Ron DeCicco

Executive Advisor

Ron DeCicco is an Executive Advisor for Pershing a BNY Mellon company, providing consulting to the Pershing Executive Committee. Ron was the firm’s chief executive officer, providing leadership for the Pershing family of companies in 23 locations worldwide until he retired from that role in early 2016. Ron is a member of Pershing’s Executive Committee and BNY Mellon’s Operating Committee.  

Prior to being CEO, Ron was the chief operating officer of the firm, sharing leadership responsibility for all Pershing affiliates. Previously, Ron was the chief administrative officer, with leadership responsibility for Operational Risk Management, Facilities, Global Security, People Services and Tax and Depository Balances. He also had administrative responsibility for Internal Audit, Legal and Compliance. Ron joined Pershing in 1971 in the Client Service Department, worked in various roles and ultimately assumed leadership responsibility such as serving as head of Global Operations, Account Management, Client Service and Client Training. He is the former chair of Pershing’s Technology Priorities Committee.

Ron has served as a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA) Operations Advisory Committee, which provides guidance and insight on securities industry operational trends and their potential impact on controls and regulation. The committee also provides input on the potential effect proposed FINRA rules may have on the industry and the barriers and costs to implementation.  

Ron earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Iona College, and has 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.