Mr. Owen J. Sullivan
Owen J. Sullivan, Arts ’79, was elected to the Marquette University Board of Trustees in 2013, served as vice chair of the board from 2015 to 2017, and served as chair of the board from 2017 to 2020.
He is the chief operating officer of NCR Corporation. As COO, he’s responsible for overseeing several of NCR’s functions and operations, including Sales, Services, Software Engineering and Innovation, Industry Solutions Management, Product Development, Hardware Product Operations, and Information Technology Service. NCR has headquarters in Atlanta with over 36,000 employees and does business in 180 countries.
Owen is the retired president of Specialty Brands for ManpowerGroup, where he served multiple roles, including CEO of Jefferson Wells, Right Management and Experis, as well as leader of ManpowerGroup’s global sales organization.
Before joining ManpowerGroup, Owen worked as a management consultant with several venture capital and private equity groups. Prior to that, he served as president of the Financial Services Group of Metavante Corporation, as well as president of Metavante’s Enterprise Solutions Group. He began his career with IBM.
Owen also serves on the board of directors of Computer Task Group. He is a native of Boston and has completed several advanced business management programs through the Harvard Business School and Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
He is a member of the Marquette University President’s Society.