Business 100 - 2008

O'Leary, kevin

Kevin O’Leary/QUMAS

Kevin O’Leary is the Chief Executive Officer of QUMAS, one of Ireland’s leading software companies. He has been with the company since its inception and was responsible for the original design of the company’s first product release. Kevin has worked within regulated industries since 1987.

Born in County Cork, Ireland,  Kevin studied Computer Science at Cork IT and later went on to study Industrial Management through the Federation of European Production & Industrial Management Societies.

As part of the late 90’s software boom, QUMAS appeared as an early frontrunner.

In 2006, QUMAS was named Company of the Year by the Irish Software Association. Then in 2007 QUMAS was named as a visionary in the GRC Magic Quadrant by Gartner.

Kevin splits his time between Ireland and the Qumas office in New Jersey, and says, “As an Irishman that has lived and worked on both sides of the Atlantic, I continue to take pride in the incredible understanding and bond that exists between Ireland and the United States.”