Business 100 - 2013

Brendan P. Farrell, Jr./SunGard

Brendan P. Farrell, Jr. is executive vice president for SunGard’s XSP, responsible for the overall management, direction, and development of the XSP business. Prior to the acquisition of XSP by SunGard in December 2012, Brendan was founder and chief executive officer of XSP.

With almost 30 years of experience in financial services, he was previously VP of sales and marketing at Financial Information, Inc. and held various positions at Bank of New York.

Brendan created IMMRAM, an informal network for the Irish Diaspora. He is a director to the board of the American Friends of Athlone Institute of Technology, Inc. Foundation and serves on the St. Patrick’s Day Foundation NYC board. In 2012, he was named Person of the Year by FTF News, and CEO of the Year by Goodacre Systems in the City.

Born in the U.S. to Brendan, Sr. from Ballinalee, Co. Longford and Rita from Knockbrack, Knockagoshel, Co. Kerry, Brendan was raised in Longford Town, where his family ran O’Farrell’s Bar and Grocery. He lives in Denville, NJ with his wife of 21 years, Christine, and their children, Dylan and Brianna.