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Ambassadors of Mercy


Born: 
Taylorville, IL

College and major: I went to three schools in four years playing college baseball and football:

Joliet Junior College (2 years), Northeast Louisiana, junior year, played Division I baseball (1 year), Southern Illinois Carbondale IL- Graduated with a Bachelor of Science, Agriculture Business and Finance.

Position:

“I am a consultant working on creating a new financial asset class in the ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) space to list and trade… Senior Executive in Electronic Trading of Equities and Options for 24 years which included 13 years with the New York Stock Exchange in roles of Head of Trading and Operations and Head of US Equities. One of the original members of the team that created the Archipelago ECN, which became the first all-electronic Stock Exchange in the United States.”

Passions outside of work:
“I am an avid fan and season ticket holder for the Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs. I am also actively involved in a farming and purebred Angus cattle operations – we use the latest technologies, genetics and are constantly upgrading the Angus and Simmental herds through active participation in donor programs. I volunteer planting, gardening and cleaning for the Katharine Hepburn Park in New York city.”
 
Most influential person growing up:
“My parents were the most influential people growing up. They taught me how to work hard, respect others, be competitive and always stay humble. Their ideology was to set high goals and never give up on your dreams even when no one else believes they can be accomplished.”
 
Finding Mercy Home:

“Mercy Home approached our firm, Archipelago, to participate in the Ringside event. After visiting the Home with Fr. Donahue, I was convinced that this mission was a purpose or calling that needed to be served.”

Favorite part about Mercy Home’s mission:
“Fr. Donahue conveys a passion for the Mercy Home mission like no other person I have ever met. I found it contagious and wanted to explore if that kind of passion could be generated for a cause outside of myself. Mercy Home gives kids a safe and stable place to call home, healing from the past issues and providing tools to build a better sense of a future. In the end, it’s all about the kids.”
 
Mercy Home legacy:
“I deposited my time, talent and good fortune to others with the hope that the affects will outlast generations to come.”