The privately owned company’s first international office is being established at Cleaboy Business Park in Waterford. The centre will support 40 new jobs over the next three years.
Bluefin Payment Systems provides a secure payment platform for merchants, independent software vendors (ISVs) and financial institutions
Founded in 2007, the company is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
Ongoing growth at the Waterford location will be fuelled by information technology, customer support, and sales personnel to support the existing North American market and planned growth in Europe.
Bluefin’s Irish operation will be led by general manager Elaine Fennelly, a Waterford native who has an impressive start-up history, notably being the co-founder and CFO of Feedhenry who were acquired by Redhat Inc in 2014.
Bluefin expects to collaborate closely with the Telecommunications Software & Systems Group (TSSG) located in the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) to leverage their experience and expertise in software and start-ups.
Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation said: “Today’s announcement by Bluefin that it is creating 40 extra jobs in Waterford, with support from my Department through IDA, is a great boost for the city, and I wish them every success”.
John M Perry, CEO of Bluefin, said: “The dynamic business environment in the Republic of Ireland made choosing it for our first European location an easy decision. Our focus is on cutting-edge consumer data security technologies. Our Waterford location will be critical to our operations in North America and as we expand into Europe, at a time when more and more companies are partnering with Bluefin to protect themselves from hackers and damaging data breaches.”