Taxback Group CEO Terry Clune announced a new CEO at Immedis

By Business & Finance
12 July 2018
Ruairi Kelleher takes on the role of  CEO at Immedis, part of the Taxback Group.

Business & Finance highlights notable new appointments as Ruairi Kelleher steps into the role of CEO at Immedis.

Ruairi Kelleher, CEO

Immedis, a specialist division of the successful Taxback Group providing global payroll and mobility tax solutions to multinational organisations around the world, has today announced the appointment of Ruairi Kelleher as its new CEO.

Ruairi joined the wider Taxback Group in 2012 following previous roles in consulting in the sports and retail sectors. He has worked across the Group in a variety of management and advisory positions, including Senior Commercial Manager, in, Commercial Director, in Taxback International, and CCO of Immedis. He was an integral part of the re-positioning and launch of Immedis as its own brand entity in 2016.

Ruairi Kelleher

Ruairi attended Colaiste Eoin secondary school and is a fluent Gaeilgeoir. He studied Business and Legal Studies in UCD and is also a member of Kilmacud Crokes GAA club.

In his role as CEO, Ruairi will manage the corporate direction and strategy of Immedis, enabling the senior leadership team to drive innovation in international payroll and tax services through the company’s cloud-based global payroll software, which is designed to help solve one of the most complex business problems faced by multinationals.

Immedis clients include Airbus, Kingspan, Glanbia, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and the First Derivates PLC. Immedis is currently recruiting for 60 positions that are based in Dublin, Kilkenny and Varna.

When making the announcement, CEO and Founder of the Taxback Group, Terry Clune said:

Today marks a significant day in the history of the Taxback Group. I am pleased to announce that Ruairi Kelleher has been appointed the new CEO of our global payroll division, Immedis. Ruairi joined the group in 2012 and I’m delighted to see he has progressed to the level of CEO within Immedis. We take immense pride and satisfaction in developing our talent, and Ruairi’s rise to CEO is testament to that ethos. Ruairi brings a wealth of experience in leading the organisation’s group strategy and M&A activity, which saw the business make its first acquisition in the US in May 2017, and I look forward to seeing Immedis grow under his leadership.”

Speaking at the announcement, Ruairi Kelleher said:

As CEO my focus is on delivering the strategy of the senior leadership team to establish Immedis as the number one global provider in international payroll. We will achieve this through continued investment in our people, R&D into our technology and developing key relationships with strategic partners around the world. Since the launch of Immedis we have seen revenue growth more than double year on year.  I want to continue this trajectory and we project our growth will be 40-50% year on year over the next three years. Our goal is to be the number one service provider in outsourced global managed payroll, helping simplify payroll and employment tax obligations for organizations worldwide.”

Jim Blair, Director of Software Development

Aspira, the specialist Project Management and Enterprise IT Solutions services organisation, has appointed Jim Blair as Director of Software Development. The appointment follows recent growth at the company and a number of significant client wins.

Jim Blair

Jim brings over 30 years’ experience in product and software development to the company. From designing core elements of Mac OS at Apple to leading new product development at multiple Irish start-up companies, Jim has led the engineering of many world-class solutions. Jim will contribute to the growth of the software development teams at Aspira, working closely with clients to achieve seamless design, creation and implementation of software products that contribute to these organisations’ digital transformation.

Speaking on his new role at Aspira, Jim Blair said:

I’m delighted to take on this new role as Director of Software Development. We have a vastly experienced software development function at Aspira, and I look forward to working with my software developers and the complementary groups within Aspira to enhance the bespoke customer software service we provide to our clients.”

Aspira CEO, Pat Lucey, commented on the announcement:

We’re delighted to appoint Jim as Director of Software Development. Jim brings a wealth of experience that is critical for the development of world-class devices and software. Jim will be a fantastic asset to the team, contributing his strategic vision for the growth of the software development teams to the benefit of our valued clients.”

Aspira is a specialist consultancy, focusing on Enterprise IT Solutions, with offices in Dublin and Cork. Offering Project Management and Business Analyst Training services internationally, Aspira is approved by the Project Management Institute®, the International Institute of Business Analysis® and