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McCarthy Kevin

 

 

 


Kevin McCarthy


Class of 1987


 

 At CHS Kevin was the consummate student athlete, recognized for his performance in the classroom and on the mat. A National Honors Society member and a state champion wrestler, Kevin was recognized as an Academic All-American. He was a valued contributor on the 1985 and 1986 state champion teams and helped them carry the longest dual meet winning streak in Massachusetts’s history.

Throughout his 4 years at CHS Kevin was employed by two CHS Hall of Fame inductees Bill Keohane (Convenience Plus) and Bob Gagnon (Gagnon Carpet), demonstrating his ability to balance the demands for work, athletics and academics, and learned how to be a good leader.

Kevin attended Brown University in Providence, RI, graduating in 1991 with a degree in economics. He was a 4-year varsity member of their wrestling team, recognized in his senior year with the Edward Durgin Award, for an exceptional performance in the face of adversity.

Upon graduation from Brown, Kevin was employed as a research associate for Associated Industries of Massachusetts. In search of a more quantitative opportunity, Kevin moved to Intex Solutions in 1993, where he currently serves as serves as a Managing Director, providing leadership to over half of Intex’s employees and strategic direction for the firm, which provides unique analytical solutions to the bond market. Kevin played a pivotal role in the firm's success. In his early years Kevin pioneered sophisticated models for complex financial instruments.

Ever the athlete, Kevin has run the Boston Marathon several times, each time running for charity including the Walker School in Needham, a residential school for at risk youth.

In 1994 Kevin married Karen Johnson (CHS’87). Together Karen and Kevin have 3 sons: Bill, Kyle, and Aidan. Although for four years they attempted to settle in Chelmsford, they relocated to Medfield where Kevin enjoys a quick daily commute to Needham.  Kevin’s brother Patrick, sister Chris, and his parents Fran and Dave all still reside in Chelmsford, where he keeps tabs on CHS vicariously through the nieces and nephews.

He also enjoys following his boys’ in their athletic endeavors and has spent several years especially dedicated to the Medfield youth soccer program both as coach, equipment manager (2004-2008) and boys Travel Director (2008-2012).

Kevin has given generously to the sport of wrestling. He has made unsolicited donations in support of the CHS teams and when the Brown University wrestling program was facing extinction, Kevin rose to the challenge by providing a leadership donation and an on campus presence which would ultimately rescue the program that would emerge stronger than ever.  For his efforts he received the Robert Hill “Brown Bear” award for dedication to the program.

He sponsored the funding of 2 middle school programs in Providence, RI, through Beat the Streets Providence, an organization pioneered and run by former Brown wrestlers to enable wrestling opportunities for at-risk youth. The impact on these kids is life changing.

He and his wife Karen have also extended their generosity to Karen’s alma mater, Merrimack College. This year the school established The McCarthy Student Health & Wellness Fund. The fund is geared toward improving resources (faculty, programs, counseling, and education) dedicated to emotional and mental well-being of its student body.