James Kearney III

Chief Risk Officer

James Kearney III is the Global Chief Risk Officer at Pershing and member of the Executive Committee. Jim leads risk professionals around the world and serves as Chairman of the Senior Risk and Control Committee and a member of the Global Credit and Market Risk Committee and the Resiliency Steering Committee. Jim is also an active diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging champion, leading company-wide roundtables.

Jim brings to BNY Mellon extensive experience in risk leadership and trading. Prior to joining the firm, Jim served as chief risk officer at Wedbush Securities, Inc. He also holds industry leadership roles on the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Chief Risk Officer Roundtable and the Chief Credit Officer Roundtable.

Jim earned a Bachelor of Business Administration for the University of Iowa, majoring in Finance.