Mr. Kelleher is founder and chairman of Wall Street Access. He is the 2006 Gold Medalist of the American Irish Historical Society. He began his career in 1958 as a messenger with Merrill Lynch. In 1969 he joined Ruane Cunniff as a partner in charge of operations and later became President. He also served as Vice President and Treasurer of Sequoia Fund. In 1981 he founded Wall Street Access.

A native of County Kerry, Ireland, he is a graduate of St. John’s University, where he received a Doctor of Commerical Science Degree. He later served as Chairman and member of the Board of Trustees. He is a former Director of The New Ireland Fund, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and a member of the Staten Island Foundation. In 2005, Mr. Kelleher was Grand Marshal of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City. He is one of the Founders of New World Preparatory Charter School, located in Port Richmond, Staten Island that caters to the needs of immigrant children.

He received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and was inducted into the Irish America Hall of Fame. He also received an honorary Doctorate from the National University of Ireland. He lives on Staten Island with his wife, Carol. They have three children and eight grandchildren.