Kilkenny All-Star hurler, Eoin Murphy, has joined expanding tech-company Stryve as a Business Development Manager. Eoin will work closely with Stryve’s growing clientele developing new opportunities and managing key accounts for the private cloud and security business based in Co. Carlow.

Since graduating with a Sports Degree from Waterford Institute of Technology, Eoin has combined his busy hurling schedule with a career in sales. He has worked as a medical rep with Phoenix Labs, at SME Finance and Leasing DAC and with Michael Lyng Motors in Kilkenny. Enthusiastic about his move into the technology sector, Eoin said,

I have always loved the interaction with people that goes with the job. I had a great mentor in Michael Lyng and I learned a lot from the years working with him. I have spent time now immersing myself in Stryve, the products, and their partners. The IT sector has really sped up and people need data at the fingertips now, whether at home or in the office. They need to know that it is secure and they don’t want to lose working time with data issues. I can immediately see companies that I have had dealings with in the past would benefit from the Stryve technology.”

The Kilkenny Goalkeeper has learned to manage a busy work life and hurling life over the past decade. He says he is good at separating the two big demands on his time. His four All-Ireland medals and two All-Stars help him get doors opened throughout the county.

He explains,  

Sport is very important in Ireland and there is nearly always someone in a company who is interested in the GAA. It takes a little organisation to get everything arranged but we get our training schedules well in advance so it can be done. As I get a bit more experienced I don’t let a bad day in one affect the other. I have learned how to achieve a healthy balance. ” 

Chief Information Security Officer, Paul Delahunty and Stryve CEO Andrew Tobin were introduced to Eoin through their involved in local GAA. Andrew approached Eoin about the role, one of 10 new jobs announced at the end of 2020 for the rapidly expanding company.

Andrew Tobin commented, 

“I was aware of Eoin’s reputation in business development and knew that he would be a great fit for our dynamic team on the cutting edge of private cloud technology. Working patterns have changed significantly, especially in the last year with more peopled than ever working remotely. Companies need confidence that secure, flexible and fully private back-up is available to them 24/7 with zero downtime. They also need the reassurance that a local team are available at the end of a phone.”

Stryve is growing its reputation as hands-on specialists who tailor private cloud solutions to the bespoke needs of SME’s throughout the UK and Ireland. The company, which recently announced deals with Zevas, NCBI and Fieldfisher, deploys private cloud security and services for example storage, infrastructure and disaster recovery, at an affordable price point. Its services are underpinned by an ISO security accreditation and Stryve guarantees data sovereignty from its state-of-the-art data centre in Cork.

Eoin concludes, 

“I know Andrew and Paul are from Tipp so I expect a hard time now and again!  So far most of the colleagues I have met have been on screen as the majority of us are working from home. I am really looking forward to meeting them in person, and I am looking forward to getting on the road and in touch with customers again. That said I think a lot of meetings that were in person will now be on the laptop. And that is the niche that Stryve are so good at filling.”

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