Head of Americas Asset Servicing
Dan Smith is an Executive Vice President of BNY Mellon and leads the Americas region for the Asset Servicing business. In this capacity Dan manages the U.S. Asset Servicing, Latin America Asset Servicing and Hedgemark businesses, and oversees BNY Mellon’s interest in the CIBC Mellon Asset Servicing joint venture. Dan is a member of BNY Mellon’s Corporate Operating Committee.
Before being appointed to his current position, Dan served as the head of Strategic Planning and Initiatives for the company's Investment Services businesses. In that role, he oversaw the strategic planning process and governance for major investments and projects. Prior to that, Dan served as head of Transformation and Administration for the Asset Servicing business overseeing restructuring and efficiency programs for the business.
From 2010 to 2012 Dan served as the Chief Operating Officer for BNY Mellon’s Asia Pacific region, which comprises of 8,000 employees in 12 countries. Based in Hong Kong, Dan had responsibility for infrastructure and business services, and oversight of Southeast Asian representative offices. Additionally, Dan supported the region’s line of business heads in strategic planning and project management.
Prior to his appointment as Asia Pacific COO, Dan served as Chief Administrative Officer for BNY Mellon Asset Servicing where he had responsibility for Global Strategy, Learning and Development, MIS and Executive Support. He managed several shared services for the business including Corporate Affairs, Human Resources, Legal, Risk and Compliance.
Prior to his appointment as Asset Servicing CAO, Dan served as Program Director for BNY Mellon’s Asset Servicing Merger Integration, leading a team of analysts with a focus on executing the integration of the Bank of New York and Mellon’s Asset Servicing business. Prior to this, he served as head of Global Professional Services and Eagle Access, the application service provider for Eagle Investment Systems Dan joined BNY Mellon in 1987 and has held various management positions throughout his tenure with the company. Dan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management from Hartwick College.