Shane Clifford is the executive vice president and co-head of global business development for the Permal Group where he is responsible for broadening the group’s world-wide footprint. Before joining Permal in 2008, Shane covered the U.K., Ireland, and Middle East markets as a vice president for BlackRock in London. He began his career in New York and New Jersey working for Merrill Lynch, where he held numerous positions covering institutional markets in the Americas.
Born in Limerick but based in the U.S. since 1998, Shane received his M.B.A. in international management from Boston University. He also holds a B.B.S. in business from the University of Limerick and says that his Limerick origins have endowed him with a personal and professional “drive to succeed.”
He was named one of the Top 40 Under 40 Irish in America by the Irish Echo for 2010. Shane currently lives stateside with his wife, Tricia, and three children: Liam, Owen, and Sean.