Ding makes two high-profile hires as part of growth strategy

Irish News, Technology | Mon 26 Mar | Author – Business & Finance
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Ding has announced the hiring of Liam Keenan as Head of Online and Justin Van Dyke as Head of Experience.

The firm, which is the largest international top-up provider for mobile phones, has made these hires as part of a significant growth and investment programme.

Ding is looking to add up to 50 new staff to its team of engineers, product specialists, research and development (R&D) and digital marketing people worldwide.

Liam has ten years’ experience in developing online businesses. Prior to joining Ding, Liam worked in a variety of roles in sales, strategy and operations roles at Google in EMEA and APAC and more recently as a General Manager at Deliveroo.

Justin joins Ding from Ancestry.com where he was design lead. At Ding he will be responsible for managing the user experience and the brand team.

Both will be based in Dublin at Ding’s headquarters.

David Shackleton, Chief Executive Officer at Ding, said: “Talented people are at the core of the success of our business, enabling us to offer our user a best-in-class service, at what is a new phase of growth for our company – connecting over four billion phones.”

He added: “We are delighted to be in the position to invest in people like Liam and Justin, to help us to continuously enhance the user experience, while developing world-leading technology, and building our revolutionary infrastructure in-house.”