James T. Crowley

Global Head of Pershing

James T. Crowley

Chief Executive Officer


Jim Crowley is Senior Executive Vice President and Global Head of Pershing. He is also a member of the BNY Mellon Executive Committee. Pershing provides business-to-business solutions to clients representing over 7.5 million investor accounts globally. Jim leads a team of experienced professionals dedicated to helping clients improve profitability, drive growth, create efficiency, and manage risk and regulation. He is a passionate supporter of Diversity and Inclusion and ESG efforts.


Prior to becoming head of Pershing in July 2019, Jim served as the firm’s Chief Operating Officer, ensuring that Pershing had a sustainable and resilient business strategy, attracted and developed the best talent, and had the proper controls and systems in place to support its business.


He is a frequent speaker at client events and major industry conferences on business trends, strategy and transformation, sharing his broad range of industry insights and experience.


Jim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Florida State University. He is on the Board of Governors of FINRA and was previously a member of the Board of Directors of Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) and the Financial Services Institute (FSI). He also completed the Securities Industry Institute® (SII) program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He previously served on the SII Board of Trustees, where he held the role of Chairman from 2007-2009.