Business 100 - 2009

John Hartnett/Palm, Inc.

As Senior Vice President of Global Markets, John Hartnett is responsible for Palm, Inc.’s worldwide sales, service and support.  Palm is a market leader providing worldwide mobile computing solutions to consumers and business, via breakthrough innovations from the original Palm Pilot to today’s Treo line of smartphones.  The company is headquartered in California and has offices around the world, including a European engineering center in Dublin.

Hartnett earned a marketing degree through the Marketing Institute of Ireland, a post-graduate diploma in finance through the Association of Chartered Accountants and completed the executive management program at Stanford University.  A native of Limerick, he is on the board of the University of Limerick Foundation.  Hartnett is also head of the Irish Technology Leadership Group in Silicon Valley. He is a partner in Atlantic Bridge Ventures, a European-based venture capital firm with offices in Dublin and London.   Married with four children, Hartnett is a founding member of Munster Rugby USA, and a member of The American Ireland Fund.