Spring 2010

Spring 2010 Executive in Residence

[Thomas J. Quinlan]  

Thomas J. Quinlan III, BBA '85
President and Chief Executive Officer
R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company


"A Conversation Regarding Leadership and Reputation"
Tuesday, April 13
1:25 p.m.
Multipurpose Room
1 Pace Plaza, NYC


>> Click to watch Part One of Thomas Quinlan's lecture to undergraduate students on April 13 (.wmv)
>> Click to watch Part Two of Thomas Quinlan's lecture to undergraduate students on April 13 (.wmv)
>> Click to see photos and highlights from the event

Thomas Quinlan is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Chicago-based R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, the largest provider of printing and print-related business services in the world, with more than 60,000 employees, annual revenues of more than $11 billion, and approximately 650 locations around the globe.

Mr. Quinlan, 47, joined RR Donnelley in February, 2004, and in 2006 became Group President, Global Services (comprising approximately 40% of RR Donnelley's revenues), and Chief Financial Officer. From 2004 to 2006, he served RR Donnelley as Executive Vice President, Operations, with primary responsibility for the integration of RR Donnelley and Moore Wallace. Previously, at Moore Wallace from 2000 to 2004, Mr. Quinlan served variously as Executive Vice President, Operations, Executive Vice President, Business Integration, Executive Vice President, Office of the Chief Executive and Treasurer. At Moore Wallace, he had primary responsibility for the integration of Moore Corporation Limited and Wallace Computer Services. He also had responsibility from time to time for all of Moore Wallace's sales and manufacturing functions, and for all corporate staff functions, including, among others, human resources, information technology, benefits, legal, treasury, tax and credit and collections.

From 1994 until 1999, at World Color Press, Inc., Mr. Quinlan served in various finance capacities, including as Senior Vice President and Treasurer. He has previous finance and treasury experience at Walter Industries, Marsh & McLennan and Kidder Peabody.

Mr. Quinlan holds an MBA in finance from St. John's University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Pace University, which conferred upon him an honorary doctorate in Commercial Science in 2009. He is active in supporting organizations that focus on literacy, health and development and serves as a Director and a member of the Executive Committee for the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Mr. Quinlan and his wife, Diane, have four children.
 

Photos and Highlights from Executive in Residence Thomas J. Quinlan III, BBA '85
President and Chief Executive Officer, R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
Tuesday, April 13, 2010



[Thomas Quinlan]
Thomas J. Quinlan III, BBA '85, President and CEO, R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, advised students to not just present a problem when speaking with a superior, but also to give proposed solutions to the problem.
[Thomas Quinlan]
Mr. Quinlan told students that one of the secrets to success is to "treat people the way you want to be treated."
[Thomas Quinlan]
"Communicate. If it's more than 25 words, pick up the phone and call; communication is becoming a lost art." - Thomas Quinlan
[Thomas Quinlan]
Students listen intently as Mr. Quinlan spoke about R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company.
[Thomas Quinlan]
Thomas Quinlan engaged the student audience with his talk on leadership and reputation.
[Thomas Quinlan]
"Work together with your colleagues; row in the same direction." -Thomas Quinlan
[Thomas Quinlan]
Mr. Quinlan met with Lubin students after the lecture. He is pictured here with Andrew Goncalves, Co-VP of the Pace Finance Club.
[Thomas Quinlan]
Lubin students posing with Thomas Quinlan.
[Thomas Quinlan]
Students speaking with Mr. Quinlan after the lecture.