Thomas E. McInerney
Chief Executive Officer
Bluff Point Associates
Thomas E. McInerney is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder at Bluff Point Associates, a private equity investment company focusing on small and mid-size companies in the fintech and healthcare information processing sectors.
Previously, Mr. McInerney was a General Partner at Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (WCAS), one of the larger private equity investment firms in the U.S. Mr. McInerney specialized in WCAS activities in the information services and telecommunications industries. As his first responsibility at Welsh Carson, Mr. McInerney served as President and CEO of Momentum Technologies, Inc., a New Jersey-based privately-owned provider of computer systems and services. The company later went public as DecisionOne Corporation and became the largest independent computer maintenance company in the U.S. before it was sold. During his 23 years at the firm, Mr. McInerney led the acquisition of dozens of companies, took many of them public and served as CEO of several of them.
Before joining WCAS, Mr. McInerney served as the President and Chief Executive Officer at Dama Telecommunications Corporation, which he co-founded in 1982. He has also served as President of Automatic Data Processing’s (ADP) Brokerage Services Division and then as Group Vice President – Financial Industry Services, ADP’s second largest business unit. Mr. McInerney also served as the Senior Vice President, Operations and Technology at the American Stock Exchange where he was responsible for all trading floor, clearing corporation and technology operations.
Mr. McInerney received a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. John’s University in 1964 and attended NYU Graduate School of Business from 1965-1968.
He currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Bread and Life Program, as a board member of the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research in NYC and as Chair of the Foundations in Education Board for the Diocese of Bridgeport, CT. He is a former member of the Investment Committee for the Eastern Province of the Congregation of the Mission and a past member of the board of the Institute for Catholic Schools.