Chief Financial Officer
David Hopkins is Chief Financial Officer and a Managing Director for Pershing, a BNY Mellon company. David is responsible for all of Pershing’s financial functions globally, including financial reporting in the United States, United Kingdom and Asia. Additionally, he is responsible for client pricing, Treasury, financial planning, decision support, accounting and financial controls. He is a member of Pershing’s Executive Committee and BNY Mellon’s Senior Leadership Team.
Before joining the firm in 2011, David served as senior managing director of Wells Fargo Advisors and chief operating officer of its Financial Services Group. In that role, he was responsible for leading strategic initiatives in the areas of product management, research and advice, financial advisor tools, and the self-directed investor channel. Prior to the Wachovia/Wells Fargo merger, David was chief financial officer of Wachovia Securities, where he was responsible for all the firm’s financial functions. Prior to that, David held leadership positions in Wachovia’s Finance organization and was named controller of Wachovia Securities following its joint venture with Prudential Securities in 2004. David began his career as a certified public accountant at Ernst & Whinney and Price Waterhouse, including international assignments in the U.K. and Poland. He subsequently served as chief financial officer of GE Capital in Poland prior to joining First Union Corporation before its merger with Wachovia.
David earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Florida. He also completed the Securities Industry Institute® program, sponsored by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.