Making IT the Real Difference to Our Customers' Businesses

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 difference-makers work 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

3200 + 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

€350+ Million Revenue (2023)

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

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

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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Our Technology Partners

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

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Amazon Web Services
Version 1 is a leader in Enterprise Cloud services and was one of the first AWS Consulting Partners in Europe. We specialise in migrating and running complex enterprise workloads in Public Cloud.
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Version 1 has been working in the Microsoft technology arena since 2006 and today is recognised as one of the most competent partners in the UK and Irish markets.
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Version 1 is recognised by our customers and Oracle for our leadership and ability to drive customer success through Oracle solutions and technology.
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Red Hat
Version 1 specialises in open source technologies and is recognised by our customers for our expertise in developing innovative, enterprise solutions through Red Hat technologies.
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Version 1 is proud to be an OutSystems Partner. As a long-term market leader, OutSystems are focused on constantly improving the developer experience and platform operation.
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Version 1 is a Snowflake Services Select partner. Version 1 enables customers to leverage Snowflake’s flexibility, performance, and ease of use to deliver more meaningful insights for business decisions. Version 1’s vast industry knowledge and expertise helps maximise the value of your Snowflake deployment.
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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.

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Louise Lahiff (pronounced “lew-ease")
Chief Operating Officer

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.

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Brad Mallard (rhymes with "dad")
Chief Technology Officer
Patrick Cooney (pronounced Pat - rick)
Chief Financial Officer
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.

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

Enda Diggins joined Version 1 as a Senior Applications Consultant in 2011. Enda is now the Managing 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.

Colm Gillard (pronounced “cah-lum”)
Managing Director, Enterprise Applications

Colm Gillard is the Managing Director of 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.

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Olivia Carroll (Pronounced Oh-liv-ee-ah)
Practice Director, Enterprise Applications
Peter Connolly
Peter Connolly (pronounced “P-tur”)
Managing Director, Operations

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Conor McColgan (pronounced con -nur)
Chief Revenue Officer

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.
Good enough is never our objective. We solve tough problems and make innovative suggestions.
Our customers are accustomed to working with driven, results focused Version 1 people.

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