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Fiona McGuinness11-Mar-2022 18:22:301 min read

Investment Specialist appointed to Intact Board

Stephen McGivern has joined the Board of Intact as a Non-Executive Director.

The appointment was announced this week by Justin Lawless, CEO of the Dundalk-headquartered ERP systems providers that currently employ 184 across Ireland and the UK.

Intact work largely with merchant, wholesale and distribution businesses, providing perfect-fit business software and technology solutions.  Known as ERP systems, Enterprise Resource Planning enables businesses to better manage, automate and scale their operations.

A Director of EIIS Management Limited, which manages Goodbody EIIS Funds, Stephen McGivern is also a consultant with Baker Tilly in Dublin, where he was a partner for nine years.

Specialist in EIIS Funds and corporate finance, McGivern is a non-executive director to a number of companies, assisting with strategic plans and funding.

Stephen McGivern has vast experience working with growing Irish companies like McArdle Skeath Ltd, Walsh Whiskey and PJ Rigney Distillery & International Brands Ltd, the makers of Gunpowder Gin.  His direction and advice will assist Intact with its significant future growth plans for both domestic and international markets, CEO, Justin Lawless, says.

Intact is embarking on a strategic growth phase, with the recent opening of a new North London headquarters for the UK, as well as a new regional office in Cork.  The software firm currently employs 184 people.  There are plans to increase headcount by over 100 per year, for the next three years, including graduate recruitment.  This will facilitate enhanced client service on the ground, locally, as well as European and global growth planning.

Annual turnover, currently in the region of €17 million, has grown over 500% in the last ten years, with more than 60% growth anticipated in the coming year.

Intact is targeting 5,000 new users annually for its integrated software and technology solutions in its target verticals of product-focused distribution and wholesale businesses.


Fiona McGuinness

I've been part of the Intact family for 16 rewarding years. After completing my Business Studies degree, I knew Marketing was a field I wanted to pursue. Prior to joining Intact, I primarily worked in the financial sector, focusing on marketing for credit unions. When I started at Intact, I handled all the marketing tasks by myself. Over time, as our team expanded, so did my role. Now, I specialise in crafting compelling content across various platforms, from blogs to video scripts. No two days are the same, and I thrive on the dynamic nature of my role. Whether it's diving into customer case studies or lead campaigns, I'm driven by the positive impact our solutions bring to businesses. In an age where AI plays a significant role, I remain a firm believer in the power of authentic content. When I'm not working, you'll find me enjoying quality time with my family, sewing, or watercolor paintings.