Business 100 - 2008

Francis A. Doyle III/Connell Limited Partnership

Francis Doyle is President and CEO of Connell Limited Partnership, and oversees the company’s 22 plants, 3,000 employees, and over $1 billion of consolidated sales. Prior to 2001, he was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he was Global Technology Leader and a member of the firm’s fourteen person Global Leadership Team.

Francis received his Bachelor of Science as well as his Master’s degree from Boston College. In 2000, he was honored by his alma mater with the “Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award” through the Carroll School of Management, Graduate Program. He is a trustee of the Joslin Diabetes Center, Dana Farber’s Hematologic Oncology Visiting Committee, and several economic committees in Boston.

A fourth-generation Irish-American with roots in Mallow, County Cork, Francis’ heritage has had a profound effect on his work ethic. When asked about his Irish background, he said that it means, “An ever present commitment to do my best in thanks for my ancestors who took risks and sacrificed so much so that each subsequent generation could have a better life.”