Fireside Chat featuring Jimmy Dunne


Location: Jordan Auditorium

Jimmy Dunne, Senior Managing Principal of Sandler O’Neill and member of the University of Notre Dame Board of Trustees, will join us in the Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business, for a fireside chat moderated by NDIGI Managing Director Erin Bellissimo. Jimmy Dunne, along with his wife Susan, have provided generous support to several Notre Dame fundraising initiatives and scholarship programs over the years, including but not limited to Dunne Hall and the Ann F. Dunne and Elizabeth M. Riley Science Director of the Harper Cancer Research Institute.  “It is with great pride and appreciation for Notre Dame that we provide this support,” said Jimmy Dunne.

Pizza will no longer be served afterwards in the Mendoza Atrium due to university closures.

Please reserve your spot and REGISTER for this event. 


Jimmy Dunne

Mr. Dunne is senior managing principal of Sandler O’Neill and Partners, which he co-founded in 1988 with executives from Bear Stearns. Today, Sandler O’Neill is the largest independent full-service investment banking firm focused on financial services companies. Mr. Dunne oversees Sandler O’Neill’s long-term strategy and also plays a critical role in many of the firm’s key client relationships. Under his leadership, the firm has built upon its longstanding strengths in fixed income, capital markets and investment banking, and has expanded its offerings to include research, equity sales, trading, and mortgage finance. Sandler O’Neill was greatly affected by the events of September 11, 2001, when it lost 66 of its 171 employees in the World Trade Center attacks, including Herman Sandler and Chris Quackenbush, two of the three executives who ran the firm. In the aftermath, Mr. Dunne spearheaded the firm’s recovery process and rebuilt it into the market leader it has become today. Mr. Dunne is a frequent financial industry commentator and is often invited to speak on leadership and management issues to businesses, academic groups, and civic organizations. He began his 30-plus-year career on Wall Street after graduating from the University of Notre Dame with a BA in economics. He is the proud father of three children, Seamus (ND ’16), CJ (ND ’19), and Jacqueline.

About Sandler O’Neill: 

Sandler O’Neill + Partners is the nation’s largest independent full-service investment banking firm focused on the financial services sector. Sandler O'Neill has delivered sound, valuable advice to financial companies for over 30 years. For more information, visit their website

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