The automotive shopping website, CarGurus has announced it will establish its European headquarters in Dublin, creating 100 new jobs over the next three years.
The Dublin office will be CarGurus’ first branch location outside the US and will be a hub for the teams that will build CarGurus’ country-specific operations in Europe, including CarGurus UK, which launched in September 2015.
Langley Steinert, CarGurus’ founder and CEO, said: “It is an exciting time for CarGurus, as we grow our consumer and dealership audiences and expand the reach of our unique car shopping model around the world. Dublin gives us access to the exceptional talent we will need to propel our continued success in Europe, and we look forward to joining the vibrant tech community in this great city.”
“Dublin is full of amazing talent, and we are actively recruiting professionals in the areas of inside sales and account management,” commented Kristen Kenny, VP People and Talent Acquisition, CarGurus. “We’re looking for smart, ambitious people who want to be a part of a thriving, entrepreneurial consumer technology company with a very bright future in Europe.”
Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland, added: “Ireland continues to attract the best and brightest of today’s technology companies to our shores. CarGurus is coming to Ireland for our talent and to be part of the community of tech companies that now call Ireland home. CarGurus base here in Ireland will allow them to continue expanding their company into new European markets.”
CarGurus is the fastest-growing and most visited auto shopping site in the US, with more than 19 million unique monthly visitors and more than 14,000 dealership customers.
The Dublin headquarters will be operational by June 2016.