Boundlessly breaking barriers: Roscommon’s Dee Coakley

It was brilliant to see a Rossie taking over the cover of one of the top Sunday newspaper pull-outs at the weekend. The Sunday Business Post publishes a quality ‘Technology in Business’ magazine once a month. It’s called ‘Connected’. The latest edition features an interview with Roscommon town native Dee Coakley. On the cover is a photo of Dee with the headline ‘Dee Coakley’s Boundless Potential’.

Daughter of well-known local couple Tom and Margaret Coakley, Dee has risen to the position of MD at a company called Boundless.

Emmett Ryan writes: “For Dee Coakley, becoming a founder was never part of the plan. But her experience in tech put her on course to create Boundless, one of Ireland’s most exciting young companies”.

The Sunday Business Post feature story explains what Boundless does. The company helps businesses with international teams employ staff in compliance with local laws, observing local taxes, and being able to stand out as a competitive employer in those markets.

Dee founded the company in 2019 (with partners) after a number of years working in the tech area. In her interview with Connected, she recounts how her career has progressed to this point, with various human resources roles in companies in different countries at different times.

Much-travelled, she eventually moved into ‘tech’ just over a decade ago. Like so many great ideas, the one that catapulted her career to a new level seems like a simple and obvious one. Dee identified problems faced by companies operating in different jurisdictions. Boundless helps those companies to overcome such challenges.

Boundless now operates in 13 countries (the target is to hit 35 by the end of this year) and employs 12 full-time staff and five contract staff. The aim is to have a 50-strong team by the end of 2021.

The company is on a pretty spectacular upward curve. The Roscommon woman (42) is now CEO. It’s a great success story.

Says Dee: “We’re at a really exciting point. We have great country reach, awesome customers and great responses…talent is everywhere. We all accept that now, especially after the last year. There are great people all over the world”.

Well done to Roscommon town woman Dee Coakley on this timely cover story feature in the Sunday Business Post – and we wish her ‘boundless’ continued success!