Wall Street 50 – 2017

Sean P. Kelly/Nomura Securities International

Sean Kelly is a managing director at Nomura Securities International, where he heads the capital commitments team for the acquisition and leveraged finance business in the Americas. Sean is a graduate of Wesleyan University where he received a B.A. in government. He later attended University College Cork, completing an M.A. in history, and Boston College where he earned an M.B.A. Sean has an extensive career in finance, having worked for FleetBoston, Bank of America, and Lehman Brothers prior to joining Nomura.

A third-generation Irish American with ancestry from Kerry on his father’s side, Sean’s Irish heritage “has always been a significant source of pride and inspiration,” he says. “Being Irish means being the best you can be by making the most of what you’ve got. It’s about being loyal to your friends and family, sharing with them all the joys that make life worth living.”

He is a member of Nomura’s debt/loan committee.

Outside of work, Sean serves on the advisory board of Glucksman Ireland House NYU and is a member of the Gaelic American Club in Fairfield, Connecticut, and the Irish Arts Center. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, Deirdre, and their children Aisling and Liam.