, we will leverage our enhanced expertise in mobile and security along with our growing channel and geographical reach. This will allow us to deliver the highest levels of service to our expanding customer base while securing the digital experience for their employees.
“Our recent acquisitions have quickly proven to be a perfect fit for our business and customers. In addition, our new leadership team gives us the depth of knowledge and experience we need to accelerate our growth targets and become a leading pan-European provider of cloud, mobile and security services.”
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