Chief of Staff
Richard Brueckner is Chief of Staff of BNY Mellon. He is responsible for a number of corporate business partner groups, including General Services & Corporate Real Estate; Marketing & Corporate Affairs; and the Project Management Office. He also chairs the Major Initiatives Committee, the Major Expenditures Committee and the CAO Roundtable. In addition, the internal audit function reports to him administratively. He is also a member of the company's Executive Committee, the organization's most senior management body, which oversees day-to-day operations. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE:BK).
Rich joined The Bank of New York in May 2003 when Pershing was acquired from Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB). He served as CEO of Pershing from 2001 to 2009 and as its Chairman from 2007 to 2011. He was a member of the CSFB Executive Board after CSFB's acquisition of Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette (DLJ) and Pershing in November 2000. He joined DLJ in 1978 and served as Treasurer of DLJ Securities Corporation and Chief Financial Officer of Pershing, where he has held a variety of senior management positions in administration, finance, marketing, and operations. Prior to 1978, he was a member of the management group of the Investment Services Department of KPMG Peat Marwick.
Rich has served as a Governor on the Board for FINRA and its predecessor, the NASD®, the primary regulator for firms in the securities industry in the United States. In this capacity he has served as Lead Independent Governor, Chairman of the Finance and Operations Committee, and a member of the Executive Committee and the Governance Committee. He has previously served as Chairman of the NASD's National Adjudicatory Council and as Chairman of the NASD's New York District Committee.
He has served on the Board of Directors of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) and as the SIFMA's Co-Treasurer and Co-Chair of the Audit & Finance Committee. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the Global Financial Markets Association and a Trustee and Chairman of the Board of the SIFMA's Foundation for Investor Education. He has been active in SIFMA, serving as the founding Chairman of the Clearing Firms Committee, Chairman of the Membership Committee and Chairman of the New York District. He has also served on the Board of Archipelago LLC and as a Trustee for the Frontier Trust Company in Fargo, North Dakota and the United Way of Hudson County, New Jersey.
Rich is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Muhlenberg College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and in 1973 became a Certified Public Accountant in New York.