Wall Street 50 – 2006

Noel M. O’Rourke/Oppenheimer & Co. Inc

As a Vice President in the Financial Services Group at Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. Noel M. O’Rourke has been responsible for providing financial advice and executive services to both national and international high-net-worth clients for the past 14 years. Since joining Josephthal & Co. Inc., (which later was acquired by Oppenheimer) in 1992, Noel has gained an expertise in financial management that has allowed him to attract and retain a very successful clientele.

Noel attributes his success to a simple strategy. “Trust is something that should be earned, and earning someone’s trust is the first step toward a long and mutually rewarding relationship with a client.”

O’Rourke was born and raised in Sligo, Ireland and attended Galway University. He came to the United States in 1992 and enjoys return trips to Ireland every so often. He has a strong interest in the arts, and finds time to vacation in the Hamptons on Long Island. When asked to provide a statement on how he lives his life, Mr. O’Rourke responded, “Treat everyone equally no matter his or her station, for the true measure of a man cannot be measured by material wealth.”