Interim Dean, UCD College of Business
Professor Anthony Brabazon
Interim Dean, UCD College of Business
Anthony Brabazon is Professor of Accounting and Associate Dean and Director of UCD Smurfit School.
Previous positions held in UCD include Vice-Principal of Research and Innovation for the College of Business and Law, Head of Research for the School of Business and Programme Director for the Master of Accounting Degree. Anthony was also academic project director for the design and construction of the undergraduate Quinn School of Business. In addition, he has held a variety of pro bono and non-executive directorship positions in professional bodies and other organisations, including membership of the Ethics Board of CIMA and a member (and chair) of the CCAB-I (Accounting Standards Consultative Committee - Ireland).
His primary research interests concern the development of natural computing theory and the application of natural computing algorithms to real-world problems, including the domain of business and finance. He is co-founder and co-director of the Natural Computing Research and Applications Group at UCD. Anthony has published in excess of 200 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers and has authored or edited fifteen books. He is founder of EvoFin, the only dedicated European research workshop on the application of evolutionary algorithms to computational finance and economics and is also a member of the IEEE Computational Finance and Economics Technical Committee.
Anthony completed his B Comm and Dip. Prof Accounting studies at UCD before qualifying as a professional accountant with KPMG. Subsequently he undertook postgraduate studies at number of universities including Trinity College Dublin, Heriot-Watt, Kingston and Stanford.
CBS News White House & Sr. Foreign Affairs Correspondent
CBS News White House & Sr. Foreign Affairs Correspondentv
Margaret Brennan is the White House and senior foreign affairs correspondent for CBS News. She is based in Washington and reports on the Trump Administration for all CBS programs.
In this role she has reported on major national security stories including nuclear negotiations with Iran, restoration of diplomatic ties with Cuba, the standoff with North Korea, the conflict in Ukraine, and the accord to transfer control of Syria’s chemical weapons. Her reporting has taken her around the world with President Obama as well as Secretaries of State Kerry and Clinton as well as Defense Chiefs Hagel and Carter.
Brennan was also part of the CBS News team honored with a 2012-2013 Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Award for coverage of the Newtown tragedy.
Prior to joining CBS News, Brennan spent a decade covering the global financial markets. She anchored a weekday Bloomberg Television show called “InBusiness with Margaret Brennan.” Previously, she was a correspondent at CNBC with a focus on the consumer during the financial crisis. She also contributed to various NBC News programs.
Brennan is a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations and sits on the Advisory Board for the University of Virginia School of Politics.
A Connecticut native, Brennan graduated with highest distinction from the University of Virginia, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Foreign Affairs and Middle East Studies with a minor in Arabic. As a Fulbright-Hays Scholar, she studied Arabic at Yarmouk University in Irbid, Jordan. She is also the recipient of an honorary doctor of letters degree from Niagara University.
Principal Susan Carey Dempsey Communications
Principal Susan Carey Dempsey Communicationsv
Principal Susan Carey Dempsey Communications; Editor-in-Chief onPhilanthrophy.com
Susan Carey Dempsey is Executive Director of the Governors Island Alliance, a nonprofit organization working on behalf of New York City’s Governors Island, advocating for the creation of outstanding parks and public spaces and the thoughtful reuse of the Island and its historic structures. For nearly a decade, Susan served as executive vice-president of Changing Our World, Inc., an international philanthropic services company that provides a wide range of consulting services to nonprofits, corporations, foundations, and individuals in philanthropy.
Susan is the editor-in-chief of onPhilanthropy.com, a global online resource she co-founded for philanthropy professionals; she organized a series of Summit on Philanthropy conferences in New York. As a journalist for The New York Times as well as other newspapers, magazines and radio, Susan received awards for reporting on civic affairs and environmental issues from Sigma Delta Chi, the Society of Professional Journalists.
In addition to being a fundraising and communications consultant, Susan has served on the board of directors for several non-profit organizations besides the North American Advisory Board of UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, including the Paul R. Carey Foundation, which assists cancer survivors by funding quality of life initiatives; Brooklyn Community Services; St. Gabriel’s Youth House; and the Ireland’s Children Committee of the American Ireland Fund.
Susan and her husband, Martin, live in Bucks County, PA. They are the parents of Kate, Susie and Ted.
Leads the DCG merger and acquisition support team
Leads the DCG merger and acquisition support teamv
Jim DeHayes leads the DCG merger and acquisition support team to create opportunities tailored to a profile defined in advance by the client. Because of the confidential and intensely personal nature of this work, he is able to service a limited number of strategic buyers.
Mr DeHayes’ senior management relationships throughout the industry, coupled with unique strategic vision and market intelligence, offer a creative approach to developing merger and acquisition opportunities. Many companies have concluded that traditional methods, including auctions, are less productive than friendly, privately negotiated agreements.
Mr DeHayes is also an authority in marketing and distribution strategy and implementation for the financial services industry. He has successfully guided clients through the complex process of developing new distribution systems tailored for new products, evolving existing distribution into higher levels of productivity and profitability, and adapting distribution to new competitive realities.
Prior to founding DCG in 1983, Mr DeHayes served as Chief Marketing Officer for a major diversified financial services company. As a consultant, his counsel has been sought by clients in all sectors of financial services. His credentials include alumnus Harvard Business School Owner President Manager Program and graduate of Leadership in Professional Services, Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Finance Consultant from the American College, and an MBA from the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University.
Mr DeHayes has addressed numerous industry conferences, and serves as North American Development Director for the International Insurance Society
Formed The Dilenschneider Group in 1991
Formed The Dilenschneider Group in 1991v
Robert Dilenschneider formed The Dilenschneider Group in 1991.
Prior to forming his own firm, he served as President & CEO of Hill & Knowlton Inc, tripling that organization's revenues to nearly $200 million. He was with Hill & Knowlton for 25 years.
Experienced in a number of communications disciplines, Mr Dilenschneider is frequently called upon by the media to provide commentary and strategic public relations insights on major news stories. He has counselled major corporations, professional groups, trade associations and educational institutions, and has assisted clients in dealings with regulatory agencies, labor unions, consumer groups and minorities, among others.
He is a member of the advisory board of the Center for Strategic & International Studies and New York and Presbyterian Hospital. He is a member of The Bretton Woods Committee; serves on the Board of Governors of the Leader to Leader Institute; a Trustee of the Institute of International Education; and a former member of the Board of Governors of the American Red Cross.
He serves as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the US-Japan Business Council, the Economic Clubs of New York and Chicago, and the Florida Council of 100. He is also a member of the Public Relations Society of America and the International Public Relations Association. He is a Fellow to the International Association of Business Communicators and, in recognition of contribution in promoting New York City, he received the City’s Big Apple award. In 2001, he received an honorary Doctorate of Public Service degree from Muskingum College.
Mr Dilenschneider is widely published, having authored 12 books, and has lectured before scores of professional organizations and colleges.
He received an MA degree in Journalism from Ohio State University and a BA from the University of Notre Dame.
President and CEO of Northwell Health
President and CEO of Northwell Healthv
Michael J. Dowling is president and chief executive officer of Northwell Health, which delivers world-class clinical care throughout the New York metropolitan area; pioneering research at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research; a visionary approach to medical education, highlighted by the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine; and health care coverage to individuals, families and businesses through the CareConnect Insurance Co., Inc. Northwell Health is the largest integrated healthcare system in New York State with a total workforce of about 61,000 employees – the state’s largest private employer. With 21 hospitals, 6,675 hospital and long-term care beds, more than 450 outpatient physician practices and a full complement of long-term care services, Northwell is one of the nation’s largest health systems, with $9.5 billion in annual revenue.
Prior to becoming president and CEO in 2002, Mr. Dowling was the health system’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. Before joining Northwell Health in 1995, he was a senior vice president at Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
Mr. Dowling served in New York State government for 12 years, including seven years as state director of Health, Education and Human Services and deputy secretary to the governor. He was also commissioner of the New York State Department of Social Services.
Before his public service career, Mr. Dowling was a professor of social policy and assistant dean at the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Services, and director of the Fordham campus in Westchester County.
Mr Dowling has been honored with many awards over the years including the Alfred E. Smith Award from the American Society for Public Administration, the National Human Relations Award from the American Jewish Committee and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.
Mr Dowling is Chairman of the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL). He is also Past Chairman of the Greater New York Hospital Association, the Healthcare Association of New York State and the League of Voluntary Hospitals of New York. He serves on numerous other boards, including the Holocaust Center of Nassau County.
Mr. Dowling grew up in Limerick, Ireland. He earned his undergraduate degree from University College Cork (UCC), Ireland, and his master’s degree from Fordham University. He also has honorary doctorates from University College Dublin, Hofstra University and Dowling College.
Founder and President of Drew Company, Inc
John E. Drew
Founder and President of Drew Company, Incv
John Drew is Founder and President of Drew Company, Inc., a Boston-based real estate management and development company that is internationally known for its innovative real estate projects.
As developer of the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center Boston, John Drew is a pioneer in the development for Boston’s revitalized South Boston Seaport District. Mr Drew led the development of a three-building, 1.75 million s.f. expansion of the Trade Center that included hotel, offices, retail and parking facilities. The 426-room Seaport Hotel opened in 1998, World Trade Center East opened in 2000, and World Trade Center West opened in 2002. In addition, Mr. Drew’s company was named co-developer of Waterside Place, a 1.2 million s.f., mixed-use project in the South Boston Seaport District.
Mr Drew’s second major trade center project is the International Trade Center in Washington, DC, which opened in 1998 and is located at the Ronald Reagan Building, the US Government’s most prominent site for trade promotion. Trade Center Management Associates (TCMA), manages, leases and operates the 3.1 million s.f. facility.
In 2010, Mr Drew will open a World Trade Center in Dublin, Ireland and will launch a web-based company focused on international trade
Mr Drew received his Master’s degree from Boston University and is one of the region’s top authorities on public-private partnerships and development. His civic commitments include: Chairman Emeritus for Caritas Christi Health Care System in Boston; Chairman Emeritus/Executive Committee Member of A Better City; and Chairman of the Massachusetts District Export Council. He is also Vice Chairman of the World Trade Centers Association, headquartered in New York City, as well as Honorary Consul to the Principality of Monaco.
Mr Drew received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters (LHD) from Newbury College and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Boston Jaycees. He was honored as one of the “Top 125 Leaders Making a Difference in Boston,” from Banker and Tradesman, and was named “Developer of the Year” by NAIOP (National Association of Industrial and Office Properties). Most recently, Mr Drew was recognized by the Irish Echo Magazine, receiving the Golden Bridges Award; Industry Partner for 2009/Hall of Fame from the Massachusetts Lodging Association; the Henry L. Shattuck Public Service Award from the Boston Municipal Research Bureau; and the Starfish Thrower Award from Operation A.B.L.E.
President and Chief Executive Officer of Glansaol
Alan T. Ennis
President and Chief Executive Officer of Glansaolv
Alan T. Ennis , President and Chief Executive Officer of Glansaol. Glansaol, which is Irish for “Pure Life”, is a world-class, global beauty & personal care company, with an integrated portfolio of premium, complementary brands.
Prior to joining Glansaol, Mr. Ennis was President and Chief Executive Officer of Revlon, Inc. from 2009 to 2013. Revlon Inc. is a $1.5 billion global beauty & personal care public company with a portfolio of iconic brands across segments, geographies, and channels. Revlon, under Mr. Ennis’ leadership, generated top line growth, sustained highly competitive operating profit margins, delivered positive cash flow, and saw a five-fold increase in share price.
Mr. Ennis joined Revlon in 2005 and, prior to becoming President and CEO, served as President, Revlon International since May 2008 and as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since November 2006. Prior to joining Revlon, Mr. Ennis held several senior positions with Ingersoll-Rand Company, a $10 billion leading global innovator and solutions provider, and he began his career in 1991 with Arthur Andersen in Ireland.
Mr. Ennis is a Chartered Accountant and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland; has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from University College Dublin, Ireland; and has a Master of Business Administration Degree from the Stern School of Business at New York University.
Mr. Ennis serves on the Board of Directors of three organizations: (1) University College Dublin Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School; (2) Children’s Medical Research Foundation, Inc. (Children’s Hospital in Ireland); and (3) Nutrabolt, a rapidly growing developer and marketer of innovative sports nutrition products.
Mr. Ennis was the 2011 Recipient of the National Breast Cancer Coalition Leadership Award; and he was the UCD Quinn School of Business Alumni of the Year in 2012. In his spare time, Mr. Ennis is an active marathon runner and tri-athlete, and also enjoys golf and tennis. He resides in New Jersey with his wife Michelle and their three young children.
Managing Director, Food & Ingredients, Bunge Limited
Managing Director, Food & Ingredients, Bunge Limitedv
Gordon Hardie has served as Managing Director, Food & Ingredients at Bunge Limited since July 2011.
Prior to joining Bunge, Gordon founded Morningside Partners, a corporate strategy and M&A advisory firm focused on the food and beverage industries in 2009. Prior to that, from 2003 to 2009, he led the Fresh Baking Division of Goodman Fielder Ltd, the leading producer of bakery brands in Australia and New Zealand, and held leadership roles at companies in a variety of international markets, including as Group General Manager, Marketing at Southcorp Wines; Vice President, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa at Fosters Group International; and Regional Director, Americas & Asia Pacific at Pernod Ricard.
Gordon is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and of the National Association of Corporate Directors.
He holds an MBA from UCD Smurfit School; a B.A (Hons) in Languages and Psychology and Higher Diploma in Education from University College Cork; and has completed the Advanced Management Programme and the AVIRA CEO Programme at INSEAD.
Gordon resides in Manhattan, NY with his wife, Rachel Murray, and their two younger children and holds Irish and Australian citizenship.
Managing Partner, COSIMO Venture Partners
Managing Partner, COSIMO Venture Partners
Ciaran is Managing Partner of COSIMO Venture Partners, an operational and investment firm with offices in Dublin and Boston. COSIMO transforms the most promising Irish & UK tech startups into global leaders with focused mentoring, smart strategy and venture capital.
Ciaran is a serial entrepreneur and has founded seven companies and been CEO at five. He has had two sell side exits and been involved in four buy side transactions. He has brought over twenty-five products/services to market, created over fifteen brands and raised over $100m in venture and corporate capital.
He was the founder of Ovation now part of the hugely successful and global MCI Group. He was also founder and first Chairman of the Dublin Convention Bureau and one of the pioneering lobbyists for the now hugely successful Dublin Convention Centre. He currently serves on the board of exciting technology start-ups, iTagged, GoParkit, Locatible and Nova Leah.
Ciaran is a strategic thinker, proven operator and innovative marketer for which he has won international awards. His business interests have taken him all over the globe where he has spoken at many prestigious conferences and events. His true passion is using this key business, marketing and international experience to benefit and grow promising companies, especially in the technology sector.
Ciaran is a graduate of UCD where he studied History and Political Science. He resides in Beverly, Massachusetts, on Boston’s North Shore, but travels back to Dublin regularly. He is married to Amanda and has two daughters, Elle and Jess and one son, Nathan.
Global Chief Operating Officer for KPMG International
Shaun T. Kelly
Global Chief Operating Officer for KPMG Internationalv
Shaun Kelly is the Global Chief Operating Officer for KPMG International. In this position, he manages the day to day operational aspects of the firm’s Global Strategy and oversees the delivery of global initiatives. Working with the Global leadership team he drives high performance and efficient service delivery across the KPMG network.
Shaun was previously the Vice Chair – Operations for KPMG LLP (2010-2015). In that role he was responsible for forecasting and planning and monitoring the execution of the firm’s financial plan. He also had responsibility for oversight and execution of key KPMG shared services including finance and accounting, information technology, operations services and internal audit.
From 2005-2010 he was the Vice Chair in charge of KPMG’s U.S. Tax practice and Regional Head of the Americas Tax practice. Shaun was a member of the firm’s Management Committee from 2005-2015. Prior to assuming the Vice Chair role in 2005, Shaun served as the leader for KPMG’s Global Transaction Services practice and Regional Coordinating Partner for the Transaction Services practice in the Americas.
Shaun grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and joined KPMG International’s Irish member firm in Dublin in 1980 and transferred to the U.S. firm’s San Francisco office in 1984. He was admitted to the U.S. partnership in 1999.
Through his various leadership roles and his extensive work serving a broad range of significant U.S. companies which span a number of industries, Shaun has keen insights regarding marketplace trends and the business issues companies face in today’s environment.
Shaun has extensive international merger and acquisition and corporate restructuring experience. He has helped structure transactions and has provided due diligence assistance at a number of Fortune 500 clients as well as several large financial institutions.
Shaun earned a Bachelor of Commerce, First Class Honors from University College, Dublin. In 2015 Shaun was awarded a degree of Doctor of Science Economics, honoris causa by Queens University, Belfast.
Shaun is Chairman of the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business North American Advisory Board.
He is also Chair of the Northern Ireland US Advisory Council East Coast arm, set up to help the Northern Ireland Executive accelerate investment and trade opportunities, a Member of the Board of Directors of the American Ireland Fund, and member of the Board of Directors of the Irish Arts Center in New York. Shaun is Treasurer and member of the Executive Committee of Enactus, an organization of students, professors and industry leaders who use their business knowledge to help improve the lives of people worldwide. He is Co-Chair of KPMG’s Disabilities Network and member of KPMG’s Diversity Advisory Board.
Founder, The Vision Lab (TVL)
Trevor F. Madigan
Founder, The Vision Lab (TVL)v
Trevor Madigan is founder of The Vision Lab (TVL), a firm which helps companies transform by tapping into the wisdom of their employees. TVL have developed advanced engagement analytics software using artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to gather insights from large numbers of employees in a simple and fast way.
Trevor has served in several technology leadership positions over the past decade and in 2012 he was named to the ‘Irish America: Top Business 100’ List. Trevor sits on the advisory board of University College Dublin, graduate business school and the advisory board of nonprofit Social Entrepreneurs Ireland.
Prior to founding TVL, Trevor was based at Facebook New York. As Global Business Manager, he led international sales & business development for Facebook’s key partners, advertisers and some of the World’s leading brands, such as Samsung, Microsoft and Unilever. Trevor joined Facebook after almost 15 years in global sales and marketing leadership positions with Nokia, Mulberry and Mitsubishi.
He holds a DBS in Business Strategy from the London School of Economics and a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Politics from University College Dublin. Trevor is a native of Dublin, Ireland and now resides in Manhattan, New York with his wife Breanne and son Conor.
President and CEO of Cane Investments, LLC
President and CEO of Cane Investments, LLCv
Judith A. McHale is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Cane Investments, LLC, a private investment company focused on providing early stage capital and strategic advice and assistance to start-up companies in the United States and around the world.
Prior to her current position Ms. McHale served as the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, helping lead America’s engagement with the people of the world. Appointed by President Obama, she was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 21, 2009 and sworn in on May 26 of that year.
As Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Ms. McHale oversaw the operations of the Bureaus of Education and Cultural Affairs, International Information Programs and Public Affairs with an annual budget in excess of $1.3 Billion. As a senior officer in the Department of State and a principal advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Ms. McHale worked closely with Secretary Clinton to develop and implement a new strategic framework for public diplomacy in the 21st century. During her tenure Ms. McHale traveled to over 45 countries and played a key role in a number of critical bi-lateral strategic dialogues, including helping to lead dialogues with Russia, India, China, Indonesia, Pakistan, Brazil and South Africa. In addition Ms. McHale worked closely with the White House and the National Security Council to develop a coordinated approach to global strategic communications across multiple government departments and agencies including the Department of Defense, the Central Intelligence Agency and US/AID.
Ms. McHale is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Discovery Communications. For two decades, Ms. McHale was a leader in building Discovery Communications, the parent company of the Discovery Channel, into a far-reaching and renowned global media enterprise, with offices in 22 countries and multiple business units, including more than 100 television channels available to more than 1 billion subscribers in 170 countries. She forged partnerships around the world and created innovative strategies based on a strong understanding of local market conditions which helped to drive profitability and dramatically increase shareholder value. She spearheaded numerous acquisitions, including The Learning Channel in 1991 and the Travel Channel in 1997. During her tenure as President, Discovery’s revenues increased tenfold, with annual revenues topping $3.3 billion.
In the 1980s, Ms. McHale served as General Counsel for MTV Networks, overseeing legal affairs for MTV, Nickelodeon and VH-1. Drawing on the experience developed over many years living abroad, Ms. McHale became a principal architect of the company’s rapid international expansion.
In 2006, after nearly 20 years at Discovery, Ms. McHale started a new phase of her career in partnership with the Global Environment Fund, a private equity firm based in Chevy Chase, MD. Ms. McHale worked to launch the GEF/Africa Growth Fund, an investment vehicle intending to focus on supplying expansion capital to small and medium-sized enterprises that provide consumer goods and services in emerging African markets. As part of her efforts to launch the Africa Growth Fund, Ms. McHale received a commitment of $50 million from the Overseas Private Investment Corp. (OPIC).
Ms. McHale has also provided leadership to a range of organizations engaged in global affairs and development. She served on the boards of the Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa, Africare, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the National Democratic Institute, and Vital Voices. In 1998, Ms. McHale was appointed by Governor Parris Glendenning to a four year term as a member of the Maryland State Board of Education. In 2008, she was the co-chair of the Platform Committee of the Democratic National Convention.
Ms. McHale is a member of the Board of Directors of Ralph Lauren Corp. She has also served on the Boards of Directors of John Hancock Financial Services Corp; Potomac Power and Electric Company (“PEPCO); Host Hotels and Resorts, Inc. and, Digital Globe, Inc.
Ms. McHale is a graduate of the University of Nottingham in the UK and Fordham University Law School in New York. She has received numerous awards and honorary degrees in recognition of her many accomplishments, including honorary degrees from the University of Maryland, American University, the University of Miami and Colby College.
Chairman and CEO of the Chubb Corporation, Retired
Chairman and CEO of the Chubb Corporation, Retiredv
Dean O’Hare retired in December 2002 as Chairman and CEO of the Chubb Corporation based in Warren, New Jersey. He joined Chubb as an underwriter trainee and was later named an officer of the corporation, then Chief Financial Officer and, finally, President in 1986.
He is a leading voice on international trade issues and is the Chairman of the United States Council for International Business and has served as a member of the President’s Trade Committee.
Mr O’Hare is a director of a diverse group of public, private, and not-for-profit organisations. His public directorships include: HJ Heinz Company where he is chairman of the Audit Committee, a member of the Compensations Committee and the Executive Committee; The Flour Corporation where he is chairman of the Audit Committee, a member of the Organisation Committee and the Executive Committee; AGL Resources where he is a member of the Audit and Governance Committees. His private directorships include: SeaPass Solutions (an Israeli software company) where he is non-executive Chairman; and DFA (a privately held Capital Management company).
His not-for-profit activities include: Vice-Chairman of the United States Council on International Business; Co-Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, the Intrepid Museum in New York, and St. Benedict’s Preparatory School in Newark, New Jersey.
He holds a BS degree in Financial Management from New York University and an MBA from Pace University Graduate School of Business Administration.
Mr O’Hare is married to Kathleen Walliser and has two sons
Chief People Officer roles at MediaMath & Shuttestock
Chief People Officer roles at MediaMath & Shuttestockv
Peter Phelan, is a B. Comm. and MBS graduate whose twenty-year career in the U.S. in People & Culture leadership has included Chief People Officer roles at leading global tech companies MediaMath and Shutterstock. Peter’s successes span many industries, including: Advertising, Financial Services, Humanitarian Aid, Legal, Media, and Technology.
As Chief People Officer of MediaMath, he led cultural initiatives resulting in a Glassdoor ranking among the Top 25 Small/Medium Sized Business Best Place To Work in North America / Europe for 2014, 2015, and 2016 (a three-in-a-row never achieved by any other U.S. company on the East Coast or West Coast.)
Now he runs ValuesCulture, a Manhattan-based organizational culture consultancy.
President of Tiffany & Co, Retired
President of Tiffany & Co, Retired
James Quinn is the former/retired President of Tiffany & Co., the internationally renowned jeweller and specialty retailer. He was appointed to the position in February 2003, and was named to Tiffany’s Board of Directors in 1995.
Mr Quinn joined Tiffany in 1986 as Vice President responsible for corporate sales. He was promoted to Senior Vice President, Corporate Division in 1990, to Executive Vice President in 1992 and to Vice Chairman in 1998.
Mr Quinn is active in several business and civic organizations. He serves on the Board of Directors of Mutual of America Capital Management. He is Chairman of the Fifth Avenue Association, a Vice Chairman of the Museum of the City of New York and he serves as a Trustee of Hofstra University.
Mr Quinn earned a BA degree in Communications from Hofstra University and an MBA degree from Pace University.
Executive Vice President, BNY Mellon
Brian A. Ruane
Executive Vice President, BNY Mellonv
Brian Ruane is an Executive Vice President at BNY Mellon, a member of the Executive Committee for Pershing, a BNY Mellon company, and a member of BNY Mellon’s Global Operating Committee.
Ruane is the CEO of BNY Mellon’s broker/dealer services business, the leading provider of U.S. government securities clearance and collateral management services. Brian also leads two BNY Mellon strategic enterprise client segments: Banks and Alternative Asset Managers. Prior to his current role, Brian was CEO of BNY Mellon’s Alternative Investment and Prime Brokerage Services. In this role, he established the prime custody business which remains one of the fastest growth businesses at the company. He also co-sponsored numerous thought leadership white papers including, “Institutional Demand for Hedge Funds: New Opportunities and New Standards”, “The Hedge Fund of Tomorrow: Building an Enduring Firm.” in conjunction with Casey, Quirk & Associates, as well as “Private Equity Faces the Future: Candid Views from the Market.”
Brian has helped drive industry change by serving on the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Working Committee on The Future of The U.S. Government Securities Markets in 2004 and more recently the industry Task Force for Tri-Party Repo Infrastructure Reform.
He is also a member of the advisory board of The UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business and The Zarb School of Business, from which he received an MBA in international finance. Brian is also a graduate of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants in the UK and Ireland.
Director of Alumni Relations, UCD College of Business
Director of Alumni Relations, UCD College of Businessv
Tara is Director of Alumni Relations at UCD College of Business.