Fintech software firm Lightyear plans to double workforce to 60

Lightyear founders brothers Roger Gregg (left) and brother Chris

BELFAST fintech company Lightyear plans to double its workforce to 60 by the end of this year after a “transformational” 2021 in which it doubled its revenues and extended its global reach.

The company, founded in 2018 by brothers Chris and Roger Gregg, who have spent most of their working lives in Sydney and Silicon Valley, also launched five new partnerships in line with its strategy to accelerate via scalable partnership channels.

And Lightyear says that to help fuel its continued growth, it will double headcount again through 2022 across all business functions and also expand operations into North America, where it already has a significant customer base.

“We've got huge opportunities for the right people, and if you aren't afraid of a challenge, check out our current openings at,” chief executive Chris Gregg said.

The company, which established a global head office in Belfast four years ago with the backing of Invest NI, will recruit for software developers and staff in sales, marketing, customer service and management positions.

Operating from a 5,000 sq ft base in Catalyst in the Titanic Quarter, Lightyear offers cloud-based procurement and invoice processing automation software, and its suite of products is used by over 4000 businesses in 15 countries.

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