CARMEL OWENS APPOINTED AS CEO OF SIDERO
- Midlands-based technology company Sidero seeking to grow 150 strong workforce and €14 million annual turnover
- Carmel brings more than 20 years of technology industry experience to the role, having held senior executive roles in Sungard AS, Dell EMC, Version 1 and SQS (Expleo)
- Carmel is responsible for enhancing Sidero partnerships with technology leaders, such as AWS and Ericsson, and growing overall market share
Sidero, Ireland’s software, cloud and digital transformation specialist, today announces the appointment of Carmel Owens as its Chief Executive Officer. Carmel brings an excellent track record in business growth and more than 20 years of experience in the technology sector to her new position.
Founded in Athlone in 2013, Sidero builds transformative technology solutions and services for businesses, specialising in solving key challenges through software innovation. As well as a headcount of 150 people, the company has enjoyed considerable growth, with revenue rising 25% year-on-year to €14 million per annum.
As CEO, Carmel will assume responsibility for shaping Sidero’s strategy, increasing market share and spearheading the overall growth of the company. In addition to expanding Sidero’s customer base and enhancing its relationship with leading global technology partners such as AWS and Ericsson, Carmel will also be involved in ensuring the wellbeing of staff and delivering service excellence for clients.
“I’m thrilled and privileged to have been appointed as CEO of Sidero”, said Carmel Owens. “Sidero has been quietly successful in delivering innovative software solutions from the heart of Ireland that are powering some of the world’s most successful companies. I’m looking forward to taking the company to the next level of growth and bringing our cloud expertise, agile approach and high-performance platforms to more companies across the island of Ireland.”
Carmel is highly experienced in the technology industry, having held numerous senior executive roles with both indigenous and multinational technology leaders, including SQS (Expleo), Version 1 and Dell EMC. Most recently, she held the role of EMEA Vice President of Sales at Sungard Availability Services.
Carmel’s experience of successfully growing businesses dates back to her time as founding member and Sales Director of Irish IT distributor Commtech, where she drove early growth for the company which was ultimately acquired by US firm Arrow Electronics in 2017. Previously holding head of sales roles for regions across EMEA, Carmel also has experience in expanding business footprints into new markets. She established Version 1’s Northern Ireland business division in 2011 and will leverage her knowledge and experience in Northern Ireland to grow Sidero’s business there.