Chief Risk Officer
Mark Swenarton is the Chief Risk Officer and a Managing Director for Pershing, a BNY Mellon company. He is a member of Pershing’s Executive Committee. Prior to his current role, Mark led Pershing’s Client Service Delivery, Prime Services and Trading Services groups in the U.S. Mark serves as a board member for Pershing India Operational Services Private Limited, Pershing Securities Australia Pty Ltd. and Pershing Advisor Solutions. Prior to joining Pershing in 1996, Mark was a vice president in Mutual Fund Operations for Smith Barney Shearson.
Mark is the co-chair of Pershing’s Strategic Risk Management Committee and is a member of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Operations and Technology Steering Committee. He is a past chairperson of Pershing’s Technology Priorities Committee and of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. (FINRA) Uniform Practice Code Committee. He was previously a member of the Investment Company Institute’s (ICI) Broker Dealer Advisory Committee and the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation’s (DTCC) Wealth Management Advisory Board.
Mark earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Mount Saint Mary’s University and has completed the Securities Industry Institute® program, sponsored SIFMA, at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.