Mr. Elliott retired from BNY Mellon as Senior Vice Chairman. Mr. Elliott began a 23-year career with BNY Mellon in 1987 as head of finance for Mellon Financial Corporation. He was named chief financial officer in 1990, vice chairman in 1992, and senior vice chairman in 1998. Mr. Elliott also served as a director of Mellon Financial Corporation from 2001 until the merger with The Bank of New York in July 2007. He was then a director of BNY Mellon through July 2008. While at Mellon, Mr. Elliott led a number of the company’s servicing businesses and was co-leader of the integration of The Bank of New York and Mellon Financial Corporation when they merged in 2007. Mr. Elliott led strategic acquisitions, divestitures and restructurings, and he also held various business leadership roles in asset servicing, securities lending, foreign exchange, capital markets, global cash management, technology, and institutional banking.
Prior to joining Mellon, Mr. Elliott served as chief financial officer of First Commerce Corporation, corporate controller of Crocker National Bank, senior vice president of Continental Illinois National Bank, and corporate controller of United California Bank. Mr. Elliott also has substantial public company director experience with Fortune 500 companies, currently serving on the board of PPL Corporation where he chairs the audit committee and serves on the executive and finance committees. Mr. Elliott also served on the board of Alliance Bernstein from 2011 to 2017 where he was lead director, chair of the audit committee, and member of the executive and compensation committees.
Mr. Elliott holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Houston and a masters of management in finance with the highest distinction from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He is a certified public accountant (inactive).
Committees: Executive Committee, Risk Oversight Committee (Chair), Compensation Committee