Annual Business 100 recognizes best and brightest Irish-American and Irish-born leaders
XSP, a leading global provider of automated end-to-end corporate actions solutions, announced that Brendan P. Farrell, Jr., chief executive officer, has been named an honoree of the annual Irish America Business 100 for the second consecutive year. The Annual Business 100 honors Irish-American and Irish-born leaders from some of the most innovative and influential companies and corporations in the world.
The 27th Business 100 Awards luncheon, which takes place on December 5th at the Metropolitan Club in Manhattan, will feature keynote speaker Denis O’Brien, Founder and Chairman of Digicel Group. Business 100 honorees will be featured in the December/January 2013 issue of Irish America, to be released in early December.
Patricia Harty, co-founder/editor-in-chief of Irish America Magazine, commented, “We are delighted to host and organize this prestigious event for the Irish community. Brendan has built a foundation for long-term growth as he continues to lead XSP to achieve great success. We congratulate Brendan on this most deserved accolade.”
“I am honored to be recognized by Irish America again this year,” commented Farrell. “I wish to share this honor with the XSP team as their ongoing dedication to developing innovative solutions helps our customers manage the daily challenges of corporate actions processing. I would also like to congratulate my fellow Irish America honorees for their leadership, vision and dedication to the growth of their businesses and the Irish community.”
Farrell has almost 30 years of experience in financial services. He was 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 & sales; securities operations & market data management; development and implementation of complex systems; global enterprise technology solutions sales & marketing; executive management; cloud solutions, social network collaboration and mobile applications and serial entrepreneur.
Farrell’s numerous accolades include being named a finalist for the Ernst & Young 2011 Entrepreneur Of The Year Award; named an honoree in Irish America Magazine’s 2011 Business 100; chosen as one of five Emerald Entrepreneurs for Irish Echo’s 2012 Irish Small Business 50; won the 2012 FTF News Technology Innovation Award for Person of the Year; named CEO of the Year in Goodacre UK’s Systems in the City Awards 2012; and most recently selected as an honoree in Ireland INC’s 2012 Inaugural Global 100.