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XSP CEO Brendan P. Farrell, Jr. Honoree at the 26th Annual Irish America Business 100

An Annual Celebration of the Best and Brightest Irish-American and Irish-born Leaders in Business

XSP, the global leader in automated end-to-end Corporate Actions solutions, announces today that Brendan P. Farrell Jr., Chief Executive Officer at XSP, will be among a most prestigious group of the top 100 Irish American leaders being honored at the Irish America Magazine’s 26th Annual Business 100 Awards Luncheon on Thursday, December 15th at the Metropolitan Club of New York in Manhattan.

The honorees will be profiled in the upcoming December 2011/January 2012 issue of Irish America and feted at the 26th Annual Business 100 Awards Luncheon on December 15th in Manhattan. Irish America Magazine will have William Clay Ford Jr., Executive Chairman of the Ford Motor Company, as the 2011 Keynote Speaker.

Patricia Harty, Co-Founder/Editor-in-Chief of Irish America Magazine, commented, "Like many of his fellow honorees, Brendan represents a new breed of Irish immigrants whose background, innovation and global experience make him an invaluable asset to corporate America. We are proud to honor him as one of the Business 100."

“I am very flattered to be awarded with this great honor of being recognized as one of the top 100 Irish American business people,” said Farrell. “I am truly humbled to be included as a member of this most esteemed group of leaders.”

Farrell, a Founder of XSP, has over 27 years of experience in financial services including six years at Financial Information, Inc. as Vice President of Sales and Marketing and before that, seven years at The Bank of New York where he held various Officer-level management positions in the Securities Operations Division after his return to New York.

While always maintaining his strong roots to his family and community in Ireland, Farrell is also very connected to the Irish American community in North America and serves on various Irish American committees including most recently the 2010 Dinner Committee of the American Irish Historical Society; the 2011 American Ireland Fund New York Dinner Gala - Chairman’s Committee; and as Co-Chair of the Ninth Annual UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School Dinner Committee in 2011. Farrell attended St. Mel’s College and Templemichael College in Longford and later graduated from Athlone Institute of Technology. He was appointed as a Director to the Board of the American Friends of Athlone Institute of Technology, Inc. Foundation in 2011.
In 2011, Farrell was selected as an Ernst & Young, Entrepreneur Of The Year Finalist in the International Category.

Farrell currently resides in Denville, New Jersey with his wife of 20 years, Christine and his two teenage children – his 18 year old son Dylan who is an Computer Engineering undergraduate at Drexel University in Philadelphia and his 16 year old daughter, Brianna who is a junior at Morris Knolls High School in Rockaway, New Jersey.

“I want XSP to be the absolute best and most innovative Corporate Actions Automation Solution in the World, for my colleagues to enjoy coming to work each day and our clients to not only be satisfied customers of XSP, but also ‘raving fans’ of what we provide,” adds Farrell.