Wall Street 50 - 2010

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Sean Kelly/Eaton Vance

Sean Kelly is a senior vice president, managing director and head of both the Sub-Advisory and Defined Contribution (Investment Only) businesses for Eaton Vance Distributors, Inc., the sales subsidiary of Boston-based Eaton Vance. Sean joined Eaton Vance in 2007 after serving as senior vice president and managing director of the sub-advisory and DCIO businesses at Evergreen Investments. He is a first-generation Irish American on both sides. His father’s family is from Roscommon Town, Co. Roscommon and his mother’s family is from Athlone, Co. Westmeath. Sean visited Ireland each year from childhood to his late teens and says, “I feel I understand what it means to be Irish, as I was raised, to work hard, stay humble, value education and friends, be respectful and have fun at what you do. Any small success I have enjoyed in my professional career is directly because of my parents and their raising me to understand and respect my history as an Irishman.” Sean lives in Massachusetts with his wife and four children. He has a BA in business management from Bentley University and an MBA with a concentration in finance from the Carroll Graduate School of Management at Boston College.