An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar joined Zendesk CEO Mikkel Svane and Zendesk’s Dublin team to officially open the new Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) headquarters at 55 Charlemont Place in Dublin yesterday.
More than 290 employees now occupy over 58,000 square feet of Grade A office space after an investment of $10 million by Zendesk, representing the company’s largest investment in property outside of the US.
The Dublin office is a regional hub for product development and plays a central role in Zendesk’s global business strategy. In addition to sales and operational functions, the Dublin team spearheads Zendesk Talk and mobile products, overseeing the launch of Talk Enterprise last year, which is a core component of Zendesk’s comprehensive set of products specifically designed to help large companies meet changing consumer expectations.
After hiring more than 120 new staff in the past twelve months, Zendesk’s Dublin office continues to expand with the capacity to grow to over 500 people by 2020. Zendesk is focused on hiring at all levels across the organization, including engineering, design, sales, and people operations.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar said, "Zendesk’s new EMEA HQ is another strong endorsement of Ireland as the tech capital of Europe. Since establishing a presence in Dublin in 2012 with just two engineers, Zendesk has quickly become one of the fastest growing technology companies in the region providing highly-skilled employment for hundreds of people, with capacity for ongoing expansion."
Zendesk Chairman, Founder and CEO, Mikkel Svane added, "We are honoured that An Taoiseach is able to join us to celebrate the growth of our European hub. As more technology companies and entrepreneurs call Dublin home, we’re proud to be a part of a community that fosters innovation, growth and a focus on the most important part of any business - the customer."