Sean Lenahan

Senior Vice President, Institutional Sales Director

Professional Profile

Sean Lenahan is a Senior Vice President, Private Client Advisor and Institutional Client Advisor at U.S. Trust. Based in Westport, Connecticut, he has more than 15 years of experience in institutional asset management and private wealth management.

Sean leads a team of professionals to coordinate U.S. Trust's outreach to its institutional and nonprofit clientele, helping these entitites advance their underlying missions through integrated investment policy, fiduciary services, administration, governance and leadership development. He aligns investment offerings and philanthropic services with the unique needs of educational endowments, arts and cultural institutions, healthcare and faith-based organizations, and foundations. Closely attuned to challenges and opportunities that nonprofits face, Sean leads dynamic engagement with client priorities by coordinating the full resources of U.S. Trust in his interactions.

Sean has experience serving financial and organizational needs of nonprofits. Prior to joining U.S. Trust, he served as a Director in Multi-Asset Endowment and Foundation Sales at Commonfund. Previously, he was an Associate Vice President with Bessemer Trust Company, where he worked with high-net-worth private clients. His past firms also include HNW Inc., in New York City, where he oversaw the delivery of full suite marketing solutions to financial services organizations.

Sean earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Providence College and is a graduate of Fairfield College Preparatory School. He successfully completed the requirements for Cannon Financial Institute. Sean resides in Wilton, Connecticut, and is very active in local philanthropic and non-profit volunteer efforts. He is a regular volunteer with Pet Animal Welfare Society (PAWs), Bridgeport Rescue Mission, and Northeast Community Church in Norwalk, Connecticut.

Our Team

Our team is comprised of talented and experienced individuals committed to building strong client relationships based on trust and personal experience.

Note: These team members are a shared resource, involved in your wealth management plan as appropriate and are subject to change

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Patrick J Staffaroni

Philanthropic Client Manager

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Regina J Collins

Philanthropic Client Manager

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Mark R Hathaway

Senior Institutional Portfolio Strategist

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Stephen Paul Lanzo

Senior Institutional Sales Director

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Richard O Slutzky

Institutional Sales Director

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Matthew C. Cutrell

Senior Institutional Portfolio Strategist

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Brian J O'Donnell

Senior Institutional Portfolio Strategist

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Josephine M Garofalo

Philanthropic Client Manager

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John A. Mattera

Senior Institutional Portfolio Strategist


Key Contacts

Gary J. Castellanos


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You don’t define your wealth by numbers alone, but also by the opportunities it provides. For more than 200 years, U.S. Trust has helped clients navigate the complex challenges of managing significant wealth. We draw on U.S. Trust’s personalized approach and private banking services, as well as the resources of Bank of America Corporation, to help individuals and families, businesses, and institutions achieve their financial objectives. Whether you’re looking to preserve and share wealth, build philanthropic legacies or plan for future growth, our commitment is to make your goals our priority.

At U.S. Trust, we take pride in our history and in serving our clients’ best interests. We also value the continual pursuit of innovation in a constantly transforming world. We apply this perspective to help our clients anticipate and respond to evolving markets, changing environments and the growing complexities of the financial landscape. Mindful of the past, our focus is on providing today’s clients with disciplined financial strategies and a bridge across generations.