Wall Street 50 – 2009

John O’Donoghue/Cowen & Co. LLC

John F. O’Donoghue is the head of equities at Cowen & Company L.L.C and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. As such, John oversees the firm’s research sales, sales trading, and all trading areas of the firm, along with strategic planning and expansion of the firm’s franchise.

Prior to joining Cowen in 2005, John was managing director and co-head of trading at Credit Suisse First Boston and was a member of that firm’s Global Equity Operating Committee. Before that, he was a partner at Schroders PLC and spent 17 years working with Schroders, including six years as managing director.

A native of County Down, John received an honors BSc degree in economics from Queen’s University in Belfast. He moved to the United States in 1980 and has been active in the American Ireland Fund, serving on the last seven chairman’s committees for the annual New York Gala. John also serves on the QUB Advisory Board (US) and is married to Debbie with two sons, John Patrick and Brendan.