Wall Street 50 – 2009 – Irish America https://irishamerica.com Irish America Magazine Thu, 18 Apr 2019 19:22:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.10 82361074 Brian Sweeney https://irishamerica.com/2012/04/brian-sweeney/ https://irishamerica.com/2012/04/brian-sweeney/#respond Tue, 10 Apr 2012 18:42:21 +0000 http://irishamerica.com/?p=8304 Read more..]]> Brian Sweeney is a managing director of Marco Polo Network, a financial services firm with a specialized focus on emerging markets. Brian was one of the founding members of the company, which was established in New York City in 2001. With offices across the major emerging markets, Marco Polo Network is one of the fastest growing platforms capitalizing on global demand for emerging market investments and the growth of new marketplaces across the globe. Brian, who has over 15 years experience in trading and operations, is responsible for client strategy and sales of equities, futures and fixed income to Quant Funds and Proprietary Trading Desks in Europe and the USA. He began his career at Citigroup before becoming an options specialist on the NYSE floor, and developed his emerging markets expertise while at the Standard Bank of South Africa.

A Dublin native, Brian was educated at Terenure College and University College of Dublin, where he received a BA in economics and English. He resides in New York City with his wife, Fabienne and two children, Liam and Xavier.

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Patrick Shouvlin https://irishamerica.com/2012/04/patrick-shouvlin/ https://irishamerica.com/2012/04/patrick-shouvlin/#respond Tue, 10 Apr 2012 18:40:01 +0000 http://irishamerica.com/?p=8301 Read more..]]> Patrick J. “Pat” Shouvlin began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Cincinnati in 1977. He moved to New York in 1986 to work in the firm’s Strategic Planning department. He was admitted to the partnership in 1988 and joined the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions group in 1990. In 1992 he joined the Insurance group and led the group from 1996 to 2003. Pat is the global engagement partner on American Express and Zurich Financial Services.

Pat holds a BA in history from Denison University and an MBA in finance from The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School with an MBA in finance. He is on the Executive Committee of the Board of Overseers of St. John’s University, School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science, is a member of the AICPA, and is a licensed CPA in NY, Connecticut and Ohio.

Pat’s grandfather, PJ Shouvlin, was born in the town of Ardara, Donegal, in 1863 and emigrated with his family in 1866. PJ, with only four grades of formal education, became an engineer and designed one of the first internal combustion engines for use in the oil fields in the US.

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John Shea https://irishamerica.com/2012/04/john-shea/ https://irishamerica.com/2012/04/john-shea/#respond Tue, 10 Apr 2012 18:39:13 +0000 http://irishamerica.com/?p=8298 Read more..]]> John Shea is vice president and CIO for Eaton Vance. He is responsible for all technology leveraged across Eaton Vance and supervises a staff of more than 70 employees. John has over 10 years of experience in the investment industry and over 25 years working in technology.

Prior to joining Eaton Vance, he was director of information technology at Batterymarch Financial Management, an asset management subsidiary of Legg Mason. Previously, John was senior vice president of MFS Investment Management. Before entering the financial services industry, John developed software for the nuclear power industry and spent nearly 10 years as an officer in the U.S. Navy Submarine Force (Nuclear Power Program). He is currently a captain in the Naval Reserve.

John holds a BS in marine engineering from Maine Maritime Academy, an MBA from Anna Maria College and a graduate certificate in internet technologies from Boston University.

The native Bostonian is a second-generation Irish American with roots in Cos. Killarney and Kerry, and is married with five children.

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Sharon Sager https://irishamerica.com/2012/04/sharon-sager/ https://irishamerica.com/2012/04/sharon-sager/#respond Tue, 10 Apr 2012 18:38:00 +0000 http://irishamerica.com/?p=8296 Read more..]]> Sharon Sager, senior vice president of investments, is a private wealth advisor at UBS Financial Services Inc. A 25-year veteran of the financial securities industry, Sharon previously worked in the textile industry. She graduated from the College of Mount St. Vincent with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts. Later, she obtained the Certified Investment Analyst degree from the Investment Management Consultants Association. In 1983, she began her financial career at Kidder Peabody & Co., which merged with Paine Webber in 1995 and UBS in 2000. Sharon is a member of the board of directors of the Careers Through Culinary Arts Program.

In 2006, 2007 and 2008 Sharon was named one of Barron’s “Top 100 Women Financial Advisors,” and will be again in 2009. She was also named to Barron’s “Top 1,000 Advisors” in 2009. Sharon is a second-generation Irish American and holds membership in the Irish Georgian Society and the New York Irish History Roundtable. Her father’s family, the O’Tooles, is from County Galway, while her mother’s, the Carrolls, hail from County Cork.

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Brian Ruane https://irishamerica.com/2012/04/brian-ruane-3/ https://irishamerica.com/2012/04/brian-ruane-3/#respond Tue, 10 Apr 2012 18:36:47 +0000 http://irishamerica.com/?p=8293 Read more..]]> Brian Ruane is executive vice president of Client Management and head of Financial Institutions at The Bank of New York Mellon. Brian is a member of the Bank’s Operating Committee and sits on the board of Pershing LLC and BNY Mellon Financial Services PLC, an Irish bank. In March 2009, Brian joined the Bank’s newly created Sovereign Advisory Board, tasked with best serving sovereign organizations, sovereign Wealth Funds, sovereign pension plans and central banks.

Brian graduated from Colaiste Eanna in Dublin in 1982. In 1989, he graduated from The Chartered Association of Certified Accountants in the U.K. and Ireland. In 1995, he received his MBA in international banking from The Zarb School of Business, New York. Brian sits on the advisory boards of The UCD Michael Smurfit School of Business, Dublin, and The Zarb School of Business, New York.

Brian’s father comes from Crossmolina, County Mayo and his mother is from Drumhaldry, County Longford. He and his wife Anna, from Dublin, live in New York with their four children.

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Declan Quirke https://irishamerica.com/2012/04/declan-quirke/ https://irishamerica.com/2012/04/declan-quirke/#respond Tue, 10 Apr 2012 18:35:39 +0000 http://irishamerica.com/?p=8290 Read more..]]> Declan Quirke grew up in Dalkey and moved to the US for studies at Columbia. Declan, head of health care M&A for Cowen and Company, joined the firm in 2001 from Robertson Stephens where he was co-head of their East Coast M&A activities. Prior to Robertson, he was a managing director in PaineWebber’s M&A Group responsible for all of their technology and healthcare M&A. Declan focuses on Cowen’s Biotechnology, Specialty Pharmaceutical and Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Services sectors in Europe and North America. He has originated and executed a large number of transactions across a range of geographies and sectors, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, exclusive sales, spin offs and other assorted defense and financial advisory assignments.

Declan received an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business and a BE in mechanical engineering from University College Dublin, Ireland. Prior to business school, he was a project engineer for Babcock Power PLC, a nuclear and defense contractor in the UK. Declan is married to Karen Murphy and they have four daughters and one son.

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James O’Sullivan https://irishamerica.com/2012/04/james-osullivan-2/ https://irishamerica.com/2012/04/james-osullivan-2/#respond Tue, 10 Apr 2012 18:34:38 +0000 http://irishamerica.com/?p=8286 Read more..]]> James “Jim” O’Sullivan is a managing director and senior economist for UBS. While the collapse in US housing was more dramatic than expected, he had been forecasting significant weakening in sales and prices and spillover to the overall economy. Jim was co-ranked first in economics in the Institutional Investor survey of fixed-income investors in 2007 and 2008. He was named Forecaster of the Year for 2008 and 2006 by Dow Jones MarketWatch.

Born in New York, Jim grew up in Co. Offaly. His father is from Limerick and his mother is from Cork. Jim says, “People in Ireland take an exceptional interest in political and socioeconomic developments. Growing up there stimulated that interest in me. As an economist, I am focused on the interactions among government policy, financial markets, and the economy.”

Jim holds a BA in economics from Trinity College Dublin, where he achieved the distinction of Scholar, and an MA in economics from Queen’s University in Ontario. He lives in Manhattan with his Offaly-born wife, Margaret Molloy, a marketing executive, and their sons, Finn and Emmet.

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John O’Donoghue https://irishamerica.com/2012/04/john-odonoghue/ https://irishamerica.com/2012/04/john-odonoghue/#respond Tue, 10 Apr 2012 18:32:04 +0000 http://irishamerica.com/?p=8283 Read more..]]> John F. O’Donoghue is the head of equities at Cowen & Company L.L.C and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. As such, John oversees the firm’s research sales, sales trading, and all trading areas of the firm, along with strategic planning and expansion of the firm’s franchise.

Prior to joining Cowen in 2005, John was managing director and co-head of trading at Credit Suisse First Boston and was a member of that firm’s Global Equity Operating Committee. Before that, he was a partner at Schroders PLC and spent 17 years working with Schroders, including six years as managing director.

A native of County Down, John received an honors BSc degree in economics from Queen’s University in Belfast. He moved to the United States in 1980 and has been active in the American Ireland Fund, serving on the last seven chairman’s committees for the annual New York Gala. John also serves on the QUB Advisory Board (US) and is married to Debbie with two sons, John Patrick and Brendan.

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Anthony O’Callaghan https://irishamerica.com/2012/04/anthony-ocallaghan/ https://irishamerica.com/2012/04/anthony-ocallaghan/#respond Tue, 10 Apr 2012 18:30:33 +0000 http://irishamerica.com/?p=8281 Read more..]]> Anthony “Tony” O’Callaghan is a director and relationship manager for Credit Suisse Private Banking USA, based in New York. Tony has over 26 years of experience as an investment professional. Prior to joining Credit Suisse (DLJ) in 1994, he was with Kidder, Peabody & Co. for 12 years. Tony’s focus is on providing wealth management solutions for corporations, foundations and pension plans as well as senior corporate officers, family offices and ultra high net worth and high net worth individuals. Tony is among the most senior advisors in Credit Suisse’s Private Banking USA with particular expertise in asset allocation and fixed income. He earned his BA in economics from Michigan State University.

Tony is a fourth-generation Irish American whose great grandfather came to the United States in the late 19th century. His branch of the O’Callaghans traces back to County Mayo, where you can still see the ruins of the once great O’Callaghan castle. Tony and his wife Patti have three children: Anthony Ryan, Julia Britten and Bonnie Diane. They have all visited Ireland and speak to their friends there regularly.

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Alfred Nunan Jr. https://irishamerica.com/2012/04/alfred-nunan-jr-2/ https://irishamerica.com/2012/04/alfred-nunan-jr-2/#respond Tue, 10 Apr 2012 18:29:24 +0000 http://irishamerica.com/?p=8279 Read more..]]> Alfred Nunan, Jr. is a senior vice president of Business Banking at Capital One Bank. He manages over one hundred business banking relationships for the bank and coordinates a team of bank product specialists. Despite the economic slowdown, Alfred continues to successfully develop new business for the bank, and credits his contacts within the Irish American community for his continued success.

Prior to joining Capital One Bank, Alfred worked for Deutsche Bank in the Leveraged Finance Portfolio Group and Allied Irish Bank in New York.

Alfred is the president of the Irish Business Association and serves on the Board of Directors of the Morris Center YMCA. He served nine years on the active roll of the First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry, a unit within the Army National Guard, and continues to serve as a non-active member. Alfred is a third-generation Irish American who traces his Irish roots to Castletown Conyers, Limerick. He is a graduate of The Hun School of Princeton and received a BS degree in economics from Monmouth University. He resides in Maplewood, NJ with his wife Anne and three children Bridget, Freddy and Denis.

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