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 was elected chair in 2017.
He is the chief operating officer of NCR Corporation, which makes self-service kiosks, point-of-sale terminals, automated teller machines, check processing systems, barcode scanners, and business consumables. NCR also provides IT maintenance support services.
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 boards of directors of The Medical College of Wisconsin, Computer Task Group, and Johnson Financial 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.