Making IT the Real Difference to Our Customers' Businesses for Over 25 Years

About Version 1

Version 1 proves that IT can make a real difference to our customers’ businesses. We are trusted by global brands to deliver IT services and solutions which drive customer success. Our team of over 2,500 dedicated difference-makers works tirelessly to provide independent advice and deliver impactful changes to help our customers navigate the rapidly changing Digital-First world we live in. Our greatest strength is balance in our efforts to achieve Customer Success, Empowered People and a Strong Organisation, underpinned by a commitment to our values. We believe this is what makes Version 1 different and more importantly, our customers agree.

Version 1 by Numbers

2,500+ Strong Team

Comprised of empowered, engaged, and driven people who are wired to deliver Customer Success

Over 25 Years

Delivering real, tangible and measurable differences to our customers' businesses, and doing it excellently

€195 Million Revenue

High performing profitability to enable operational excellence, innovation, and success for our customers

98% Retention

For over twenty five years, we have been building longterm outcome focused relationships with our customers

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Proving That IT Makes a Real Difference to Our Customers' Businesses for over 25 Years

Investing in Innovation to Drive Customer Success

The Version 1 Innovation Labs, established in 2018, demonstrates the ‘art of possible’ by exploring cutting-edge technologies with our customers. Successfully partnering on projects such as ICBF, with whom we explored Blockchain to reduce greenhouse gas and produce better-tasting beef, our Innovation team works by developing a ‘Proof of Value’ project over a period of up to 12 weeks, enabling the customer to ‘prove the value’ of the technology to their business, focusing on how it can deliver tangible benefits, as opposed to exploring innovation for innovation’s sake.

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Join us in making real differences

At Version 1, we are a people business. The game-changing IT services and solutions that we offer our clients wouldn’t be possible without great people leading the charge. When it comes to attracting and retaining talent, we understand that a continued commitment to employee development and happiness is paramount. We provide our people with the necessary tools and experience they need to be successful both professionally and personally – wherever their time at Version 1 might take them. So, what makes a great Version 1 team member?
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We know that our greatest strength is balance in our efforts to achieve Customer Success, Empowered People and a Strong Organisation. Those looking for a short term result or an easier road might sacrifice one commitment for another, but at Version 1 we never have, and never will.
- Tom O’ Connor – CEO of Version 1

Our Technology Partners

We partner with global technology leaders to provide our customers with the highest quality solutions and services.

Meet Our Key People

With years of industry experience and expertise, our senior managers live and breathe the values that define everything we do at Version 1 and continue to lead our vision of what an IT consultancy should be. Below you'll find details of our leadership team, alongside a phonetic pronunciation of their name as part of our wider #StartsWithaName initiative.

Tom O'Connor - Ceo
Tom O'Connor (sounds like "bomb")
Chief Executive Officer

Tom O'Connor joined Version 1 in 2001, spending over 17 years in the company as the Head of consulting, Sales Director and COO where he was responsible for sales, operations and for organic growth. Tom was appointed CEO of Version 1 on the 1st of April 2017.

Version 1 employee
Andrew Langford (pronounced “an-droo”)
Chief Financial Officer

Andrew Langford joined Version 1 in 2017. Andrew trained as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte, possesses over 14 years Board experience and was previously CEO and CFO of FBD Holdings plc. Listed on Dublin and London Stock Exchange.

Version 1 employee
Louise Lahiff (pronounced “lew-ease")
Director of Strategy, Planning and People

Louise Lahiff began her career in Version 1 in 2014 where she joined as the Head of HR - UK. After almost three years in this role, Louise took up a commercial position as the Director of Sales Operations, with a responsibility to manage and improve the Sales Operations function within Version 1. In 2019 Louise was appointed as Head of Group HR and transitioned into the role of Director of Strategy, Planning, and People in 2021.

Joe-O'-Brien
Joe O’ Brien (rhymes with "glow")
Chief Commercial Officer

Joe’ O Brien joined Version 1 over 12 years ago, initially as a technical consultant before making the transition into Sales. Promoted through the ranks, Joe was appointed CCO of Version 1 in 2017 and plays a key role in ERP acquisitions.

Kevin Ryan
Kevin Ryan (sounds like "seven")
Head of Corporate Development

With a background in Corporate Law, Kevin Ryan joined Version 1 in 2014 as our business was beginning to grow across the UK. Now heading up our Corporate Development function, Kevin is primarily responsible for lead generation, negotiation, and execution of acquisitions in addition to setting M&A strategy, being secretary to the Board, and managing all shareholder matters.

Ken MacMahon
Ken MacMahon (sounds like "pen")
Head of Technology and Innovation
Lorna McAdoo
Lorna McAdoo (pronounced “lore-nah”)
Head of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance)

Lorna McAdoo is the Head of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) at Version 1. Lorna has over 20 years’ experience in the IT sector in Northern Ireland. Lorna was responsible for all operational activities for the Northern Ireland business unit of Version 1 up until 2021. Having grown the Operations to over 80 people, she was appointed the Head of ESG for Version 1 in 2021.

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Colm Gillard (pronounced “cah-lum”)
Practice Ops Director, Oracle Applications

Colm Gillard is the Practice Ops Director, Oracle Applications at Version 1. With 14+ years' experience working in senior technology and finance leadership roles both domestically and internationally, Colm joined Version 1 in 2013 to lead the migration of the European Shared Service Centre in PepsiCo to the latest version of Oracle’s flagship ERP solution. Appointed as the Head of the ERP Consulting Practice in 2016, Colm led large finance transformation programmes at Musgrave and Primark. In 2019 Colm took over the leadership of the Oracle Applications Commercial team and subsequently established the Oracle ERPM & HCM Cloud Practice in 2020 which is now one of the fastest growing practices within the Version 1 business delivering flagship engagements at Irish Rail, Swiss Re and Petrofac.

Peter Connolly
Peter Connolly (pronounced “P-tur”)
Practice Operations Director (Ireland Digital & Cloud Solutions)

Peter Connolly

Enda Diggins
Enda Diggins (pronounced “N-da”)
Practice Operations Director (UK Digital, Data and Cloud)

Enda Diggins joined Version 1 as a Senior Applications Consultant in 2011. Enda is now the Practice Operations Director (UK Digital, Data and Cloud) at Version 1. Enda is responsible for running this high-growth practice, with a strategy to grow Version 1's UK footprint and customer base in addition to recruiting and building a permanent Version 1 team to continue to drive growth across the UK.

John Mullen (sounds like "gone")
Director & Co-Founder

John Mullen was responsible for co-founding Version 1 along with Justin Keatinge in Dublin, Ireland in 1996 and was appointed a Director of the Version 1 Board of Management in March of 2017. John was responsible for driving the growth of Version 1 from a start-up to the 1000+ strong workforce we have today. Currently, John is the Innovation Director of Version 1.The Innovation Engine was launched in 2017 as part of Version 1’s ongoing commitment to the research, development, and implementation of innovation solutions to address our customer’s pain points.

Our History

Over the years we’ve grown sustainability and carefully, but with a purpose and drive that has never wavered. Here’s to the past, present and future of strong organisational growth, empowered people and shared success.

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Wired to Deliver

Every decision we make is governed by six core values. They are simply stated, non-negotiable and ever present.

Honesty and Integrity
Telling customers what they need to hear – not what they want to hear.
Personal Commitment
Being accountable and keeping commitments
No Ego
Having an open, helpful and ‘No Job Too Small’ attitude.
Customer First
Actively seeking customer feedback to understand your business.
Excellence
Good enough is never our objective. We solve tough problems and make innovative suggestions.
Drive
Our customers are accustomed to working with driven, results focused Version 1 people.

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