July 9, 2020 – Brown Brothers Harriman is pleased to announce the appointment of Valentino D. Carlotti as a General Partner of the Firm effective January 1, 2021, subject to regulatory approval. On July 1, 2020, Val joined the Private Banking line of business as the Head of our Corporate Advisory and Banking practice as a Partner-elect employee, succeeding Partner Carter Sullivan, who will retire at year-end. Val will be resident in New York.
BBH’s Corporate Advisory and Banking group, a part of our Private Banking business, supports the owners and senior executives of private businesses throughout their value creation lifecycle. From financing organic growth or acquisitions to providing advice on capital structure or navigating the sale of an asset or business, BBH helps its clients achieve the successful execution of their strategies.
“We are delighted to welcome Val to the Firm and to our Private Banking business” said Jeff Meskin, Partner and Head of Private Banking. “BBH strives to be the trusted advisor to the private business owners and families of substantial wealth that it works with. Val’s extensive corporate finance, operating and relationship management experience over the past 25 years uniquely position him to lead our Corporate Advisory and Banking practice. He has built an impressive track record as a trusted advisor to business leaders of both public and private companies.”
Val brings two and a half decades of business development, markets, corporate finance, M&A, relationship management and leadership experience to his position at BBH. Most recently Val served as the Chief Business Development Officer at Sotheby’s, the auction house, where he was a member of its Executive Management Committee. Prior to joining Sotheby’s in 2017, he was a Senior Partner at The Goldman Sachs Group where he worked for 23 years in various roles in Investment Banking, Institutional Equities Sales, Client Relationship Management and Human Resources across Goldman's offices in Europe and the Americas. In 2007 Val was asked to relocate to Sao Paulo Brazil to establish a physical Goldman Sachs presence in that market. He founded Goldman Sachs Brazil Bank and served as the Bank’s President for five years until his return to NY to lead the Institutional Client Group.
Beyond his professional career, Val is deeply committed to the community in which he lives. He currently serves on the boards of Carnegie Hall, The Boys' Club of New York, American Ballet Theatre, and Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) and is a former Trustee of The Guggenheim Museum, Jazz at Lincoln Center and The Studio Museum in Harlem.
"I am incredibly excited to join Brown Brothers Harriman. I have known and admired the firm and its people since my college years,” says Val Carlotti. “BBH’s commitment to excellence, its intense focus on the client and its emphasis on growing long-term relationships, grounded in partnership and a spirit of teamwork all resonate with me. Having begun discussions with the Firm late last year; I am eager to join, give my best and make a positive impact on our client relationships and our business.”
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BBH is a privately held financial institution that has been a thought leader and solutions provider for over 200 years. The firm serves individuals, families, businesses and institutions in its three business lines: Private Banking, Investment Management, and Investor Services. BBH’s culture of accountability fosters deep and lasting relationships built on commitment, adaptability and trust. The company is independent, selective, and specialized by design.
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