John Riordan

John Riordan is Director of Support for Canadian eCommerce powerhouse, Shopify. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Shopify International Ltd. John works from his home office in Douglas, from where he leads a variety of different customer support teams for Shopify, including groups in Ireland, Canada, New Zealand and Lithuania, as well as the Philippines, Japan and China. All of John’s teams work from home, a business model he has been an evangelist for over the last 20 years in the US, UK and Ireland. After graduating from UCC (B. Comm) and UCD (MBS) he spent much of his career in the US - working for Apple, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Arise Virtual Solutions and US Airways. In 2010, John and his family returned to Cork where he now resides with his wife and two teenagers. John also serves on the board of Grow Remote, an organisation advocating for remote work and the board of Sanctuary Runners which focuses on the integration of asylum seekers and refugees

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