Wall Street 50 – 2012 – Irish America https://irishamerica.com Irish America Magazine Thu, 18 Jul 2019 14:56:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.10 82361074 John J. Sullivan https://irishamerica.com/2012/09/john-j-sullivan/ https://irishamerica.com/2012/09/john-j-sullivan/#respond Mon, 17 Sep 2012 10:49:02 +0000 http://irishamerica.com/?p=12812 Read more..]]> John J. Sullivan is a partner at ConsulCapital, LLC, an international bank in Washington, D.C. with a focus on emerging markets and merchants in the Middle East. He is also a partner in the global law firm Mayer Brown LLP and has been featured on the Irish Legal 100.

John began his career in law  as a law clerk to Judge John Minor Wisdom and to Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter. He went on to hold a number of senior positions in the U.S.  Departments of Justice and Defense. John served as the U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce from 2007-2009, shaping trade and investment policies.

John attended Brown University for his bachelor’s and graduated from Columbia University School of Law as  Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar in 1985. A second-generation Irish American with roots in Kerry on his father’s side and Cork on his mother’s side, he says,“I am proud of my Irish heritage and the opportunities I have to promote Irish culture.”

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Kevin Sherlock https://irishamerica.com/2012/09/kevin-sherlock/ https://irishamerica.com/2012/09/kevin-sherlock/#respond Mon, 17 Sep 2012 10:48:07 +0000 http://irishamerica.com/?p=12807 Read more..]]> Kevin M. Sherlock is managing director and head of Loan and High Yield Capital Markets at Deutsche Bank AG. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank in June 1999, Kevin worked as vice president for BT Wolfensohn’s Financial Services M&A Advisory Practice. He is a chartered financial analyst and a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts.

A native of Queens, NY, Kevin graduated from SUNY Albany with a bachelor’s in finance and management information systems. He then went on to earn his master’s in finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Kevin, who has roots in Sligo on his father’s side and in Mayo and Roscommon on his mother’s side, is a second-generation Irish American. He is a member of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. Kevin and his wife, Amy, have three children, Erin, Timothy and Meghan, and Kevin says, “I do my best to tell my children all our family stories so they have the same connection as I do to our heritage.”

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George Scanlon https://irishamerica.com/2012/09/george-scanlon-2/ https://irishamerica.com/2012/09/george-scanlon-2/#respond Mon, 17 Sep 2012 10:47:55 +0000 http://irishamerica.com/?p=12803 Read more..]]> George Scanlon is CEO of Fidelity National Financial and brings nearly three decades of management expertise from diverse industries to this role. He joined Fidelity as COO in June 2010 from Fidelity Information Services, where he served as EVP – Finance. Prior to the FIS acquisition of Metavante in October 2009, he served as the CFO for FIS.

George received his B.A. in accounting from the University of Notre Dame, and his MBA from the University of Miami. He serves on the board of Ceridian Corporation and is the chairman of the Audit Committee, and he also serves on the board of Remy Corporation, American Blue Ribbon Holdings, and Duval Holdings. He is involved in a number of civic activities, and also serves on the boards of Jacksonville University and Leadership Jacksonville, and is a member of the Gator Bowl Executive Committee and the Jacksonville Civic Council.

Born in Chicago, George is a first-generation Irish American with Irish ancestry on both sides: his father has roots in counties Roscommon and Sligo, and his mother was born in Ennistymon, County Clare. He says of his Irish heritage: “I learned the principles of life from ancestors who were simple, honest, hardworking people with fortitude, strong faith and a focus on love of family.” George and his wife, Dianne, have two children and reside in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.

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Anita Sands https://irishamerica.com/2012/09/anita-sands/ https://irishamerica.com/2012/09/anita-sands/#respond Mon, 17 Sep 2012 10:46:38 +0000 http://irishamerica.com/?p=12799 Read more..]]> Anita M. Sands is group managing director and head of Change Leadership at UBS Wealth Management Americas, and is responsible for technology and operations along with designing and executing the organization’s transformational strategy. Previously, she was managing director, head of Transformational Management for Global Operations and Technology at Citigroup.Before moving to the U.S., Anita was at the Royal Bank of Canada, where in 2007, she was appointed as the youngest ever senior vice president in the history of the company.

Anita was recently named one of “ The TEN to Watch” by Registered Rep. Her educational background includes a Ph.D. in atomic and molecular physics and a first class honors degree in physics and applied mathematics from Queen’s University of Belfast. She attended Carnegie Mellon University where, as a Fulbright Scholar, she graduated with a master’s in public policy and management. She is also a graduate of the London School of Music, and a former all-Ireland public speaking champion. She was born in Drogheda, Co. Louth.

In June, Anita traveled to Haiti with Concern Worldwide, the Irish relief organization, and received the 2012 Women of Concern Award.

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Sharon T. Sager https://irishamerica.com/2012/09/sharon-t-sager-3/ https://irishamerica.com/2012/09/sharon-t-sager-3/#respond Mon, 17 Sep 2012 10:45:15 +0000 http://irishamerica.com/?p=12795 Read more..]]> Sharon T. Sager is a senior vice president and private wealth advisor at UBS Private Wealth Management. A CIMA, 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 each year since its inception in 2006. She has appeared on CNBC’s Squawk on the Street and Closing Bell. A native New Yorker, Sharon began her career in textiles and fashion upon receiving a B.A. from The College of Mount Saint Vincent.

She is co-chairman of the Board of Overseers for the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation, secretary of the board of directors of Careers Through Culinary Arts, a member of the Chairman’s Circle of the James Beard Foundation, and an active member of The Economic Club of New York and the Financial Women’s Association. Sharon is a mentor with the CEO-UBS Small Business Advisory Program.

Sharon is a second-generation Irish-American. Her father’s family, the O’Tooles, are from Galway, while her mother’s family the Carrolls, hail from Cork. She and her husband, Loring Swasey, live in Manhattan and in Remsenburg, Long Island.

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Timothy Ryan https://irishamerica.com/2012/09/timothy-ryan-4/ https://irishamerica.com/2012/09/timothy-ryan-4/#respond Mon, 17 Sep 2012 10:44:46 +0000 http://irishamerica.com/?p=12792 Read more..]]> Tim Ryan is vice chairman and the leader of PricewaterhouseCooper’s Assurance Practice. He has over 25 years of experience serving clients in the financial services industry, in the U.S. and internationally. Prior to his current position, Tim led PwC’s U.S. Financial Services practice. He 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. He has also served several of the firm’s major financial services clients, has been published or quoted in numerous publications and is a frequent contributor to industry events.

A certified public accountant, Tim is a graduate of Babson College, where he received degrees in accounting and communications. A second-generation Irish American and a Boston native, he joined the firm after graduation. Tim is the proud father of six children.

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Paul O’Reilly-Hyland https://irishamerica.com/2012/09/paul-oreilly-hyland/ https://irishamerica.com/2012/09/paul-oreilly-hyland/#respond Mon, 17 Sep 2012 10:43:23 +0000 http://irishamerica.com/?p=12787 Read more..]]> Paul O’Reilly-Hyland, managing partner of Ounavarra Capital, LLC, has 30 years of experience in the investment industry. He began his career in London with Charles Stanley, a London stockbroking firm, before joining Kleinwort Benson in 1986, as an institutional equity salesman. He transferred to Hong Kong in 1990 as general manager for Kleinwort Benson Securities (Asia).

In 1993, Paul moved to New York, where he would become head of international equity sales for Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein. After overseeing the growth and expansion of DrKW’s international equity presence, Paul joined J.P. Morgan as managing director and head of international equity sales. In 2001, he became a partner of Trinity Funds LLC, a global macro hedge fund, and currently serves as its managing partner. With his wife, Joelle, Paul established Ounavarra Capital in June 2007, to market select third party hedge funds globally.

A native of Dublin, Paul graduated with a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in finance from Trinity College Dublin. His father’s family is also from Dublin, while his mother’s family comes from Liverpool and the U.K. Paul is a Knight of Grace and Devotion of the Irish Association of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. He and Joelle have three children: Oliver, Ogden and Louisa. To Paul, being Irish means to “always expect the unexpected.”

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William O’Mara https://irishamerica.com/2012/09/william-omara/ https://irishamerica.com/2012/09/william-omara/#respond Mon, 17 Sep 2012 10:42:31 +0000 http://irishamerica.com/?p=12782 Read more..]]> William J. O’Mara is a senior audit partner with KPMG. His over 30 years of experience include SEC reporting; mergers, acquisitions and divestures; reorganizations and restructuring; and other technical and reporting matters. Bill completed two rotations in KPMG’s national office Department of Professional Practice: once as a senior manager and later as a partner. He is a member of the Board of Directors of KPMG LLP and KPMG Americas.

Bill earned a B.S. in business administration from Monmouth University. He is a licensed CPA in New York, New Jersey and CT, and is a member of the AICPA. He was the director of Corporate Audit for a Fortune 100 multinational industrial company, and the Senior VP of Acquisitions and CFO for a large international finance company.

Bill is a fourth-generation Irish American, with roots in Tipperary on his father’s side.  He says his Irish heritage means, “Being part of a proud people of faith, courage, and humility.”  He and his wife, Linda, have three grown children and live in New Jersey.

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James O’Donnell https://irishamerica.com/2012/09/james-odonnell/ https://irishamerica.com/2012/09/james-odonnell/#respond Mon, 17 Sep 2012 10:41:17 +0000 http://irishamerica.com/?p=12777 Read more..]]> James O’Donnell is a managing director and global head of investor sales and relationships at Citi. He joined Citi in 1999 and served as head of U.S. equities for four years. Afterwards, he was co-head of global investor sales, and was appointed to his current position in 2008. He is responsible for the distribution of Global Markets products to Citi’s Equities, Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities clients.

Prior to joining Citi, Jim was president and CEO of HSBC Securities Inc. in New York. His responsibilities included all equity, debt, futures and investment banking operations for HSBC in the U.S. He was also CEO of HSBC James Cape, HSBC’s global equity business. Before his tenure at HSBC, Jim was president and CEO of NatWest Securities in the U.S. He also held various roles at Drexel Burnham Lambert.

Jim received his B.A. in comparative religion from Princeton. He is second-generation Irish American, with his father’s family hailing from Dublin and his mother’s from Galway. Jim credits his Irish heritage, along with his family and his faith, as being the foundation of his life.

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Deirdre O’Connor https://irishamerica.com/2012/09/deirdre-oconnor/ https://irishamerica.com/2012/09/deirdre-oconnor/#respond Mon, 17 Sep 2012 10:40:07 +0000 http://irishamerica.com/?p=12772 Read more..]]> Deirdre O’Connor is a managing director in the Investment Management Division (IMD) at Goldman Sachs. She is the controller of Goldman Sachs Investment Strategies, including Goldman Sachs Investment Partners hedge fund and private equity funds. Deirdre is a member of the Goldman Sachs Asset Management valuation committee and is co-chair of Finance Women’s Network at Goldman. She is also a fellow at the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Deirdre was born in Cobh, Co. Cork and studied accounting at the Cork Institute of Technology. She is a board member of the Women’s Initiative for self employment and is an advisory board member for GOAL USA. She lives in New York City with her husband, Feargall, and their three children, Cliona, Colin and Ava. Deirdre says that she is “extremely proud” of her Irish heritage, and calls it “the foundation for how I approach life and work. Key values ingrained in the Irish culture are hard work, building long term relationships, and sharing lessons learned with the next generation.”

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