Sean Cleary
Managing Director
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As a Managing Director with Banister International, Sean brings substantial consulting and executive experience from the Consumer Packaged Goods, Sports/Entertainment, and Financial Services sectors. Sean has successfully managed senior engagements in the areas of brand marketing, sales, digital, finance, human resources, and information systems.

Prior to joining Banister, Sean worked as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources at World Wrestling Entertainment, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE). The WWE is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. WWE programming is broadcast in more than 145 countries and 30 languages and reaches more than 600 million homes worldwide. In this position, he reported to the Chairman/CEO and oversaw all aspects of the HR function. During his tenure, Sean worked closely with senior leadership and the Board of Directors to ensure all aspects of the talent agenda were supporting the business needs. The employee base grew by nearly 30% and a wide range of world class solutions were implemented, including the roll out of an end-to-end HR technology solution.

Prior to his time at the WWE, Sean spent a number of years as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Bank of America. While at BofA, he worked in a generalist environment and played a key role in the post-acquisition work of the Bank’s purchase of Countrywide Mortgage. During this time Sean partnered with the business on changing the overall business model, restructuring the compensation plan and helped drive a series of reorganizations which addressed key legislative changes and aligned to the Bank’s views on enterprise solutions for its customers.

Before joining Bank of America, Sean worked at Diageo, a global Consumer Packaged Goods company in a range of HR roles. Prior to his corporate career, Sean worked in the sports world as an Assistant Basketball Coach at the University of Pittsburgh and Manhattan College and was an Assistant Video Coordinator for the Boston Celtics.

Sean earned his Bachelor of Arts from Franklin and Marshall College. He enjoys travelling, cheering on his favorite sports teams and reading. He currently lives in Concord, Massachusetts.