Wall Street 50 – 2010 – 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 Vincent Walsh https://irishamerica.com/2010/08/vincent-walsh-2/ https://irishamerica.com/2010/08/vincent-walsh-2/#respond Sun, 01 Aug 2010 18:14:46 +0000 http://irishamerica.com/?p=7220 Read more..]]> Vince Walsh, director of operational risk management practice within KPMG’s Financial Services Advisory Services, has a Wall Street career spanning thirty years. He has spent the past twelve years with KPMG’s Financial Services Advisory Practice. He is KPMG’s operations leader for banks and brokers responding to the new IRS cost basis reporting requirements effective next year. Vince is treasurer and executive committee member of the Securities Operations Section of the SIFMA Operations and Technology Society.
Vince is a member of the American Irish Historical Society and the Notre Dame Alumni Association, Northern NJ Chapter. He is a third-generation Irish American on his father’s side. His great-grandfather left Killala, Co. Mayo and came to the U.S. around 1858. According to Vincent, the Walsh family motto “Transfixus sed non mortuus” – “pierced but not dead” – grounds him with “a sense of determination, shared history, shared commitment and values and a shared sense of humor!” Vince lives with his wife Susan and two daughters, Samantha and Jacquelyn, in Chatham, NJ.

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Sharon T. Sager https://irishamerica.com/2010/08/sharon-t-sager-2/ https://irishamerica.com/2010/08/sharon-t-sager-2/#respond Sun, 01 Aug 2010 18:13:10 +0000 http://irishamerica.com/?p=7225 Read more..]]> Sharon T. Sager is a senior vice president and private wealth advisor at UBS Private Wealth Management. She began her career in financial services in 1983 with Kidder Peabody & Co., which was acquired by Paine Webber Inc. and then by UBS. Barron’s has named her to its Top 100 Women Financial Advisors for the past five years. A native New Yorker, Sharon began her career in textiles and fashion upon receiving a BA from The College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, New York. She is a member of the board of directors of Careers Through Culinary Arts Program and the chairman’s circle of the James Beard Foundation, and an active member of The Economic Club of New York, the Financial Women’s Association, and 85 Broads.

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 Co. Galway, while her mother’s, the Carrolls, hail from Co. Cork. She lives with her husband Loring Swasey in New York City and Remsenburg, Long Island.

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Tim Ryan https://irishamerica.com/2010/08/tim-ryan/ https://irishamerica.com/2010/08/tim-ryan/#respond Sun, 01 Aug 2010 18:12:54 +0000 http://irishamerica.com/?p=7228 Read more..]]> Tim Ryan leads the U.S. Assurance Practice for PricewaterhouseCoopers and serves various clients. Prior to this, Tim led PwC’s U.S. Financial Services practice. Tim has also led PwC’s Consumer Finance Group and was a member of the PwC’s Closing the Expectation Gap committee.

Tim has served on the U.S. Board of Partners and Principals and its Admissions Committee, the Management Evaluation and Compensation Committee, the Clients Committee and on the firm’s Global Board of Directors. Tim has also served several of the firm’s major financial services clients. Tim has been published or quoted in numerous publications and is a frequent contributor to industry events.

He attended Babson College where he received degrees in accounting and communications. A second-generation Irish American, Tim says, “My Irish heritage has provided me with a strong appreciation for honesty and hard work.” He and his wife, Kelley, have six children.

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Brian Ruane https://irishamerica.com/2010/08/brian-ruane-6/ https://irishamerica.com/2010/08/brian-ruane-6/#respond Sun, 01 Aug 2010 18:11:34 +0000 http://irishamerica.com/?p=15610 Read more..]]> Brian Ruane was appointed CEO of BNY Mellon Alternative Investment Services (AIS) in November 2009. After completing the acquisition of PNC’s Global Investment Servicing business, AIS is now the second largest global hedge fund services provider with $355 billion in assets under administration and custody. He is a member of the operating committee of BNY Mellon and the board of directors and credit committee of Pershing LLC.

Brian graduated from Coláiste Éanna in Dublin in 1982. In 1989, he graduated from The Chartered Association of Certified Accountants in the U.K. and Ireland. In 1995, he earned his MBA in international banking from The Zarb School of Business, New York.

Brian sits on the advisory boards of The University College Dublin Michael Smurfit School of Business and The Zarb School of Business, New York.
His father comes from Crossmolina, Co. Mayo and his mother is from Drumhaldry, Co. Longford. He and wife Anna, who is from Dublin, live in New York with their four children.

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Joseph Regan https://irishamerica.com/2010/08/joseph-regan/ https://irishamerica.com/2010/08/joseph-regan/#respond Sun, 01 Aug 2010 18:10:13 +0000 http://irishamerica.com/?p=7235 Read more..]]> Joe Regan, managing director, is the chief risk officer of J.P. Morgan’s Asset Management line of business. Joe oversees risk management across the business groups of private bank, private wealth management and investment management. He also serves on the Asset Management Operating Committee.

An employee of J.P. Morgan since 1986, Joe has had a variety of financial, risk and operating roles over his 24 years, which include his prior experience as Asset Management’s chief financial officer and J.P. Morgan Asia’s chief operating officer. He worked most recently in Asia as a senior manager in the investment bank.

A native of Pennsylvania, Joe attended Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, where he obtained his BA. He is a third-generation Irish American on both sides of his family. His mother’s side hails from County Cork and his father’s side hails from County Mayo. About his background, Joe says, “My Irish heritage means a lot to me. It reflects the spirit of my grandparents, uncles and aunts, all possessing such unique character, wit and charm.” Joe currently resides in New York with his wife, Isamis, and their three children.

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Paul Purcell https://irishamerica.com/2010/08/paul-purcell/ https://irishamerica.com/2010/08/paul-purcell/#respond Sun, 01 Aug 2010 18:09:37 +0000 http://irishamerica.com/?p=7243 Read more..]]> Paul Purcell is chairman, president and CEO of Robert W. Baird & Co. Before joining Baird in 1994, Paul spent 22 years with Kidder, Peabody & Co., where he was a managing director and head of the Midwest Investment Banking Group. Paul graduated from the University of Notre Dame and earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. He received the University of Chicago Booth School of Business 2009 Distinguished Corporate Alumni Award. Paul is involved with the Cristo Rey Jesuit High School of Chicago and is a member of the board of directors of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association. He is on the Alverno College board of trustees, the Dean’s Advisory Board at the Wisconsin School of Business, and the advisory councils of the U. of Wisconsin, U. of Notre Dame Mendoza School of Business, and the U. of Chicago Booth School. He is on the board of directors of RC2 Corporation and the Greater Milwaukee Committee board and executive committee. Paul is a third-generation Irish American with roots in Co. Cork. He and his wife Patti have four children.

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James O’Sullivan https://irishamerica.com/2010/08/james-osullivan/ https://irishamerica.com/2010/08/james-osullivan/#respond Sun, 01 Aug 2010 18:08:15 +0000 http://irishamerica.com/?p=7247 Read more..]]> James “Jim” O’Sullivan is chief economist of MF Global, a financial services firm. He forecasts and analyzes macroeconomic developments and policy actions driving financial markets. He authors Macro for Markets, a weekly publication on the U.S. economy. Prior to joining MF Global in 2009, Jim was a managing director at UBS. He began his career at J.P. Morgan. Jim has been ranked as one of the top three economists in the Institutional Investor survey of U.S. fixed-income investors in each of the past five years, including first place in 2005, 2007, and 2008. He was named “Forecaster of the Year” in 2006 and 2008 by MarketWatch.

Born in New York, Jim grew up in Co. Offaly. His father is from Abbeyfeale in Limerick and his mother from Drimoleague in Cork. Jim holds a BA in economics from Trinity College Dublin, where he earned the distinction of scholar. He also earned 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’Shea https://irishamerica.com/2010/08/john-oshea/ https://irishamerica.com/2010/08/john-oshea/#respond Sun, 01 Aug 2010 18:07:22 +0000 http://irishamerica.com/?p=7250 Read more..]]> John O’Shea joined Westminster in 1987 and is now chairman and CEO, co-founding member of the Global Alliance Partners, and vice chairman of Monarch Capital Group LLC. He is a member of the New York Stock Exchange, the New York Board of Trade and the Securities Traders Association, as well as the American Council on Renewable Energy. John is also a non-executive director of BlueRock Energy, AllGreen Energy, and China Aoxing Pharmaceutical.

John has testified before the Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Congress regarding the impact of Sarbanes-Oxley regulation on U.S. companies. He has also spoken at the Great Hall of the People in China regarding coal technology.
John earned BA and MA degrees in economics from the University of Cincinnati,

He is a first-generation Irish American whose mother and father both came from Dingle, County Kerry. He says, “I carry my Irish heritage wherever in the world I travel. My dual citizenship binds me to the global community.”

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Alfred Nunan, Jr. https://irishamerica.com/2010/08/alfred-nunan-jr/ https://irishamerica.com/2010/08/alfred-nunan-jr/#respond Sun, 01 Aug 2010 18:06:54 +0000 http://irishamerica.com/?p=7254 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 and coordinates a team of bank product specialists. Al credits his contacts within the Irish American community for his continued success.

Prior to joining Capital One Bank, Al worked for Deutsche Bank in the Leveraged Finance Portfolio Group and Allied Irish Bank in New York. Al is the president of the Irish Business Association and serves on the Board of Directors of the Morris Center YMCA and Trinitas Health Foundation. He is on Shannon Development’s North American Advisory Council. He served nine years on the active roll of the First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry, a unit within the Army National Guard.

Al 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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Shane Naughton https://irishamerica.com/2010/08/shane-naughton/ https://irishamerica.com/2010/08/shane-naughton/#respond Sun, 01 Aug 2010 18:05:23 +0000 http://irishamerica.com/?p=7257 Read more..]]> Shane Naughton is vice president, enterprise account strategy in the tax & accounting business of Thomson Reuters. Previously, he was a founder and chief technology officer of TaxStream LLC, which was acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2008.

Shane grew up in Athlone, Co. Roscommon and earned a BA in computer science and an MSc in artificial intelligence from Trinity College Dublin, where he was elected a scholar of the university. He came to the U.S. in 1997 and says, “Being part of the Irish community in New York makes one very aware of what it means to be Irish, and the positive influence Irish people and culture have on the local and global community. To be Irish here means you can tap into the vast reserves of goodwill built up by generations that have come before. I am proud to be an active member of the community and continue that tradition, and look to serve it in whatever way
I can.”

Shane is chair and trustee of the U.S. Fund of Trinity College Dublin, an American Ireland Fund Young Leader, a member of IN-NYC business network and the Irish Arts Center, and a supporter of Concern Worldwide.

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