"A Conversation Regarding Leadership and Reputation"
April 13, 2013 - Pace University New York Campus
Moderator: President Stephen J. Friedman
Thomas J. Quinlan III, BBA '85
President and Chief Executive Officer
R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
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.