Business 100 – 2015

Kevin Kelleher/Sony Music

Kevin Kelleher is the executive vice president & chief financial officer at Sony Music Entertainment which has a subsidiary in Dublin. In this role he is responsible for managing the company’s worldwide financial operations, information technology group, and business development and investment activities. He joined Sony Music in 1992 as a senior financial executive and during the past 20 years has helped actively manage the company through the changing music landscape.

Kevin is third-generation Irish with ancestors from Counties Clare and Cork. He is proud to be Irish and doesn’t take for granted the hardships his Irish ancestors had to endure in paving the way for what he calls an “interesting life with a wonderful family and many great opportunities.”

Kevin graduated from Middlebury College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and holds an M.B.A. in finance and accounting from Rutgers Graduate School of Management. He also received an honorary doctorate from Five Towns College. Kevin has been married for 32 years to his wife Carol and has three children, Jennifer, Dr. Kevin Jr, and Kristen.