National Director of Finance
College: University of Notre Dame
Grad School: Boston College
College Sport: Student Manager (Football and Men’s Basketball)
Hometown: Charlestown, MA
Current Home: Charlestown, MA
Favorite Athlete: Rudy Ruettiger
Brendan Sullivan joined Team IMPACT in June 2021 and serves as the National Director of Finance. In this role, he is responsible for setting organization’s financial policy and direction while also contributing to Team IMPACT’s strategy development and execution through financial analysis and planning as well as the evaluation of key metrics and performance indicators.
Prior to Team IMPACT, Sullivan enjoyed a successful tenure as a college athletic administrator at three institutions – Stonehill College, College of the Holy Cross, and Boston University. At each institution, Sullivan served as a senior leader within the athletic department responsible financial operations, strategic planning, internal operations, and the management of various athletic teams. At Stonehill, Sullivan served as the Director of Athletics for six and a half years during which time the Department won 29 conference championships, earned 45 NCAA tournament bids, and claimed 3 Northeast-10 Presidents’ Cups – recognizing the top performing athletic program in the conference.
Sullivan earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters of Business Administration from Boston College. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors for Spina Bifida Association of Greater New England and the St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children in Dorchester, MA.
He resides in Charlestown, MA with his wife, Sara, and his daughter, Emma. Beyond fanatically supporting all Boston sports teams and Notre Dame, he enjoys chasing golf balls across beautiful landscapes until they find their intended home.
When asked the question, “Why Team IMPACT?” Brendan said:
During my time in college athletics, I was continuously awed and inspired by the young people we welcomed to our campus as teammates through Team IMPACT. The perspective these young people provide our student-athletes in how they approach some of life’s most difficult and unfair challenges is incredible to witness. As someone that lives with a disability myself, the opportunity to marry my personal experience of living with spina bifida to my passion for college athletics in order to serve teammates on both sides of the Team IMPACT partnership is incredibly rewarding, and I’m grateful to serve our mission.