Gary Hanley

Senior Vice President – Americas, Invest Northern Ireland

Gary leads the Invest NI team in the US. With offices in Boston, New York, San Francisco, Chicago and Miami he is responsible for all aspects of strategy, operations, business development and sales in the US, Canada and South America.

Under his leadership Northern Ireland has seen more new US organizations establish operations than anytime in it’s past. This has resulted in Belfast becoming the number one city one the world for Financial Services Technology Development according to the Financial Times, becoming the number one city in Europe for software development and technical support and most recently one of Europe’s fastest growing clusters in cyber security.

Prior to joining Invest Northern Ireland, he held various roles in sales, marketing and operations at EMC, Baltimore Technologies, GTE and Sun Microsystems. He has been recognized amongst the top 100 most influential Irish business leaders by Irish publication Business & Finance, the Top 100 Irish and Irish American Business leaders by Irish America magazine and also the Irish American top 40 under 40 by the Irish Echo.

Gary holds a Bachelor of Business Studies from the University of Limerick Ireland as well as a Master of Business Studies from the National University of Ireland at Galway. He resides in Milton Massachusetts with his wife, two daughters and a son.