Business 100 – 2018

Claire Gallagher/Empire Wealth Strategies

Since she came to New York from Ireland over seven years ago, Claire Gallagher has established a track record of success as a financial advisor by helping the Irish American community navigate through the complexities of business, estate, and financial planning. Her determination and work ethic earned her the gold medal as Penn Mutual’s #1 emerging advisor in the country in 2017.

Claire’s mother, Patricia, comes from Dundalk. Her father, Terry, is from Drogheda.

Claire serves on the emerging leaders’ board of the Children’s Medical Research Foundation, an organization that is committed to providing world-class research equipment and treatment to better the lives of children living with an illness. Claire is also a member of Cooperation Ireland, a non-political and non-denominational charity dedicated to peace and reconciliation on the island of Ireland.

Claire, who lives in Queens, New York, with her husband Kevin, graduated from Dublin Institute of Technology with a BSC in Environmental Health. She says, “I draw inspiration from my father’s mantra, ‘If it were easy, they would all be doing it.’” ♦