New York, January 21, 2014 – Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH) is pleased to announce that Michael McGovern has joined the firm as Managing Director, Chief Information Officer and Head of Systems. In this capacity, Mr. McGovern is responsible for the management and leadership of the firm’s technology strategy, application development, and systems infrastructure across all business lines. Mr. McGovern is based in New York and reports to BBH Partner and Global Head of Technology, Taylor Bodman.
Mr. McGovern joins BBH from Citi Transaction Services where he spent the last decade serving as Managing Director and Global Technology Head of Securities & Fund Services. Mr. McGovern’s 26 year career in information technology includes significant and industry-relevant posts at Chase Manhattan Bank and Chemical Bank.
“For many years, clients have selected BBH’s financial services because of the depth and specialization of the technology behind them,” said Taylor Bodman. “Since the establishment of our Infomediary business a dozen years ago, BBH has offered technology services independently of financial services. With over 150 leading asset gatherers now serving their clients using BBH technology as their own, we have two synergistic businesses. Mike has joined BBH to lead these mission critical activities as we expand the geographic and functional scope of our technology. He has many attributes that will make him a great fit for our organization. Among these are his client-orientation, domain expertise, teamwork approach, and track record of delivery.”
Michael McGovern said, “As a technologist, I’m excited and proud to be part of this organization. BBH’s systems are world-class. Equally impressive is the inherent configurability of the firm’s technology platform. Through the flexibility to export our technology to help large enterprises scale their businesses, BBH is supporting an undeserved growth segment of the market. Meanwhile, BBH continues to invest heavily in the ongoing evolution of technology required across its key business lines. That’s very exciting for the industry and our clients.”
About Brown Brothers Harriman
Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH) is a privately-held financial institution that has been a thought leader and solutions provider for nearly 200 years. Entrusted with close to $4 trillion in client assets1, we serve the most discerning and sophisticated individuals and institutions through our asset management, asset servicing, private capital and wealth management businesses. Our culture of accountability fosters deep and lasting relationships built on commitment, adaptability and trust.
BBH operates in seventeen global locations, including Beijing, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Dublin, Grand Cayman, Hong Kong, Jersey City, Krakow, London, Luxembourg, New York, Philadelphia, Tokyo, Wilmington, and Zürich. For more information about Brown Brothers Harriman, please visit www.bbh.com.
1 As of December 31, 2013.