Co-Founder Grovehouse, Owner of Lilia and Misi
In 2014, Sean Feeney partnered with then-neighbor, Chef Missy Robbins to build their hospitality company, Grovehouse. Together, they’ve opened two Italian Williamsburg restaurants - Lilia & Misi- both of which received three stars from The New York Times. With fresh eyes on the hospitality industry, Feeney has become a highly regarded, innovative restaurateur by emphatically challenging the way it has always been done. He is driven to find the perfect balance between art and commerce, which has allowed an exciting young company to be as creative and daring as it dreams. Sean is a managing partner of Hometown Barbque (Red Hook & Industry City) and Red Hook Tavern. He sits on the board of the Food Education Fund , a non profit organization that supports the Food & Finance High School in Manhattan. Ultimately, Feeney believes it is his joyful duty in life to help make everyday a good day for anyone he encounters.
Until 2019, Feeney enjoyed a 16 year career in the finance industry as a credit broker at Cantor Fitzgerald, credit trader at Goldman Sachs, and credit investor at Anchorage Capital Group. Prior to graduating from the University of Virginia, Sean grew up on the Jersey Shore where his passion for food, appreciation for hospitality and obsession with dining experiences began. He credits this to his parent’s biggest investment, family. He currently lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn with his wife Maria and their 3 children.