James T. Crowley

Chief Executive Officer, BNY Mellon | Pershing

James T. Crowley, Chief Executive Officer, BNY Mellon | Pershing

Jim Crowley is the Chief Executive Officer for BNY Mellon | Pershing. Pershing provides business-to-business solutions to over 1,300 of the world’s most sophisticated financial services firms. Jim is the chair of Pershing’s Executive Committee and a member of BNY Mellon’s Executive Committee. He leads a team of experienced professionals dedicated to helping firms operate their businesses more efficiently so they may serve their clients more effectively, while delivering a noticeably superior service experience.


Prior to becoming CEO in July 2019, he served as the firm’s chief operating officer, ensuring that Pershing had a sustainable and resilient business strategy, attracted and developed the best talent, and had the proper controls and systems in place to support its business.


In the past Jim served as Pershing’s chief relationship officer, working side-by-side with firms to help them develop their strategic vision and execute their growth initiatives.


Jim is a frequent speaker at client events and major industry conferences on business trends, strategy and transformation. He is often quoted in the business press for his broad range of industry insights and experience.


Jim earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Florida State University. He is on the Board of Directors of the Financial Services Institute (FSI) and completed the Securities Industry Institute® (SII) program, sponsored by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He served on the SII Board of Trustees, where he held the role of chairman from 2007-2009.