Irene E. Brennan
Associate Compliance Director
Irene Brennan serves as Associate Compliance Director and leverages over 20 years of experience with investment advisers to support all aspects of the firm’s compliance program. Irene works closely with the Chief Compliance Officer to conduct annual compliance risk assessments and plays a key role in managing the firm’s compliance testing regime. Irene is also responsible for staying abreast of current regulations and industry best practices, in order to recommend ongoing enhancements to Ropes Wealth’s compliance policies and procedures.
Prior to Ropes Wealth, Irene was the Compliance Manager at Middleton & Company Inc. for 10 years, where she was responsible developing, implementing, and maintaining all day-to-day aspects of Middleton’s compliance program. Prior to Middleton, Irene assisted registered investment advisers and hedge funds with their regulatory requirements and corporate responsibilities as a paralegal at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP, Hill and Barlow, and Edwards & Angell, LLC.
Irene graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a BA degree and completed the Legal Assistant Program at Georgetown University. She is a member of the New England Broker Dealer Investment Adviser Association (“NEBDIAA”). Irene resides in Westwood with her husband and two children, and enjoys gardening, hiking with her dog, and spending time with family and friends locally as well as in Nova Scotia.