AIT business graduate, Brendan P. Farrell Jr, has been selected as a member of the 2012 Ireland INC inaugural Global 100, which honours the top 100 most influential business leaders across the global Irish network. Honourees will be recognised at the Global 100 reception, taking place at the Merrion Hotel on 14 November 2012.
The Global 100 will list the most influential and distinguished honourees from a diversity of fields; Irish individuals who have demonstrated a strong connection to Ireland and have a record of high achievement in international business. The Global 100 will create an annually updated index of the 100 most influential business leaders across the global Irish network and the inaugural group has been carefully validated and chosen by an esteemed group of advisors.
“Through the Global 100, it is our aim to create a really strong showing of brands associated with our global business leaders and in so doing, endorse the influence that we can bear across world business,” said Ian Hyland, publisher and CEO of Business & Finance Media and Founder of Ireland INC.
“I would like to congratulate Mr Farrell for all of his personal and corporate achievements to date. Throughout his career he has demonstrated a strong connection to Ireland and has a track record of high achievement in international business,” Mr Hyland added.
Brendan Farrell has almost 30 years of experience in financial services. Founder and CEO of XSP, the global leader in automated end-to-end corporate actions solutions, he was previously Vice-President of Sales and Marketing at Financial Information, Inc. and held various officer-level management positions at The Bank of New York. His expertise includes retail management and sales, securities operations and market data management, development and implementation of complex systems, global enterprise technology solutions, sales and marketing, executive management, cloud solutions, social network collaboration and mobile applications.
“It is an honour and privilege to receive this recognition,” said Brendan Farrell. “I am fortunate to be a part of this Irish community of distinguished leaders. I am also thankful for a team that works tirelessly and selflessly year after year to ensure XSP continues to be the success story that it is today. I look forward to continue building opportunity and hope in the Irish community through my business vision and belief in the power technology has to lead the changes of almost every industry worldwide.”
AIT president, Professor Ciarán Ó Catháin, congratulated Brendan Farrell on this latest honour. “Brendan is a fantastic ambassador for Ireland and for AIT. He started his career at a time when the economic climate held little promise; yet he has built a hugely successful company from scratch and is a constant campaigner for the Irish community in the US,” he said.
Brendan Farrell attended St Mel’s College and Templemichael College in Longford and is a business graduate (1984) from Athlone Institute of Technology. He is a board member of the American Friends of Athlone Institute of Technology, Inc.