Brian Sheahen


Hudson Oak Wealth Advisory

Managing Director & Wealth Advisor

Brian Sheahen


Hudson Oak Wealth Advisory

Managing Director & Wealth Advisor

I am an independent and fiduciary fee-only advisor. I built my firm to offer a higher standard for your wealth. I have deep experience across private client & high-net-worth financial planning, wealth management and tax services. I believe this unique combination of skills in an independent, fee-only firm provides our clients a uniquely comprehensive, expert and unbiased solution - absent conflicts of interest that plague larger institutions. - Brian Sheahen, CPA, CFP®, MST

Fee-Only financial planner & advisor located in Hoboken, NJ, & New York City, serving clients locally and across the country

Brian Sheahen is a fee-only financial planner and advisor with offices in Hoboken, NJ and New York City, serving clients locally and across the country.  Hudson Oak Wealth Advisory provides comprehensive financial planning and complete wealth management services to help clients organize, grow, preserve, and transfer wealth.  As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, Brian has never worked for commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.

Hudson Oak Wealth Advisory serves individuals, families and businesses from various backgrounds.  Client specialty areas include business owners, equity compensation award earners, generational family wealth, urban professionals, real estate investors and those faced with sudden wealth or general complexity.

Brian Sheahen is the Founder and Managing Director of Hudson Oak Wealth Advisory.  Brian is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) and has a Masters of Science in Taxation (MST) from Fordham’s Graduate School of Business. He has a decade of experience in the financial services industry in New York & New Jersey.

Brian’s blend of unique experience, credentials and belief system means he possesses a rare balance of business owner, wealth advisory, financial planning, investment management and tax expertise not only uncommonly found in the industry altogether, but also independent, fee-only firms.  Brian is also the Founder and Managing Director of Hudson Oak Tax Advisory, a separate tax and advisory firm.  Please click here for more information on those services.

Prior to founding Hudson Oak, Brian spent nearly a decade of his career in financial services, primarily working with private wealth clients at larger firms.  He most recently was Vice President of Wealth Advisory at BBR Partners, a multi-family office in New York City and one of the largest and most respected advisory firms in the industry.  At BBR, Brian advised ultra-high-net-worth families on their complex and unique wealth and portfolio needs.

Prior to BBR, Brian worked as a Financial Advisor at Modera Wealth Management, where he focused on financial planning and investment management for high-net-worth clients and gained exposure to the fee-only model.  Brian’s experience also includes serving as Private Client Tax Advisor in New York City at Andersen Tax (formerly WTAS) working with corporate CEOs, founders of startups, generational wealth and other financially complex families.  Brian started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) one of the “big four” public accounting firms where he gained insight into one of the world’s leading attestation, tax and advisory firms.

Brian is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).  CPA is a designation for qualified accountants that have passed the four sections of the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination totaling 14 hours of testing in addition to meeting additional state education and experience requirements.  The CPA designation is largely viewed as the most comprehensive and professional credential in accountancy and taxation due to its rigorous standards and requirements to become and maintain licensing.

Brian is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®).  The CFP® is a certification providing a high level of distinction in the profession of financial planning.  This certification is recognized for its high standard of professional education, stringent code of conduct and standards of practice, and ethical requirements that govern professional engagements with clients.  To attain the right to use the CFP® marks, an individual must fulfill Education, Examination, Experience and Ethics requirements.

Brian received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Accounting. He graduated with honors from Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business & Management.  He also earned his Master of Science in Taxation (MST) from Fordham University’s Graduate School of Business Administration, finishing in the top 10% of graduates.

Brian is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, a fraternal society admitting top performing business students (generally the top 10% of each class) to recognize excellence in both academics and the business community.

Brian is a member of both the Hudson County & North Jersey Chambers of Commerce. He resides in Hoboken, NJ with his wife Allison where their family has roots going back over 100 years.  He enjoys reading, playing or listening to music, following sports and always learning about history, financial planning, markets and business. Together, Brian and Allison enjoy travelling and hiking.  They regularly hike the Hudson Valley and have visited many of our nation’s National Parks (some of their photos from various trips are included on this site).  

Brian and Allison also feel strongly about giving back.  They volunteer in the community at Liberty Humane Society and participate in local food drives.  They also sponsor a child’s education in Guerrero, Mexico; one of the most impoverished regions of the country.

Brian Sheahen is a Member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors

The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is a leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors - highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.

NAPFA members live by three important values:

  • To be the beacon for independent, objective financial advice for individuals and families.
  • To be the champion of financial services delivered in the public interest.
  • To be the standard bearer for the emerging profession of financial planning.

With years of experience and advanced credentials, we created our firm to provide a higher standard in wealth services. Hudson Oak operates as an independent, conflict-free, fee-only fiduciary advisory firm by choice.

Our mission is to deliver a higher standard of comprehensive wealth advisory services to you and your family. We focus on a select group of individuals, families, high-earners, and wealthy households - both locally in the Tri-State area and virtually nationwide. We strive to provide a comprehensive, boutique wealth solution to the mass affluent and high-earners leveraging our unique private client industry experience but through an independent, transparent and conflict-free approach not traditionally found in a single firm.

We desire to be our client’s first call on all issues of their financial lives and to forge true relationships that revolve around client goals and solutions, not a relationship built on self-serving advisor transactions. Our mission is to ultimately provide substantial value to our client’s lives over a long period of time and across many different financial disciplines in order to truly create, foster and preserve client wealth. We are determined to provide valuable and professional solutions that you deserve with the quality of service you can count on.

Fee-Only, Fiduciary, Independent: Three Important Criteria to Consider When Choosing a Financial Advisor.


  • Wealth Management
  • Comprehensive Financial Planning
  • Investment Management
  • Comprehensive Tax Planning
  • Equity Compensation Planning
  • Trust & Estate Planning
  • Retirement Income Planning
  • College Education Planning
  • Risk Management Planning

Ideal Clients

  • Business Owners and Executives
  • Family Wealth Planning & Generational Wealth
  • Company Stock Option & Concentrated Stock Holders
  • Retirees and Near Retirees
  • Real Estate Investors
  • Sudden Wealth Situations
  • Urban Professionals
  • Growing Families

Working Together

  • In-Office Meetings
  • Virtual Meetings
  • Clearly Defined Fees
  • No Product Sales
  • Complimentary Initial Consultation Available

Professional Designations & Affiliations

  • National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA)
    Brian Sheahen is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor

    The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is a leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors—highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.

  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
    Brian Sheahen is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional - Click for Verification

    CFP® professionals are held to strict ethical standards to ensure financial planning recommendations are in your best interest. What’s more, a CFP® professional must acquire several years of experience related to delivering financial planning services to clients and pass the comprehensive CFP® Certification Exam before they can use the CFP® designation.

  • CPA - Certified Public Accountant
    Brian Sheahen is a Certified Public Accountant (Learn More)

    A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is a professional accountant who has met the education and experience requirements set by their state's Board of Accountancy and has passed the Uniform CPA Exam. CPAs are licensed to provide a wide range of accounting services, including financial statement preparation, tax planning and preparation, auditing, consulting, and other financial advisory services.

  • XY Planning Network
    Brian Sheahen is a Member of the XY Planning Network

    The XY Planning Network is the leading organization of fee-only financial advisors who are focused on working with Generation X and Generation Y clients. Our mission is to connect consumers with best-in-class financial advisors who specialize in working with clients just like you.

  • Dimensional Funds
    Hudson Oak Wealth Advisory is an Approved Dimensional Funds Advisor

    Dimensional believes an advisor can work closely with you to understand your financial needs and provide a range of wealth management services, while encouraging the discipline essential to long-term investment success. Financial advisors who work with Dimensional operate independently from Dimensional and vary in the extent to which they use Dimensional funds.

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Office Locations:

  • 221 River St
    9th Floor
    Hoboken, NJ 7030
  • 54 W 40th St
    New York, NY 10018

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