The sleeping Super Bowl fan was Clinton-connected CEO Declan Kelly


The guy who slumbered through the Super Bowl is Clinton’s family friend Declan Kelly, Hillary Clinton’s former Northern Ireland economist, and co-founder of a powerful Clinton-based consulting firm.

Irish-born businessman Kelly, now known as "the guy who fell asleep at the Super Bowl," is the chairman and CEO of consultancy Teneo, who named former President of Bill Clinton, Doug Band, as president and made a lot of money for access to the Clintons and their contacts.

"Declan is a trusted advisor to several of the world's leading CEOs and companies," Kelly said on his website.

Maybe he worked too hard?

A source sniffed his lucrative connections: "I think Declan is asleep with the Super Bowl rich these days."

Teneo has described itself as a one-stop shop for "C-Suite Consulting", a mixture of advice for CEOs and investor relations work. The company has had many Hillary employees, including Huma Abedin and Bill Clinton as "Honorary Chairman" for a while.

Before joining Teneo, Declan was the US State Secretary of Commerce for Northern Ireland. He was appointed by then Secretary of State Hillary in September 2009.

Previously, Declan was a major fundraiser from Clinton and executive vice president of FTI Consulting – known as the company that released the report on the alleged hacking of Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos.

Kelly graduated from the National University of Ireland in Galway, has worked as a journalist for over a decade, and is a board member of the anti-poverty organization Global Citizen. There he produced the Global Citizen Festival 2018, Mandela 100, in Johannesburg in southern Africa with Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Cassper Nyovest, D & # 39; Banj, Ed Sheeran, Eddie Vedder, Pharrell Williams, Chris Martin, Usher and Wizkid.

We assume that he stayed awake for this appearance.

Declan Kelly
Declan KellyAP

It seems Kelly is also a player in the Hamptons. The Post reported last year that Kelly had been in an uproar in the east, alleging that he had been tempted to buy a dream home that had turned into a million-dollar money pit.

Kelly, in her early 50s, and Ms. Julia said they had avoided buying the $ 19 million house in East Hampton – or at least cut the price – when the house inspector reported a problem with a missing part of the foundation would have.

Instead, an investigation of the structure by Westchester-based Carnell Associates Inc. gave the green light for the purchase in November 2018, as the lack of foundation under a room that used to be an outdoor veranda had three broken fireplaces and the presence The Kellys allege a lack of asbestos in a lawsuit before the Manhattan Supreme Court.

The Kellys claim they will also have to spend $ 130,000 on new fireplaces and $ 150,000 to get rid of the asbestos.

It was unclear how much he spent on the Super Bowl ticket.

On Monday, Kelly didn't seem ready for his wake-up call. He did not answer several calls and messages from The Post to his cell phone, and Teneo representatives refused to answer our calls.