- Thomas S. Monahan, President and Chief Executive Officer
- Rob Ferguson, Senior Vice President, Capital Markets
- Mark R. Hemingway, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, Governance and General Counsel
- Claire Johnson, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
- David S. Linds, Senior Vice President, Business Development and Relationship Management
- Robert M. Shier, Senior Vice President, Chief Operations Officer
- Sue Simone, Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Communications
- David Colajezzi, Vice President, Head of Internal Audit
- Kelly Hastings, Vice President, Chief Risk Officer
President and Chief Executive Officer
Thomas S. Monahan is President and Chief Executive Officer of CIBC Mellon, Canada's leader in asset servicing. CIBC Mellon is 50-50 jointly owned by BNY Mellon and CIBC.
Mr. Monahan is responsible for the overall strategy and performance of CIBC Mellon. He has more than 30 years of experience in the investment industry. Prior to assuming his current role, he was Head of CIBC Woody Gundy for 10 years and was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CIBC Investor Services Inc. for seven years. Mr. Monahan's career in the investment industry began at the Montreal Stock Exchange and Merrill Lynch Canada. He has held progressively senior positions at CIBC World Markets and BMO Nesbitt Burns. Mr. Monahan has volunteered on the United Way Toronto campaign cabinet as chair of the Banks division since 2011.
A native of Montreal, Mr. Monahan has a bachelor of commerce degree from McGill University.
Senior Vice President, Capital Markets
Rob Ferguson is Senior Vice President, Capital Markets at CIBC Mellon. He is also a member of the company's executive management committee.
Mr. Ferguson is responsible for CIBC Mellon's capital markets functions, including global securities lending, treasury services, foreign exchange processing and settlement services, transition management, and commission recapture. In addition, Mr. Ferguson oversees the development and implementation of the CIBC Mellon’s complete asset servicing product suite, client integration activities and online client information delivery systems.
Mr. Ferguson has more than 20 years of experience in securities lending. He joined CIBC Mellon at the company's inception in 1996, coming from a securities lending system provider. He was responsible for executing critical functions of CIBC Mellon's global securities lending program as Vice President, GSL Product and Client Service. Mr. Ferguson was named co-head of CIBC Mellon’s global securities lending business in 2010, and took sole responsibility for the function in 2011.
Mr. Ferguson has chaired the annual Canadian Securities Lending Association (CASLA) Conference since its inception in 2011, and was named CASLA’s president in 2013. Mr. Ferguson a degree in economics from York University.
Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, Governance and General Counsel
Mark R. Hemingway is Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, Governance and General Counsel at CIBC Mellon. He is also a member of the company’s executive management committee.
Mr. Hemingway has overall responsibility for the company's compliance, corporate development, corporate secretarial, corporate security, legal and privacy functions, shared responsibility for the risk function as well as administrative responsibility for the internal audit function.
Mr. Hemingway has more than 20 years of experience in the legal profession. Prior to joining CIBC Mellon, he held general counsel and corporate secretary positions in a number of large Canadian companies. Mr. Hemingway was also previously a litigation lawyer at Torys LLP.
He received his law degree from Queen’s University and his master of laws degree from Cambridge University. He articled at the Supreme Court of Canada.
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Claire Johnson is Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer at CIBC Mellon. She is also a member of the company’s executive management committee.
Ms. Johnson is responsible for CIBC Mellon’s finance functions, including planning and analysis, accounting, corporate taxation and financial reporting. In addition, Ms. Johnson oversees CIBC Mellon’s office services and premises departments.
Ms. Johnson has held a diverse range of progressively senior roles within CIBC Mellon. She joined CIBC Mellon in 1997 as Senior Manager of the Investment Funds Accounting Department. Her subsequent roles included Vice President in Relationship Management, Vice President of Product Management and most recently Head of Marketing and Product.
Ms. Johnson is a Chartered Accountant with more than 20 years of industry experience. She earned her CA while at PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
Ms. Johnson received her Bachelor of Commerce degree at Queen’s University.
Senior Vice President, Business Development and Relationship Management
David S. Linds is Senior Vice President, Business Development and Relationship Management at CIBC Mellon. He is also a member of the company’s executive management committee.
Through the creation, communication and execution of strategic business plans, Mr. Linds manages CIBC Mellon's business development and relationship management activities.
Mr. Linds has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, including 22 years with CIBC World Markets and CIBC Mellon. While at CIBC World Markets, he was part of the team charged with the formation of CIBC Mellon.
Mr. Linds is very active in the community having recently served as Chairman of the board of directors for Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir. He is currently a member of the United Way of Greater Toronto's Business Development Cabinet.
Mr. Linds received an honours bachelor’s degree from Trinity College, University of Toronto.
Senior Vice President, Chief Operations Officer
Robert M. Shier is Senior Vice President, Chief Operations Officer at CIBC Mellon. He is also a member of the company's executive management committee.
Mr. Shier is responsible for CIBC Mellon’s operational divisions, including client and investment management services, asset servicing, investment fund accounting for the CIBC Mellon Global Securities Services Company.
Mr. Shier joined CIBC Mellon in 1997. He has more than 25 years of operational experience in financial services including brokerage, banking, asset servicing and transfer agency services.
Committed to industry involvement, Mr. Shier previously served on the boards of the CDSX Development Review Committee for The Canadian Depository for Securities (CDS) and currently serves on the Canadian Capital Markets Association (CCMA) board of directors.
Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Communications
Sue Simone is Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Communications at CIBC Mellon and is a member of the company’s executive management committee.
Ms. Simone has overall leadership responsibility for the company’s human resources strategy and function. She joined CIBC Mellon in 2010, bringing more than 20 years of extensive human resources expertise in the financial sector to the company. Prior to joining CIBC Mellon, she worked for CIBC in the retail and wealth management businesses handling all aspects of human resources operations. Additionally, Ms. Simone is responsible for CIBC Mellon's corporate communications and public affairs activities, including internal and external communications, public relations and corporate social responsibility strategic support.
Ms. Simone earned her Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and her certification in Alternate Dispute Resolution from the University of Windsor. She is also a member of the Human Resources Professionals Association.
Vice President, Head of Internal Audit
David M. Colajezzi is Vice President, Head of Internal Audit at CIBC Mellon.
Mr. Colajezzi is responsible for the Internal Audit function at CIBC Mellon. In this role, Mr. Colajezzi is responsible for ensuring Internal Audit provides independent and objective assurance on governance and control activities and provides consulting services designed to add value and improve CIBC Mellon operations.
Mr. Colajezzi has more than 17 years of experience in the financial services industry, focused primarily in mutual fund/investment servicing operations management and internal audit. Prior to joining CIBC Mellon, Mr. Colajezzi served in a variety of internal audit and operational leadership positions with firms such as BNY Mellon, PNC Bank and Janus Funds.
Mr. Colajezzi holds a master’s degree in education from the University of Phoenix with a concentration in adult education, as well as a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Columbia College. He is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).
Vice President, Chief Risk Officer
Kelly Hastings is Vice President, Chief Risk Officer at CIBC Mellon.
Ms. Hastings is responsible for overseeing CIBC Mellon’s risk management framework, which includes credit risk, market risk, operational risk and business continuity. In this role, Ms. Hastings also manages the corporate-wide policy framework, which includes all of CIBC Mellon’s corporate policies. In addition she is responsible for the management of CIBC Mellon’s relationships with its regulators.
Ms. Hastings joined CIBC Mellon in 2008, bringing more than 25 years of industry experience to the company. Prior to her tenure at CIBC Mellon, she held a variety of senior credit and risk positions, with a primary focus on providing support for capital-markets-related businesses.
Ms. Hastings holds an HBA from the University of Western Ontario and an MBA from York University.