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JNEWS: McDonnell, John J. ‘Jack’ Jr. [MC1959] BoD CirrusWorks



Jack McDonnell to Join Board of Directors of CirrusWorks, Inc.
Bandwidth Optimization Company gets backing from Data Communications Pioneer
Falls Church, VA – November 3, 2015 – (Newswire.com)

CirrusWorks, Inc. (www.cirrusworks.net) is pleased to announce the addition of John J. (“Jack”) McDonnell, Jr. to its Board of Directors. A serial entrepreneur, Jack McDonnell brings decades of experience building, managing and funding global data communications companies.

Mr. McDonnell has a long and successful history with the CirrusWorks team. He was an original investor in Core Communications, founded in 1999 by CirrusWorks executives. Core Communications became the market leader in hospitality conference Internet solutions, and was sold to Swisscom AG (www.swisscom.ch) in 2006 to become the largest provider of hotel guest Internet services in the world. Prior to Core and Swisscom, the CirrusWorks engineering team worked for Mr. McDonnell at TNS, Inc., the financial transaction network services company he founded in 1990 and took public in 1994. Much of the technical development of CirrusWorks owes its legacy to Jack McDonnell and his foresight.

“I am delighted to be joining the Board of CirrusWorks. The company has built a unique, disruptive technology that provides a simple, effective solution to over-subscribed networks,” said Mr. McDonnell. “Anyone who has experienced slow WiFi can attest to the need for better, smarter and faster bandwidth management.”

Mr. McDonnell is a pioneer in the electronic payments industry. Between tours at TNS, Inc., Mr. McDonnell was Chief Executive Officer of PaylinX Corporation, sold to Cybersource in September 2000, after which he served on the Cybersource Board of Directors until sold to Visa, Inc. Mr. McDonnell also served on the Board of DealerTrack Holdings, Inc. as well as several privately held companies. He recently served as Chairman and CEO of terminal solutions provider Exadigm. Currently, he is Chairman of Phoenix Managed Networks (“PMN”), an international network services company focused exclusively on electronic payments.

Mr. McDonnell is one of the founding members of the Electronic Funds Transfer Association (www.efta.org). He holds a BSEE from Manhattan College and an MSEE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Mr. McDonnell joins Gareth Moore on the Board of Directors of CirrusWorks, representing the Series-A investment in the company, along with founders David Giannini and Richard Sternitzke.

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McDonnell, John J. ‘Jack’ Jr. [MC????]

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Dear John,

             I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1959


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McDonnell, John J. ‘Jack’ Jr. [MC1959]

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COMMENT: Antenucci, John (MC1959) thanks Fink, Bob (MC1957)


Thanks for the prayers from Bob Fink, an alum from Decatur Avenue in the Bronx.  To be in the presnce of the Holy Father had to be a very special, life enhancing moment.

Deacon John Antenucci BS ’59
Sarasota, FL

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Antenucci, John (MC1959)

Fink, Bob (MC1957)

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JFOUND: Kenny, Roger M. [MC1959] President of CTPartners Board Consultants



Roger Kenny
Former Vice Chairman, CTPartners Executive Search Inc.

Mr. Roger M. Kenny served as the President of CTPartners Board Consultants. Mr. Kenny specializes in Director Recruitment, Board Assessment and Succession Planning.

In 1982, Mr. Kenny co-founded Kenny & Kindler, Inc. – Boardroom Consultants’ predecessor firm and served as its Managing Partner until 2007, when Boardroom Consultants was acquired by Slayton Search Partners.

Previously, he served as a Senior Vice President and Partner with Spencer Stuart. He handled a wide range of Chief Executive Officer and top-level general management assignments in the manufacturing, consumer goods, chemicals, food, energy, pharmaceutical and communications industries.

Before becoming a consultant, Mr. Kenny served in senior positions at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. His background is in planning, consulting and operations.

He serves as a Vice Chairman at CTPartners Board Consultants. He served as a Vice Chairman and Director of CTPartners since May 2009. He serves as Member of Advisory Board of The Alexander Proudfoot Company.

Mr. Kenny is an Honorary Fellow of the Foreign Policy Association and a member of the Board of Advisors of the New York Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and a Senior Advisor at Proudfoot Consulting.

Mr. Kenny is the recipient of the Dean Fitzgerald Award from Manhattan College. He received the Gardner W. Heidrick Award from the Association of Executive Search Consultants for his outstanding contributions to the search industry. In 2008, he was recognized by BusinessWeek magazine as one of “The 50 Most Influential Headhunters.“

Mr. Kenny is the co-author, with Ram Charan, of E-Board Strategies: How to Survive and Win and was published widely in The Harvard Business Review, the California Management Review, The Business Quarterly, American Banker, The Corporate Board, Directors & Boards, Directors Monthly and the Financial Review.

He is a graduate of Manhattan College for his BBA and New York University Graduate School of Business for his MBA.

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Kenny, Roger M. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Roger is a member of the Class of 1959.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Kenny, Roger M. [MC1959]

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JFOUND: McGoldrick, Tom (MC1959) Phi Kappa Theta reunion 2015-May-28



 “The Weekend” – Reunion of Manhattan College 2015
5/28/2015 to 5/31/2015
Contact:Thomas Mulvaney

This is an open event to all Brothers in Phi Kappa Theta.

Thursday night: Cocktail hour will be held at “The Prime”   
Friday: There will be an after breakfast golf tournament as well as dinner and cocktail party that night at Brandywine.   
Saturday: We will take a group picture and continue the golf tournament (final round). Mass will be celebrated by Brother Father Erwin, followed by a dinner event which will not be a black tie, just dress up anyway you want to. We will have a DJ for entertainment at the Windham Country Club.   
Sunday: Our traditional auction will be held to raise money for a worthy cause. Traditional Bloody Mary’s will be served. The auction gifts will consist of items brothers and sisters are desiring to get rid of.
Additional Contacts:
    Tom McGoldrick (Manhattan College, ’59) – 518-734-6125 or 954-850-4309
See you in the Mountains… 

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COMMENT: O’Connell, Bill (MC1959) suggests another formulation of an old joke


Bill O’Connell commented on JEMAIL: O’Connell, Bill (MC1959) still can read

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2015-Mar-01 In response to your rumination, wondering if anyone reads Jasper Jottings, please be assured that I read every …

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Tom and Ray the Car Talk guys on public radio stated it this way: “If a man speaks in the woods and his wife is not present is he still wrong.”

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[JR: Interesting formulation. I’d say it: “If a man speaks in the woods and his wife is not present is , he IS still wrong.” Laugh!]

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JEMAIL: O’Connell, Bill (MC1959) still can read


In response to your rumination, wondering if anyone reads Jasper Jottings, please be assured that I read every issue “cover to cover.” It is part of my Sunday morning ritual. Thanks for your efforts in producing it each week. All the best.

Bill O’Connell, ’59

O’Connell, Bill (MC1959) 

[JR: Thanks. I appreciate the support. “If a tree falls in the forest, will a woman still tell a man he’s wrong?” Or something like that.]

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JEMAIL: Antenucci, John (MC1959) on Kellogg, Junius [MC1953 RIP]


“He spent the remainder of his life living in the Bronx, until he died in 1998. There were testimonials for this great hero in Manhattan College, yet for some reason the rest of the world never quite recognized his gallant life.”

Jasper Jottings / John R.

The above quote is from the article by Filip Bondy regarding Junius Kellogg.

One of the tetimonials was created by Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity between the years of 1956 and 1959. The fraternity developed a major dance in honor of Junius Kellogg recogning the courage and integrity it took to break the points shaving scheme that was tarnishing the game of college basketball. Manhattan College has many heroes that graduated from our college. We should all be proud to stand with the memory of Junius Kellogg and what he did to make our College proud of what he did. I know that I am very proud to be part of Alpha Phi Delta, the fraternity that recognized our fellow alum, Junius Jellogg.

Deacon John Antenucci, BS ’59
Sarasota, FL

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Kellogg, Junius [MC1953 RIP]

Antenucci, John (MC1959)

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