Wall Street 50 – 2016

Thomas E. Sullivan/Merrill Lynch

As the managing director of Wealth Management at Merrill Lynch, Thomas E. Sullivan works with his team to leverage resources to create financial strategies personalized for their clients’ circumstances. He has been a financial advisor with the firm for over 40 years.

Born in Jamaica, New York, Thomas graduated from St. John’s University with a B.S. in accounting. In the past, he served as the president of the Long Island Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and currently sits on the board of trustees of Winthrop University Hospital. He has been listed six times on Barron’s Top 1000 Advisors list, most recently in 2016.

Thomas is a second-generation Irish American, and believes that being “Irish means you forget the bad days.” He shares this approach to life with his wife, Barbara, with whom he lives in Garden City. They have four children, Thomas, Kristen, Jennifer, and Matthew, as well as two grandchildren with a third on the way.