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“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

Experienced

20 years average experience as senior consultants

Strategic planners

Client Solutions by name, and by nature for Ireland’s largest enterprises

Skilled implementors

Adept to execute and deliver against client expectations

Teddy McCarthy, Client Solutions
“Client Solutions has grown from strength to strength from day one. Central to that continued success is the talent, experience and soft skills of our teams, who always put our clients’ needs first and develop innovative solutions to complex IT challenges.”

Teddy McCarthy

Managing Director & Co-founder

Our story

Transforming futures for Irish enterprises since inauguration

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 and continue to transform business futures.

1994 1994

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 2001

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 2008

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.

20172017

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.

20182018

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.”

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People

Our leadership team

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Shemas Eivers

Chairman & Co-Founder

Shemas Eivers co-founded Client Solutions with Teddy McCarthy in 1994 and is our Chairman. Shemas is an experienced IT services professional who has been an owner-manager of several companies. He is responsible for teams in multiple locations including Ireland, Poland and Spain.
Teddy McCarthy | Client Solutions

Teddy McCarthy

Managing Director & Co-Founder

Teddy McCarthy, co-founded Client Solutions with Shemas Eivers in 1994 and is our Managing Director. Teddy is responsible for the selection of strategic best of breed technologies that Client Solutions deliver to the top 500 companies in Ireland and is actively involved in managing large projects & large customer accounts.
Declan Ballantyne | Client Solutions

Declan Ballantyne

Digital Transformation Director

Declan Ballantyne is the Operations Director with Client Solutions and leads the Software Development Practice. Declan has over 30 years experience in various roles in the Software Development sector. On an ongoing basis, Declan’s primary role is on improving Enterprise Effectiveness within the organisation. Declan has also led programmes and projects of national significance. These include the design, development and delivery of National Register Systems for three of the four National Screening programmes.
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Sinead Hickey

SAP Solutions Division Manager

Sinead Hickey is the SAP Division Practice Lead at Client Solutions. With over 20 years’ experience in SAP consulting across multiple industries, Sinead is focused on ensuring our customers derive the greatest value possible from their SAP investments and can leverage the latest technologies available.
Ciaran Doherty | Client Solutions

Ciarán Doherty

Sales 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 Gaughan | Client Solutions

Mary Gaughan

HR Manager

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 | Client Solutions

Paul Hourican

Non-Executive Director

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 Kelly | Client Solutions

Brian Kelly

IT Manager

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.

Damian Maloney | Client Solutions

Damian Maloney

Data Insights Director

Damian Maloney is our Data Insights Director and leads the Data Insights Practice. Damian has more than 25 years experience working in consultancy and has overseen many successful Data Insights projects with customers in the Telco, Banking and Utilities industries, helping these customers develop and deploy outstanding data platforms that accelerate and enhance business success.
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Leo Murphy

Sales Director

Leo Murphy is Sales Director at Client Solutions having joined the company as a field sales representative in 1997. During his time with Client Solutions he has worked across all practices in the company selling into and account managing some of the company’s largest accounts. Working closely with marketing & sales Leo also manages some of our largest accounts.
Patricia O’Herlihy | Client Solutions

Patricia O’Herlihy

Finance Director

Patricia is the Finance Director of Client Solutions, joining Client Solutions from the Horizon Group which acquired Client Solutions in the early 2000’s. Patricia is responsible for leading the Finance team in supporting Client Solutions’ full suite of Finance requirements which include Financial reporting, Budgeting, Sales billing, Banking and Tax. Her goal is to ensure that all the stakeholders of Client Solutions get the best service possible from the Finance team.
David Reilly, Client Solutions

David Reilly

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.

Community involvement

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.)

Interested in joining our growing team? Browse through our open positions.