“We take great pride in being an Irish, employee-owned, IT solutions and services leader. Every day we leverage our 26 years of experience, continuous improvement and innovation to deliver excellence in enterprise technology solutions which transform our clients’ organisations and drive their continued successes.”
Teddy McCarthy, Managing Director & Co-Founder, Client Solutions
Who we are
Business technologists to Ireland’s leading enterprises
We might have diverse backgrounds and skill sets, but as Ireland’s leading Business Technologists, we unite under the common goal of helping our clients bridge gaps and harness the value of digital change and transformation strategies for their business advantage.
Knowledgeable & adaptable
Evolved to harness the value of digital change
20 years average experience as senior consultants
Client Solutions by name, and by nature for Ireland’s largest enterprises
Adept to execute and deliver against client expectations
Managing Director & Co-founder
Transforming the futures of Irish enterprises since our beginning
We have always lived by our values and beliefs, giving our people and our clients confidence in what we do. From the very beginning, through committed collaboration with clients and partners we have achieved much. Today that dedication to our clients remains steadfast as we transform and future-proof their organisations.
1994 | Founded in Cork
Born to lead companies into the digital era
Client Solutions was founded by Shemas Eivers and Teddy McCarthy in Cork in 1994 with a single minded purpose to transform the operations of large organisations through the early years of the digital era.
2001 | M & A with Horizon
New horizons for driving growth
The company was acquired for more than €12m by Horizon in January 2001, with the partners remaining in autonomous control for driving growth.
2008 | M & A with Avnet
Broadening appeal backed by global big hitters
In 2008, Horizon was then bought by a much bigger company, Avnet, a global leader of electronic components and services.
2017 | M & A with Tech Data
An entrepreneurial spirit fuelling innovation and growth
In 2018, Avnet was bought by Tech Data, but the culture in Client Solutions remained as entrepreneurial as possible ensuring the same efficiencies, effectiveness, innovation, eagerness, and pride all remained intact.
2018 | MBO by senior management
Reimagined after 30+ years
After a MBO by senior management, the company’s destiny is now back in their own hands. As Teddy puts it, “we wanted to give long-serving employees who have been with us for 20 years a chance to be part of the journey.”
Our leadership team
Chairman & Co-Founder
Managing Director & Co-Founder
Digital Transformation Director
SAP Solutions Division Manager
Ciaran is the Sales Manager with responsibility for our sales strategy, operations, client engagement, revenue growth, and effective management of our sales resources. He joined Client Solutions in 2019, prior to his appointment Ciaran held a number of Director positions in Dublin (Horizon Technology Group), London (Tate Bramald) and EMEA (Avnet Technology Solutions).
Mary is the HR Manager in Client Solutions. She has an Honours Business Degree from DCU and is professionally qualified with CIPD Chartered status. She also has a Diploma in Leadership & Executive Coaching. A senior HR professional with over 20 years’ experience across multiple industries in Ireland, Europe, and UK, Mary’s key areas of focus are talent management and building high performance teams, ensuring that our consultants have the necessary skill sets to deliver an excellent service to our customers.
Paul Hourican is a non executive director in Client Solutions. He is also the Chairman and former CEO of PFH Technology Group which he founded in 1985. PFH specialises in ICT Infrastructure and Managed Services.
Brian is our IT Manager and has been with Client Solutions since 2000. Brian comes from an infrastructure background. His journey in the company has seen Client Solutions adopt the best in available technology over the years. Brian and the IT Team ensure that Client Solutions is safe in terms of security, whilst providing support to keep the business operational.
Data Insights Director
Service Management Division Manager
David Reilly is the Service Management Practice lead at Client Solutions, joining Client Solutions in 2005 as an IT Service Management Technical Consultant. During this time he has been responsible for the successful delivery of many Service, Event and Infrastructure solutions projects with some of Ireland and Europe’s leading companies and brands. David has over 20 years’ experience in this space and is also a certified ITIL Expert. His goal is to help businesses deliver ITSM/ITOM solutions through simplification, integration and automation.
Impacting everyday lives in Ireland
One of the most rewarding aspects of working with Client Solutions is seeing our solutions impact upon everyday Irish life for the broader community. To that end we also support many local initiatives and charities that help promote a more inclusive community with equal opportunities for everyone. Here are some of the programmes we support.
Cope Foundation aims to enhance and support the lives of people with an intellectual disability and/or autism through a range of support and services.
I WISH is an initiative to inspire and encourage young female students to pursue a career in STEM. We managed the design and delivery of the I WISH mobile app
CoderDojo is a global movement of free, volunteer-led, community-based programming clubs for young people between 7 and 17.
Specialisterne Foundation is a non-for-profit organisation that works to enable one million jobs for people with autism or similar profiles (ADHD, OCD, dyslexia etc.)