Mr. McInerney is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Bluff Point Associates. Before founding Bluff Point Associates, Mr. McInerney served as a General Partner of the New York City-based private equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe since 1987, focusing on investments in the information/business services industry. A graduate of St. John’s University with a B.A. in literature, he attended New York University Graduate School of Business and began his career at the American Stock Exchange, serving as senior vice president of Operations and Technology. Tom served on the board of trustees at St. John’s University for 13 years, four of them as Board Chairman. In 2001, St. John’s awarded him an honorary doctorate of commercial science and the University Gold Medal, St. John’s highest alumnus award. A board member of the Institute for Catholic Schools and St. John’s Bread and Life, Brooklyn’s largest emergency food program, Tom is also on the board of IrishCentral, and 9 other private companies. A second-generation Irish American with roots in Clare and Cork, he and his wife, Paula, have five children and twelve grandchildren.