Business 100 – 2015

Gaffey, Sean

Sean Gaffey/Gaffey Mellody Group

Sean is the first vice president and senior financial advisor at Merrill Lynch, where he leads The Gaffey Mellody Group. Within the group Sean crafts customized portfolios with a focus on impact investing and uncovering unique opportunities to support each client’s specific goals.

Sean is a founding member of the American Ireland Fund’s Young Leaders Initiative and is affiliated with the US-Northern Ireland Mentorship Program and the Irish Executive Mentorship Program. He previously served as chairman and remains on the board of the Irish International Business Network, as well as Cooperation Ireland.

All of his grandparents were born in Ireland with the paternal side coming from Ballymoe, Co. Galway and his mother’s family from Drangan and Thurles, Co. Tipperary. His Grandfather was the Quartermaster for the 2nd Tipperary Brigade IRA and was captured by the British, interned, and sentenced to die. After the truce he was released and left Ireland shortly after the Civil War began.

Born in the Bronx, Sean resides in Rockville Centre, NY with his wife Allison and their two sons, Aiden and Liam.