O'Riordan Rodgers, Mary
MARY O’Riordan Rodgers is the CEO of Stateside Solutions, a full service recruitment firm specializing in market entry set up and recruitment for foreign companies expanding into the U.S. marketplace.
With the company’s knowledge and expertise of the U.S. market, Stateside has created the “Stateside Starter Program” which is a suite of services tailored to companies expanding into the U.S. market, providing guidance on all aspects of setting up operations from company registration to processing payroll. A native of Co. Limerick, O’Riordan Rodgers attended the National University of Ireland at Galway and the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, learning a bachelor’s degree in economics and a diploma in marketing.
“I graduated in 1993 when there was little or no work opportunities in Ireland. I was lucky enough to have a U.S. passport and headed to New York,” O’Riordan Rodgers says. “After some early jobs I was fortunate to establish my career with the guidance and support of another Irish American, Margaret Rowe. Nearly 20 years on, it is interesting to see the cycle is repeating itself and how America and the Irish diaspora are once again supporting each other and the new Irish emigrants.”
Stateside has offices in New York and Galway, so O’Riordan Rodgers travels back and forth frequently. She and her husband Charlie have two daughters.
“I am extremely proud to be Irish, and it is something I am even more appreciative of having traveled and worked abroad. Our long-standing reputation as honest and hard working people has opened many doors for me in business,” O’Riordan Rodgers says.“There is a great willingness to help and see each other succeed among the Irish diaspora and the countless Irish organizations. Personally and professionally I feel fortunate to be part of the large global Irish network.”
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