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Rick Calero

Head of Banking and Lending

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Rick Calero is the Head of Banking and Lending for BNY Wealth. In this role, he is responsible for creating a strategy that will facilitate growth in what is a critical component of the firm’s overall client offering.


Rick joined the firm in 2019 and has more than 20 years of experience in strategic business planning, banking and lending. Prior to joining BNY Wealth, he spent six years at TIAA, where he was Senior Managing Director within Institutional Financial Services and President and CEO of TIAA-CREF Trust Company, FSB. Prior to that, he served in a variety of senior executive roles at Umpqua Financial Holdings, Citigroup and Regions Financial.


Rick earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Fordham University and a Master of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business. Rick is a Fellow of the Aspen Institute’s Finance Leaders Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. He also sits on the board of Trustees at Fordham University. Rick is a U.S. Army Veteran.