Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Gabriela Franco Parcella is the chairman, president, and chief executive officer at Mellon Capital. She provides strategic leadership to the executive team and across all areas of the firm. Gabriela has been a key contributor to Mellon Capital’s growth in multi-asset and beta strategies, international expansion, and the extension of its institutional strategies through strategic sub-advised relationships.
Gabriela has worked in the financial services, operations, risk, and regulatory fields since 1994. Prior to her current role, Gabriela served as executive vice president and chief operating officer at Mellon Capital, managing all operations, technology, finance, regulatory, and administrative functions. She previously served in other senior roles at the firm, including managing director of business operations, chief compliance officer, and general counsel. Prior to joining Mellon Capital in 1997, she was an attorney at Orrick.
Gabriela chairs the Mellon Capital Board of Directors, Executive Planning Group, and Senior Management Group, and is a member of the BNY Mellon Senior Leadership Team. She is the founder of the San Francisco region Women’s Initiative Network (WIN). She serves on the Stanford Law School Board of Visitors, chairs the Board of Schools of the Sacred Heart San Francisco, and formerly served on the Board of San Francisco Meals on Wheels. She is also a life member of ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals for America).
Gabriela is a frequent speaker at industry events, including SOCAP 2015 (where she presented “Social Finance and Investing in Carbon Efficiency”) and the 2016 BNY Mellon People Report. She was named one of the “Most Influential Women” by the San Francisco Business Times in 2016. Fortune magazine and ALPFA named Gabriela third on their 2017 list of the “50 Most Powerful Latinas in Corporate America.”
Gabriela earned a JD from Stanford Law School and an MPA from the University of Texas at Austin.