Business 100 - 2008

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.

John 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.  He is a partner in Atlantic Bridge Ventures, a European based venture capital firm with offices in Dublin and London.  Married with four children,  he is  a founding member of Munster Rugby USA, and a member of The American Ireland Fund.