Mr. Stephan is the Chief Enterprise Risk Officer and Chief Operating Officer for Risk and Compliance. In this role, he has responsibility for the enterprise risk framework, enterprise risk data aggregation and reporting, select major projects and administration of the Risk and Compliance divisions.
Mr. Stephan has more than 25 years of experience at BNY Mellon, holding various positions within the Company. Before assuming his current role, Mr. Stephan was Chief Operating Officer for the Asia Pacific Region. In this role, he had regional responsibility for infrastructure and business services, oversaw the Company’s Southeast Asian representative offices, and supported the region’s business heads in strategic planning and project management. Before that, he was Chief Risk Officer - Asia Pacific, and was responsible for formulating, executing and maintaining an effective risk management program encompassing all products, services and operations within the region. Prior to that, Mr. Stephan was Head of Global Corporate Credit, where he oversaw the credit product for BNY Mellon’s corporate clients. He also directed a special project initiated to reduce BNY Mellon’s credit exposure to non-strategic and leveraged companies and served as Portfolio Manager at Alcentra, a subsidiary of BNY Mellon Asset Management. Additionally, Mr. Stephan spent over ten years in BNY Capital Markets, where he was Co-Head of Leveraged and Syndicated Finance, and where he created and managed Hamilton Loan Asset Management, an asset management business focused on non-investment grade loans.
In the early part of his career, Mr. Stephan held positions with the Company in the Public Utilities Division, where he covered the Northeast Region of the United States, and in the Credit Division, where he oversaw the credit training program. From 1997 to 2000, he was the Chief Financial Officer of New Seasons Assisted Living, a provider of housing and services to the elderly.
Mr. Stephan holds a Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University and a Masters of Business Administration from The Wharton School.