Born in U.S. to Brendan from Ballinalee County Longford and Rita (nee McAuliffe) from knockbrack, Knocknagoshel, County Kerry. Brendan was raised in Longford Town, where his family owned O’Farrell’s Bar and Grocery. Brendan, a graduate of Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT), lives in Denville, N.J., with his partner and two kids. They are proud parents to both Dylan and Brianna. Brendan started his financial career in the ’80s at the Bank of New York. In 1996, he founded Xcitek Solutions Plus, a leading provider of corporate actions processing software. Brendan sold XSP in December 2012 and is currently enjoying a role as a managing director at Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., a global $15-billion Market Cap Saas provider to the financial services industry and a a member of the S&P 500. Brendan remains deeply connected to his Irish roots through his involvement with many Irish organizations, including the Ireland fund, the St. Patrick’s Day Foundation, the American Friends of Athlone Institute of Technology foundation, and IMMRAM, which he founded. In 2011, Brendan was an Irish finalist in the Ernst & Young, Entrepreneur of the year awards.