portfolio managers

Seán O'Dowd, CFA

Managing Director and Family Business Advisor

is a Managing Director focused on advising on liquidity events, independent valuation analysis, restructurings and business succession planning. Prior to joining Silvercrest, Mr. O’Dowd spent 13 years at Bessemer Trust, where he helped create Bessemer Trust’s Family Company Advisory group, which provided corporate finance advisory services to clients. He has also worked in investment banking within Lehman Brothers’ Power Group and corporate finance and valuation work at Ernst & Young and KPMG. Mr. O’Dowd holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia and an MBA from the Yale School of Management. He is also a CFA Charterholder and a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts. Mr. O’Dowd is a member of the board of directors for the Irish American Writers & Artists, where he serves as Treasurer. He is also a North American Ambassador for the Celtic FC Foundation where he is part of the Founders Club.