Business 100 – 2019

Paul Gallen/Pier Sixty LLC

Born and bred in Dublin, Ireland, Paul Gallen is the general manager of Pier Sixty LLC at Chelsea Piers, a collection of three of New York’s premier event venues located on the Hudson River well known for their high quality hospitality. He has been responsible for the day-to-day management of this multivenue catering and events operation since 2012. With 25 years of executive leadership in the New York hospitality industry, Paul’s commitment to talent development at all levels has garnered him key positions at the Plaza Hotel, the American Museum of Natural History, and the Waldorf-Astoria. A champion of first-class customer service and satisfaction, Paul is known for fostering an environment of accountability to drive excellence. Paul obtained a degree in International Hotel Management and Business Studies from the Shannon College of Hotel Management in Ireland, and later completed a professional development program at Cornell University.Some of Paul’s proudest moments over the course of his career have been the opportunities to work with and support important Irish-American organizations including the Ireland Funds, Irish America magazine, Irish Business Organization, the Flax Trust, Concern, GOAL USA, ICCUSA, Self Help Africa, and many others.  Paul and his wife, Bebhinn, who also hails from Dublin, have lived in New York City since 1994 and have four sons: Hugh, Finn, Pearse, and Ronan.