Wall Street 50 – 2007

Brian McDermott/UBS Investment Bank

Brian McDermott is an Executive Director at UBS Investment Bank in Stamford, Connecticut. He has worked for UBS for 10 years, two of which were spent in Zurich, Switzerland, and is the North American Head of FX Prime Services Sales.

McDermott attended Iona College on a bagpipe scholarship, where he earned a BA in Finance. In 1991, he began working at Prudential Securities.

A second-generation Irish American, McDermott holds dual citizenship. He traces his roots to Monaghan and Derry on his father’s side and Longford on his mother’s side. A member of the Westchester chapter of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, McDermott says. “My parents taught us to be proud of our Irish heritage. We were always learning about the history of Ireland and the many traditions we have. My Irish heritage is a constant reminder to follow the examples set forth by my ancestors.”

McDermott, who coaches youth lacrosse and CYO basketball, in his spare time, lives in Pleasantville, New York with his wife, Lorraine, and their four sons.