Our Team


Eanna McCloskey

Managing Director

Eanna has over 33 years’ experience in the financial services industry with over half of this time spent at executive level in various organisations. Eanna is an acknowledged technical expert, a Revenue approved Pensioneer Trustee and is a Fellow of both the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) and the Life Insurance Association (LIA). Eanna has been an invited speaker by the Department of An Taoiseach to address Government initiatives on improving customer service in the public sector. For the last 16 years Eanna has been responsible for the strategic direction of Wealth Options that has seen the company grow to become one of the most recognised brands in the provision of pension product solutions to financial brokers in Ireland. “Our team at Wealth Options aim to provide personable contact with our broker customers. We see ourselves as being in partnership with financial brokers. We treat people with respect and courtesy, and want to deliver fast, accurate, and efficient service. There is no place in the modern business environment for remote, inefficient and uncaring service. Wealth Options will provide new standards for old values.”

Brian Flynn


Brian began his career with AIB Bank in 1986 moving to its life insurance subsidiary Ark Life after a successful stint in branch banking. Brian moved to Scottish Provident as Broker Consultant in 1995, was promoted to Area Manager (North West) in 1999 and became national Pensions Sales Manager in 2001. He is a Pensioneer Trustee. He has extensive contacts in both the Broker market and Life & Pensions Industry. Brian is spearheading the Wealth Options sales drive and is identifying quality business opportunities with key intermediaries across the nation. His enthusiasm for the future role of Brokers is infectious; “Brokers are responsible for the majority of the Pension and Investment business written in Ireland. They are more involved in advising consumers on the most complex financial transactions. Irish people like face to face advice and are increasingly turning to qualified advisors to help them manage their wealth. Brokers are the only independent advice choice for consumers and we can be an important ally to both for the future.”

Brendan Ashby

Product Development Director 

Originally from Zimbabwe, Brendan completed his degree as a BSc in Finance and marketing from the university of Alabama in the United States. As well as providing Business Development support to the brokers on his panel Brendan is part of the structured product design and development team at Wealth Options. His expertise and relationships with Domestic and International Investment Banks have been instrumental in bringing some of the most innovative structured products seen in the Irish Market.

Phone: 087 2418593
Email:  brendanashby@wealthoptions.ie

Deirdre Sheils

Head of Development and Investments

Deirdre joined Wealth Options in 2006 heading up the Exempt Unit Trust Services Division adding to the Wealth Options product portfolio.  This niche service allows Ireland ‘s broker and financial advisor community to brand and promote their own bespoke funds.


Since 2011 she is a broker consultant for Wealth Options Ltd for the Midlands & North Eastern region.  Deirdre held a variety of senior roles within FBD Life & Pensions, Aon Consulting, and Merrion Stockbrokers, before joining Wealth Options. She has completed the Irish Stock Exchange Registered  Representative, QFA & RPA examinations.

Phone: 087 6843691
Email:  deirdresheils@wealthoptions.ie

Dave Dennis

Business Development Manager

Dave, a Qualified Financial Advisor has been with Wealth Options for 9 years with over 20 years experience in the Financial Services Industry. He has gained experience working in the UK and Ireland, initially in the Occupational Pensions area he has also held roles in Pension Consultancy and latterly worked as a Financial Advisor.

Dave believes that the suite of products that Wealth Options offer allied to his background in the Pensions and Intermediary market leave him well suited to the Business Development Manager role.

Phone: 086 3326318
Email:  davedennis@wealthoptions.ie

Cillian O’Dea

Business Development Manager

Cillian joined Wealth Options in 2010 after graduating with an Honours Degree in Financial Services from the National College of Ireland.  After a short term in an administration role he was promoted to a BDM in the Dublin area. Cillian is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and a Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA). He also holds a Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning from UCD.

An experienced Broker Consultant, with a great knowledge of the pensions and investment industry. Cillian is very much committed to focusing on providing Brokers in his area with a top class service.

Phone: 086 2054243
Email:  cillianodea@wealthoptions.ie

Kieran Crosse

Business Development Manager – South East Area

Having worked in Financial Services for over 30 years, Kieran brings a huge amount of experience to the role.

His background is in Banking, Life assurance, Wealth management and Deposits. This brings a depth of knowledge which allied to his belief that the provision of sound independent financial advice and excellent customer service greatly enhances the strength of the team.

He is a Qualified Financial Advisor and holds a Diploma in Pension planning.
Kieran is committed to the provision of needs based advice and supporting the broker market  by providing product, support and delivery of excellent customer service.

Phone: 086 9892525
Email:  kierancrosse@wealthoptions.ie

Ian Smith

Business Development Manager

Ian has worked in the life and pensions industry for over 25 years. Starting his career as a Wealth Manager with Irish Permanent Life and Pensions, then joining Zurich as a Broker Consultant. After 6 years he joined Bank of Ireland Life as a Pensions Manager. In 2017 Ian joined Black Bee as a Business Development Manager in the Munster area where he built up a very strong support base with the Brokers.

Ian is bringing this wealth of knowledge and experience to Wealth Options where he believes the alternative investment market and the Self-Administered Pension market is still at its very early growth stage and offers real opportunity for Brokers to build strongly diversified portfolios for their clients.

Phone: 087 140 4455
Email:  iansmith@wealthoptions.ie

Management Team

Deirdre O'Hanlon

Head of Operations

Amy Flanagan

Head of Compliance & Risk

Sabrina Doyle

Head of Marketing

Sinead Moore

Assistant Manager

Sinead Gannon

Assistant Manager

For Administration Queries:

A(M)RF Department

A(M)RF Distribution Department

PRSA Department

Structured Product Department

General Queries