Christopher Mager

Christopher Mager

Managing Director and Head of Global Innovation
Digital Platform Office

About Christopher Mager

Mr. Mager is the Head of Global Innovation within BNY Mellon Treasury Services’ Digital Platform Office. In this role he leads a team responsible for digital strategy and planning, managing the structured innovation process and strategic innovation projects, and research, development and thought leadership for emerging technology including blockchain and artificial intelligence among others. Mr. Mager was a member of the Federal Reserve’s Faster Payments Task Force and is a frequent speaker on payment modernization initiatives.

Prior to this role, Mr. Mager was the Head of Market Segments, a team responsible for strategic development, industry expertise, new product development, sales and marketing strategy, and segment governance for BNY Mellon Treasury Services’ target market segments globally, including banks, asset managers, broker-dealers, insurance, healthcare and the emerging payment technology segment.

Mr. Mager was also the business manager for alternative distribution channels, including Treasury Services’ private label business and Asset Account Services. His responsibilities included strategic planning, product development, marketing, and the overall growth and income of the alternative distribution business lines.

Prior to his roles in Global Product Management, Mr. Mager was the Northeast Corporate Sales Manager for BNY Mellon Treasury Services. As sales manager, he managed a team of sales representatives that was responsible for new business development and account maintenance for a portfolio of large corporate accounts located in the Northeastern states. Mr. Mager was also an executive sales representative calling on large corporations in the Metro New York area prior to becoming the Northeast Corporate Sales Manager.

Mr. Mager initially joined the bank in Global Client Management and completed the credit-training program in preparation for that role.

Mr. Mager holds a bachelor’s degree from the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University, a master of business administration degree from the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh, and is a Certified Treasury Professional. He is a graduate of BNY Mellon’s Leadership Development and Strategy to Win programs, as well as the Harvard Business School High Potentials Leadership Program.

Mr. Mager is a Board Advisor and past President of the Pittsburgh chapter of ALPFA, the largest professional association for Latino business leaders in the U.S. He is a member of IMPACT, is Co-Chair of its Latino Leadership Forum, and serves as an Ambassador for IMPACT on the Pittsburgh campus. He also represents Treasury Services on the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council, chaired by CEO Charlie Scharf.

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