How a $17bn Silicon Valley fintech giant is bringing 150 jobs to Nenagh

First Data handles $2.2 trillion in transactions a year, and works with six million merchants and 4,000 banks globally

24th September, 2017
John Leenane: ‘These are high-performing jobs. This is not a call centre’ Picture: Bryan Meade

After a 17-year career in Silicon Valley, John Leenane is finally coming home. Last Tuesday morning the final international moving crate from California arrived at his new home outside Limerick.

The 44-year-old moved to the United States in 2000 with Irish technology firm Trintech before going on to work for well-known names such as Paypal and Verisign, as well as co-founding start-ups and dipping his toe in venture capital.

Leenane loved working in the Valley but,...

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