Sunday 16 June 2019

Reddit targets Ireland boss after Dublin move

Online discussion forum Reddit is to begin its search for an Ireland country manager next year, the first outside of the US.
Online discussion forum Reddit is to begin its search for an Ireland country manager next year, the first outside of the US.

Michael Cogley

Online discussion forum Reddit is to begin its search for an Ireland country manager next year, the first outside of the US.

The company announced the opening of a new office in Dublin last week, which will boast 25 staff this year. The bulk of the staff will belong to Reddit's engineering and operations teams and will be based out of a co-working space in Glandore House in Dublin city.

Reddit chief technology officer Chris Slowe said the new Dublin office will be its European headquarters "by default".

"We're not thinking much about sales or revenues here yet. The starting point in Glandore has been a really nice place. I think we'll see how far we can get in this building before establishing a real headquarters here and think about something more permanent," Slowe told the Sunday Independent.

"Next year will be when we begin thinking about a general manager and a head of country. At the moment we're looking at adding a couple of teams."

Slowe said that the logic behind choosing Dublin as its first non-US location was down to it being "culturally compatible" with the company's San Francisco home office.

"We're finally at a place where we can start to branch out a bit. Reddit has a long history of being small and lean on staff," Slowe said.

"We're following a trend of diversifying our offices away from just the US."

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