Business 100 - 2008

John G. Duffy/Keefe, Bruyette & Woods

John Duffy has been with Keefe, Bruyette & Woods for more than 25 years and became chairman and CEO in September 2001. Previously, from July 1999, he was president and co-CEO. For nine years prior to that, John was executive vice president in charge of  KBW’s Investment Banking Department. Before joining KBW, he was a vice president at Standard & Poor’s Corporation.

John received his B.A. in economics from the City College of New York and attended the M.B.A. program at Bernard Baruch College.

A member of the board of trustees of the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, University College, Dublin, he  also serves, since 2004, on the board of The American Ireland Fund, and is chairman of the Investment Committee of the Cardinal Hayes High School, Bronx, New York.
The Ireland Chamber of Commerce in the United States recently honored John, who is a first-generation Irish-American. His mother hails from Newtongore, County Leitrim and his father is from Culleens, County Sligo.