The Big Interview

‘For our HQ, I was always going to have to be talked out of Ireland’ – Leo Sheridan, Advanced Clinical

Leo Sheridan’s Advanced Clinical, which carries out research trials on new drugs, is expanding into Ireland and the Chicago entrepreneur plans to bring the company’s new international headquarters to Dublin

Leo Sheridan, executive chairman and founder, Advanced Clinical: ‘I’m just really excited to be able to come to Ireland.’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

November 10 is an important date for Leo Sheridan. Not only is it the feast day of his namesake, St Leo the Great, but it also carries a lot of significance for his family. On November 10, 1975, his grandfather Leo Sheridan, a former US ambassador to Ireland under then president Lyndon Johnson, passed away at the age of 78. On top of this, one of his own sons was born on November 10. Rather ...