| 6°C Dublin

Close

Premium


Jimmy Dunne’s life changed forever on the day the Twin Towers fell

Paul Kimmage


Rising from the wreckage

Close

Jimmy Dunne, Gerry McIlroy, Rory McIlroy and Danny Willett on the Swilcan Bridge at St Andrews.. Photo by Paul Devlin/Getty Images

Jimmy Dunne, Gerry McIlroy, Rory McIlroy and Danny Willett on the Swilcan Bridge at St Andrews.. Photo by Paul Devlin/Getty Images

Jimmy Dunne, Gerry McIlroy, Rory McIlroy and Danny Willett on the Swilcan Bridge at St Andrews.. Photo by Paul Devlin/Getty Images

Hanging near the centre of all the memorabilia that decorates and accentuates Jimmy Dunne’s office in Midtown Manhattan is a small, framed piece with the words ‘Jimmy’s Motto’ written as a headline. “Every morning in Africa a zebra wakes up and knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed,” it reads. “Every morning the lion wakes up and knows it must outrun the slowest zebra or it will starve. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a lion or a zebra, when the sun comes up you better be running.”

As the senior managing partner of Sandler O’Neill, a New York-based multi-faceted investment banking company, Dunne is the ultimate up-and-runner who long ago fulfilled his up-and-comer destiny. In business, in personal life, in the game of golf, the guy who is known by friends as the ‘Dunne Man’ is up at the crack of dawn and ready to go — 24/7 and 365 if need be. And he’s known to smoke a fine cigar whenever he can. The life of Jimmy Dunne is the stuff of dreams — and of a nightmare.


Top Videos






Privacy