Sean Hanlon
Sean Hanlon CFP®
CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer

Sean Hanlon
Sean Hanlon CFP®
CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer


Sean Hanlon is CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Hanlon Investment Management, which he founded in 1999.

After graduating from Stevens Institute of Technology (Stevens) in 1980 with a Bachelor of Engineering in mechanical engineering, Mr. Hanlon became a project engineer with Rohm and Haas in Bristol, PA. Two years later, Mr. Hanlon was hired into the training program at Merrill Lynch Headquarters in New York City and was assigned to their Atlantic City, NJ branch. Three years later, Paine Webber recruited Mr. Hanlon to open a branch office in Somers Point, NJ in 1986, where he expanded his successful wealth management business.

In 1993, Mr. Hanlon’s entrepreneurial spirit led him to leave Paine Webber and start his own independent firm. In 1999 Mr. Hanlon developed a tactical asset management approach which led to the launch of Hanlon Investment Management (HIM), an SEC registered investment advisor. Expanding on an already successful wealth management practice, HIM expanded into distributing asset management solutions on a wholesale level, where HIM to this day provides investment management services for third-party advisors and their clients.

Today, Hanlon is an innovative wealth management, asset management and services company with both a direct to client wealth management offering and a wholesale institutional asset management platform for non-affiliated, third-party advisors and their clients.

Mr. Hanlon is a member of the Board of Trustees of Stevens and chairman of the advisory board for the Hanlon Financial Systems Center at Stevens. The Center’s mission is to provide and support the infrastructure, software, hardware, and labs used by faculty and researchers for educating students and doing financial systems research.

Mr. Hanlon does or has served on the advisory board of financial service companies and investment partnerships and is an active investor in private equity and venture capital.

Married to his wife Cathy in 1990, they have two wonderful, successful adult children, John, and Erin, and enjoy spending time with their immediate and extended family, especially at the New Jersey Shore. Mr. Hanlon is an avid golfer and enjoys an active nutrition and exercise program. Giving back through charitable causes is another important aspect of Mr. Hanlon’s life.


A Message From CEO, Sean Hanlon, CFP®

A boutique personalized investment management platform, built for Advisors by Advisors.
We learned long ago that successful businesses share four essential qualities:

Passion, Integrity, Vision, and Care.

We’ve made those same qualities the bedrock of our business, and you’ll see their positive effects across our full range of our offerings—from asset management to technology solutions to comprehensive Registered Investment Advisory services for financial professionals and their clients. We’re dedicated to sustaining world-class service through continuous enhancement of our entire suite of solutions and the processes we use to deliver them. The indicators of that dedication are plain to see:

• The positive energy of our service professionals who are devoted to ensuring your every interaction with us ends with a smile.

• The long hours of our research and trading professionals, who understand that behind every dollar they manage is an important life goal for the investor who entrusted their money to us.

• The commitment of our tireless developers, who never stop pushing our technology solutions toward the cutting edge.

We’re deeply honored by the trust and faith financial professionals and their clients place in us to help them navigate the ever-shifting investment landscape, and look forward to building on Hanlon’s reputation as a trusted partner to financial professionals and the investors they serve.