John M. Ireland President – Upfront Analysis. John Ireland has an extensive background in Business Development and has worked in many industries helping companies prosper. He has been engaged by various companies including: a small electronics company, an electronic component manufacturer, an upstream energy transaction exchange, a healthcare leasing company, a medical imaging enhancement company, and a transaction based marketing company.He has held formal positions as CEO, CFO, COO, and head of Business Development. John has consulted for the Corporate Finance department of Jesup & Lamont focusing on Energy, Water and Environmental opportunities. He was also requested to aid in the analysis of biotech and healthcare opportunities because of his experience and academic background in those areas. John gained a great deal of experience by spending eight years at Tosco Corporation in Business Development and Strategic Planning. He served Tosco as Manager of Strategic Planning, Corporate Planner and Manager of Business Development for East Coast Terminals. John was instrumental in the growth of Tosco Corporation through mergers and acquisitions from a single refinery to the largest independent oil refiner and marketer in the United States whose assets included 7 refiners and over 5000 retail assets before its sale to Phillips Petroleum in 2001. Upon graduation from Brown University with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and a master’s degree in biochemical engineering, John served as a biochemical process engineer for Life Sciences Inc. He also holds an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. John has been a tremendous support system, mentor, and business leader to Jennifer and Jason throughout the large growth of Quinebaug Kennels. We are so thankful for his dedication, knowledge, sense of humor and friendship.