As Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer with Global Securities Research & Economics for Merrill Lynch, Kathleen Lynch is responsible for the Finance, Human Resources, Marketing & Communications, Operations and Technology groups within Research.
Lynch began working for Merrill Lynch as an analyst in 1987; from 2001-05, she served as a business manager within the research department. Lynch attended Bucknell University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. She later received her MBA in finance and international business from New York University’s Stern School of Business.
Lynch is proud to be a first-generation Irish American. Her father’s family hails from County Galway, while her mother’s family (McAleavy) is from County Donegal. Now married with three children named Aidan, Aine, and Declan, Lynch reflects on her Irish upbringing: “I am very proud of my Irish heritage and am blessed to have seen Ireland through the eyes of my mother, who grew up in a fisherman’s village in County Donegal during tougher times. I hold her values very dear – work hard, share with others, enjoy the simple things in life, and hold faith and family dear.”