Niall O’Donnell is the global head of investor services at Virtus Partners Fund Services, where he and his team have secured multiple mandates from global top 10 credit managers to provide services to alternative investment funds.
Niall was born in Co. Cork and holds his B.Sc. in finance from the University College of Cork, Ireland.
His paternal family have tracked their history back to the Battle of Kinsale in 1601, where they fought alongside Red Hugh O’Donnell. Niall’s maternal ancestors trace back to counties Cork and Tipperary.
For Niall, the significance of the Irish American experience became most apparent when he emigrated to the U.S. in 2010, and met those who continued to view Ireland as their home. “The most important part of our heritage to me is ensuring that my family and the generations to come have the same sense of pride, enthusiasm and joy to be Irish as I have,” he says.
Niall and his wife Christina live in Greenwich, Connecticut with their two daughters, Aoife and Emma.