Archive for December, 2017

Weekly Comment:
Times Square’s Waterford Crystal New Year’s Eve Ball

For the 18th year in a row, Waterford Crystal will be the focal point for over one billion pairs of eyes as the Waterford Crystal Times Square New Years Eve Ball begins its descent at 11:59 New Years Eve. The ball, the current iteration of which has been in place since the 2007 centenary ofRead more..

Weekly Comment:
Redeeming Bing Crosby,
the Voice of Christmas

Bing Crosby was once considered the greatest crooner of all and his recording of “White Christmas” remains the best-selling single of all time, with an estimated 100 million copies sold world-wide. And yet the distortion of Bing Crosby’s accomplishments and reputation has been as remarkable as his career. Here, we debunk many of the mythsRead more..

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Irish America’s 2017 Business 100 Awards with SAP CEO Bill McDermott (Photos)

Irish America magazine celebrated its 2017 Business 100 Awards on December 13 at the Metropolitan Club in Manhattan, recognizing the contributions of 100 Irish and Irish American business professionals to the corporate world. Bill McDermott, CEO of the global software giant SAP, delivered the keynote speech. “I think about being in this room in theRead more..

David J. Walsh

David J. Walsh is president and CEO of Amalgamated Life Insurance Company, CEO of Alico Services Corporation, and oversees operations for the entire Amalgamated Family of Companies. His leadership team is credited with improving the organization’s infrastructure and expanding its offerings and national footprint. Previously, David served in senior executive positions at AIG and SwissRead more..

Jim Waldron

As a senior advisor at Prime Clerk, Jim Waldron cultivates client relationships, communicates regularly with the bankruptcy community, and assists with the development of marketing strategies. He is also the director of EDRM at Duke Law and previously served for three decades as the Clerk of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District ofRead more..

Ted M. Sullivan

Ted M. Sullivan is a global client partner at SAP America’s consulting practice, serving over 300,000 customers in 190 countries. With more than 18 years of experience focusing on strategy and operational consulting, Ted previously held executive positions at dRSTi360, which he co-founded, IBM, and KPMG. Ted traces his mother’s ancestors to County Tyrone, andRead more..

Caroline Sullivan

Caroline Sullivan is a managing director and global banking controller for Bank of America. Based in New York, Caroline joined the company in 2011 as the controller for Bank of America’s main broker dealer. Previously, she spent six years at Morgan Stanley, where she held a variety of controllership roles in New York and HongRead more..

Bill Sullivan

Bill Sullivan is the global head of Capgemini’s financial services market intelligence group, responsible for Capgemini’s global portfolio of financial services and overseeing a team of strategy consultants and sector analysts to help Capgemini’s financial services clients across the globe address complex strategic issues. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Bill attended Tufts University and graduated withRead more..

Kelley Spillane

Kelley Spillane is senior vice president of global sales at Castle Brands. He joined Castle Brands during its start-up and has been an integral part in the company’s substantial domestic and international growth. Previously, Kelley was with Carillon Importers, where he was instrumental in the development of Absolut Vodka and the launch of Bombay SapphireRead more..

Kathryn Spain

Kathryn Spain is the head of European equity sales in North America for Credit Suisse. Currently based in New York, she previously managed the international distribution platform for the Western U.S. out of San Francisco for 12 years. Prior to Credit Suisse, she held positions with Investec Asset Management, Barings Asset Management, and Bank ofRead more..