(Bloomberg) — Financial institution of America Corp. introduced its most vital management adjustments because the monetary disaster, changing the chief monetary officer and elevating 5 new members to the senior administration workforce, together with three ladies.
Alastair Borthwick, president of worldwide industrial banking, will exchange CFO Paul Donofrio subsequent quarter, the corporate mentioned Friday in an inner memo. Dean Athanasia, head of the buyer and small-business unit, will tackle a bigger function on the agency by including accountability for the industrial financial institution.
With the shake-up, Financial institution of America is paving the way in which for a brand new era of leaders below Chief Govt Officer Brian Moynihan, and follows within the wake of final month’s announcement that Chief Working Officer Thomas Montag, who was additionally liable for the investment-banking operation, plans to depart at year-end.
Matthew Koder, president of company and funding banking, and Jim DeMare, president of worldwide markets, will proceed of their roles however tackle extra accountability to fill the void that Montag, 64, leaves within the investment-banking division.
The adjustments replicate the financial institution’s “ongoing effort to develop generations of various leaders who’re deeply skilled and energized to drive the corporate’s progress,” Moynihan, 61, mentioned within the memo. “It would proceed to be my privilege to serve with them as CEO as we drive accountable progress via its second decade.”
Athanasia, 55, is considered one of Financial institution of America’s longest-serving executives, and soared up the ranks of the agency’s largest enterprise. He most just lately took cost of greater than 70,000 staff who have been liable for greater than 66 million U.S. customers. He’s held roles throughout banking purchasers that ranged from the ultra-wealthy to small companies, whereas being liable for including 1000’s of monetary advisers to the agency.
The financial institution additionally introduced senior departures, together with Sanaz Zaimi, head of fixed-income, currencies and commodities gross sales. Zaimi rose below Montag as one of the vital senior ladies within the investment-banking division. She took the lead on worldwide banking offers and moved to move of FICC gross sales amid an govt shake-up in 2020.
Shares of the corporate fell 0.9% to $40.55 at 10:48 a.m. in New York. They’ve climbed 34% this yr.
New direct experiences to Moynihan embrace Koder, DeMare, Bernie Mensah, Lauren Mogensen, Aditya Bhasin, Tom Scrivener, Steve Boland, Bruce Thompson and Borthwick, in line with folks conversant in the adjustments. Of the 9 direct experiences, one is Asian, two are black and one is a lady.
Andrea Smith, chief administrative officer, will retire at year-end after virtually 34 years on the financial institution, in line with the memo. Boland, head of retail banking, will step into Smith’s function as CAO and proceed to function vice chair of the financial institution’s world range and inclusion council. He’s one of the vital senior black executives on the financial institution.
Montag has overseen the funding financial institution since he joined the Charlotte, North Carolina-based firm via its takeover of Merrill Lynch throughout the 2008 monetary disaster. He and Vice Chairman Anne Finucane, who additionally plans to retire at year-end, have been crucial to the financial institution’s rebuilding for greater than a decade, and can keep on as members of the corporate’s world advisory council, Financial institution of America mentioned in August.
The brand new members of the administration workforce are Bhasin, Mogensen, Holly O’Neill, Scrivener and Wendy Stewart, in line with the memo. Three of the 5 are ladies, together with O’Neill, who takes over for Boland as head of retail banking. She oversaw the banks’ mortgage rollout for the paycheck safety program in addition to different logistical challenges throughout the pandemic. Stewart was appointed president of worldwide industrial banking and can report back to Athanasia.
Mogensen, the third girl to be added to the administration workforce, will change into world common counsel, succeeding David Leitch, who plans to retire subsequent yr, in line with the memo. Donofrio, the present CFO, will change into vice chairman, overseeing sustainable finance.
Borthwick, the brand new CFO, at present heads the lender’s expansive commercial-banking operation, which serves midsize corporations and industries comparable to actual property and training. The 52-year-old joined the administration workforce in 2020, whereas working carefully with Montag on offers.
Borthwick, who beforehand labored at Goldman Sachs Group Inc., has been in his place atop industrial banking since 2012. He was additionally co-head of capital markets, which included accountability for fairness capital markets, investment-grade debt capital markets, leveraged finance and origination for charges and currencies.
Final yr, the corporate elevated eight executives to its administration workforce, the senior-most decision-making physique on the firm. These shifts got here a decade after Moynihan took the helm amid the worldwide monetary disaster. Since then, he’s steered the lender via one other interval of financial turmoil, this time attributable to the coronavirus pandemic.
(Updates share value in eighth paragraph. A earlier model of this story corrected the timing of Leitch’s departure in thirteenth paragraph.)
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