Monsoon Consulting Merges Iterate and Makes Two Key Appointments

Ambitious plans to become a Europe leader

Monsoon Consulting, Ireland’s No. 1 eCommerce provider has announced that it has merged Iterate, a leading Irish UX research and design agency that specialised in delivering digital solutions on open source technology, particularly Drupal, into its operations. This represents the first phase of Monsoon Consulting’s ambitious plans to become one of Europe’s leading B2B and B2C eCommerce and Digital Transformation agencies. As a result, a number of Iterate staff and clients including & Openet have moved over to Monsoon Consulting.

In addition, Iterate’s founder and Managing Director, Gary Hammond, has been appointed to the new role of Head of Digital Insights and Client Success at Monsoon Consulting where he will be responsible for the development and oversight of the implementation of a range of additional professional services offered by Monsoon.

Gary is one of Ireland’s leading digital professionals, having overseen the growth of Iterate from one to twelve within five years with a client base that included some of the best known and most recognisable brands and organisations in Ireland. Working with Monsoon, Gary will be working closely with and advising clients to identify competitive opportunities to allow them to thrive digitally that will lead to a significant return on investment. The business has also announced the appointment of Alastair Brodie in the new role of Commercial Director. He will be responsible for driving overall company revenue and business development, while ensuring the delivery of outstanding service excellence to all its clients.

With clients including the Football Association of Ireland (FAI), Central Bank of Ireland, Woodies DIY, Uniphar, SSE Airtricity League, Pallas Foods, Brymec UK, DLR (Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council) and One4All gift cards, this acquisition news comes just weeks after Monsoon Consulting unveiled plans to double revenues from a current €2.5 million to €5 million by 2021 and become a Europe leader. Recruitment for 15 new jobs is currently under way and include roles for Consultants, Software Developers, Dev-ops, UI-Ux designers and QA experts. Head count will reach 50 by the end of 2018 at the agency with offices in Dublin, London and Kiev.

More/ About Monsoon Consulting & quote from founder CEO Bharat Sharma

Independently owned and with its HQ in Clonskeagh, Dublin, Monsoon Consulting, founded in 2000, is a certified Magento Solutions Enterprise Partner and winner of the 2018 “Spirit of Excellence Award” at Magento Imagine in Las Vegas.

Monsoon Consulting specialises in Magento and Drupal, the world-leading Open Source digital platforms. It plans, designs, builds and supports commercial, scalable and highly engaging B2B and B2C Enterprise, eCommerce and Content digital platforms that are helping businesses to meet the digital experience expectations of their customers.

Bharat Sharma, founder and CEO, Monsoon Consulting said:

We’re delighted to work with the Iterate team under the Monsoon Consulting brand – this initiative introduces another level of expertise and insight into the business while accelerating our scalability plans. I’m also pleased that Gary and Alastair have become an important part of team at such an important and transformative time for the business.

Bharat Sharma

founder and CEO, Monsoon Consulting

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