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John O’Beirne takes the reins as executive director of Square’s Europe operations

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  • Executive Appointment:
    • John O’Beirne, former Bank of Ireland executive, joins US fintech Square as executive director of its Europe operations.
  • Leadership Role:
    • O’Beirne will lead growth and strategic direction for Square Europe, based in Dublin, Ireland.
  • Succession:
    • He succeeds Jason Lalor, who served as executive director for over three years and left in February to become the CEO of UK paytech Conferma Pay.
  • Banking Experience:
    • O’Beirne brings decades of banking, commerce, and business experience, having spent almost 20 years at Bank of Ireland in various senior positions.
  • Accomplishments at Bank of Ireland:
    • Under O’Beirne’s leadership, Bank of Ireland achieved the number one position in the Irish commercial market and is recognized for successful market entry strategies.
  • Previous Roles:
    • O’Beirne held diverse roles at Bank of Ireland, including director of business banking, CEO of the mortgage business, head of cards, payments, merchant acquiring, head of mortgage underwriting and restructuring, head of risk, and head of European property.
  • Square’s Focus:
    • Square emphasizes O’Beirne’s role in driving growth opportunities for sellers across all European markets, crucial in today’s trading environment.
  • Square’s Business:
    • Square provides business management products and point-of-sale (POS) software tools for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), covering payments, sales, inventory, and staffing.

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