Gillian Moody named managing director of Stryve.


Cyber security company Stryve, headquartered in Carlow, has announced a key new role. Wicklow woman Gillian Moody has been appointed Managing Director of Stryve Ireland.

The rapidly expanding tech company has offices across Ireland, the UK, Morocco and Poland. Formerly the general manager at Stryve, Gillian will run the operation in Ireland from its head office in Co. Carlow, managing a growing team of 40-plus people.

Image of Gillian Moody director of Stryve outside.

Ms Moody explains, 

“The company is on a steep growth trajectory, doubling in size for two consecutive years. As a group, it is on track for €10M turnover in 2023 and Stryve Ireland is a significant portion of this success. I look forward to taking on the new responsibilities of Managing Director of Stryve Ireland and helping to align the Irish operations as the company continues to expand across Europe and beyond.” 

Gillian spoke with Sue Nunn of KCLR’s The Way it is, on International Women’s Day about her career path and what it’s like to come through the ranks as a woman in tech. 

Speaking about the appointment, Stryve CEO Andrew Tobin said, 

“We have ambitious plans to position Stryve on the world stage. The future is exciting, and we will rely on strong leadership to forge our way forward. Gillian brings over twenty years of experience in senior leadership positions to her new role at Stryve IE. Her experience will be invaluable to take Stryve to the next level.”

Gillian graduated from Waterford Institute of Technology having studied Computer Applications. More recently she earned a Diploma in Leadership at the UCD Professional Academy. Gillian has two decades of experience in senior leadership roles with an impressive client list, including Bank of America, Lidl Ireland, Nokia and the Royal Australian Navy. Gillian also ran and successfully sold her own IT support business in Co. Carlow, providing technical support to a network of clients including the Department of Justice.

Gillian’s wealth of experience working with Global Enterprises and SMEs in technical and sales roles gives her unique insights into Stryve’s operational requirements.

Stryve is an award-winning Irish cyber security company with its HQ in Carlow. Its clients range from SMEs and start-ups to Governments and large multinationals across 20 European countries.

As an ISO 27001-certified company, Stryve was named Cyber Security Company of the Year (2022) by the ICTTF, and Cyber Security and Compliance Company of the Year (2021) by Chamber Ireland. Stryve is proud to be certified as a carbon-neutral company, employing 50 people in Ireland, the UK, Morocco and Poland.

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