Welcome to the IrishCentral Digital Influencers, celebrating 40 of the most innovative, talented and hard-working Irish-born and Irish-American individuals leading the way in advertising, media, marketing, tech, e-commerce and a range of other entrepreneurial ventures and services.

IrishCentral’s Digital Top 40 are CEOs, COOs, Managing Directors and Founders, Creative Directors, Business Development VPs and Heads of Social Media. They are rising stars, high-powered executives, and thought leaders working from Dublin’s buzzing tech scene to Silicon Valley.

Many represent industry giants such as CNN, Google, AOL, Diageo, Maybelline, Grey and Universal Music. Others are the driving forces behind lauded start-ups and fast-expanding recent ventures, like Web Summit, AdRoll, NewsWhip, Hubspot, Handy, Trustev and Smigin.

Read through their profiles and see how many of the Top 40 first came to the US as recent graduates on the J-1 visa, without a job secured or a concrete plan in mind, and went on to have impressive careers. See how others have crisscrossed the globe working in their respective fields, or were inspired by early professional experiences to found their own companies, or now use their influence to help shape the future of the digital community.

In partnership with Guinness, IrishCentral raises a glass to all of the honorees – to their diverse achievements, their remarkable journeys, and their continued success.

The event honoring these influential Irish professionals will be held at Manhattan Penthouse this Wednesday, September 23. There are some tickets still available for purchase here.

Read about our 40 honorees in the booklet below: