I am pleased to announce that Sean Cleary was elected to the Board of Directors of Capitol Bank and Capitol Bankshares, Inc. at the October meeting. Sean has successfully served on the Verona Advisory Board since 2006 and will remain in that capacity while serving on the Bank and Holding Company Boards.
Sean is an accomplished businessman with deep ties and contacts within the regional business community. His impressive resume summarized below demonstrates the strong influence Sean will have on the future success of Capitol Bank.
President & CEO, Capitol Bank
Sean Cleary is the President of Cleary Holdings Inc., Cleary Building Corp., and Cleary Transport LLC. Cleary Building Corp. is a manufacturing and construction company of pre-engineered structures with 82 office locations and 3 manufacturing plants in the United States. Sean’s leadership since he joined the company has been instrumental in its growth from 40 employees and one office location, to more than 900 employees and the current number of offices across the United States.
Sean graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1985. He has worked in a leadership capacity at Cleary Building Corp. since 1985. Additionally, Sean owns and manages five real estate limited liability companies, along with a consulting company.
Sean currently serves on the UW Business School Dean’s Advisory Board, and sits on that Board with a number of C level people from Fortune 100 companies. Additionally, Sean was on the UW Graaskamp Real Estate School Advisory Board, Past President of the Verona Area Chamber of Commerce, and Chaired the Verona Chamber Economic Development Committee for many years. He was also on the committee to formulate the business plan for Thrive, an entity to promote regional growth and quality of life.
Other community based work includes serving as Chairman of St. Mary’s (SSM) Hospital Foundation Board, chair of the executive committee, and a longtime member of the finance committee. He is also the Past President at Blackhawk Country Club. Additionally, he is a member of Brightstar, and an angel investor with Third Coast Angels. Sean is a past owner, organizer, and board member of an optometry software company that was recently sold.
Sean was a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year Award in 2009.