Wall Street 50 – 2006

David Brennan/Bear Stearns & Co.

David Brennan is a managing director of Bear Stearns & Co., and is also the national director of the Bear Stearns Advisory Services Alliance. As national director, it is Brennan’s responsibility to make sure that the Alliance does its job of helping accountants, lawyers, agents, and other professional advisors expand the services for high-net worth clients. Brennan joined Bear Stearns in 2003. Previously, he was a managing director at Oppenheimer & Co.

A second-generation Irish American, Brennan received his B.A. in history from Fordham University. In 1997, he and his wife traveled to Ireland and acquired a historic Georgian house, a former rectory, in County Limerick. His wife, Deirdre, who spent her summers on the family farm in Beale, Co. Kerry, recently produced a natural history documentary directed by renowned Irish wildlife filmmaker Eamon de Buitlear. The film, Sceillig & Bermuda, A Last Refuge, was broadcast on Christmas Day in Ireland last year. Brennan’s father’s family is from Kilkenny, while his mother’s parents are from Leitrim and Sligo. Brennan enjoys membership in the Irish Georgian Society, NYU’s Glucksman Ireland House, and he is on the Campaign Leadership committee for the Irish Repertory Theatre Company.