About Tom

The word Claddagh (pronounced Klah-duh) is Gaelic in origin and means beach or shore. A beach will bring different images to your mind based on your experiences. It could symbolize a launching point or the completion of an undertaking. For Claddagh, LLC, this is meaningful as we work with various people that have distinct goals. Some people are very clear on their goals and others need help defining an end point. We would like to hear your story so we can better understand your journey and desired destination. 

Thomas M. O’Shea, MBA, CPA, CFP®

Tom is an accomplished Certified Financial Planner™ professional and a graduate of the College of Financial Planning. He has over 15 years of experience as a financial advisor and nearly 35 years of business experience.

Tom’s Education

  • Graduated from DePaul University in 1985
  • Passed the CPA exam in 1985
  • Earned MBA from Wake Forest University in 1991
  • Earned CFP® certification in 2009
  • Earned Women’s Choice Award in 2014, 2016, 2018

Tom’s Professional Experience
Over 18 years in the corporate world at the following companies:

  • Sara Lee Corporation
  • Fruit of the Loom
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Lantis Eyewear

Tom’s Financial Services Experience

  • Northwestern Mutual 2003-2005
  • Principal Financial Group 2006-2009
  • Claddagh, LLC 2010-present

Tom has been happily married since 1992 and is a proud father to his daughter and son. He is active at the Wakeman Boys and Girls Club coaching youth basketball, and is a lifelong learner and avid reader. He continuously keeps in mind the lessons he learned from his parents – integrity, work ethic, faith, and family – and incorporates them into his daily life.

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My Office

1735 Post Road, Suite 2C
Fairfield, Connecticut 06824

Call Us

Phone: 203-254-8344
Fax: 888-533-6332