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Sean Cleary, JD

Director of Risk Management

Sean serves as Director of Risk Management and is responsible for the leadership, governance, and management necessary to direct and maintain a strong risk management framework. His programmatic responsibilities include risk management, vendor management, business continuity, and Audit & Risk Management Committee governance. He is responsible for guiding business unit managers in developing internal policies, procedures, processes, and programs to prevent violations of law, rule, or regulation. He manages the firm’s outsourced audit partners as well as internal compliance staff. He is a member of the Trade Review Committee, Audit & Risk Management Committee, and the Respect, Equity, Accountability, Diversity, and Inclusion (READI) Committee.

Sean began his career in 1996 and joined Boston Trust Walden in 2020. Most recently he was Vice President, Internal Audit at Affiliated Managers Group where he implemented a best-in-class internal audit program. Prior to Affiliated Managers Group, Sean worked at Prime Buchholz as Director of Compliance and Operational Due Diligence, at Wells Fargo as Vice President of Strategic Planning and Execution, and at J.L. Kaplan as Chief Operating Officer.

Sean earned a BS in Economics from the University of Maine and JD from Massachusetts School of Law.