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November 8, 2023



BNY Mellon Wealth Management Names Christopher Brown Market President in Northern California 

San Francisco, CA, November 8, 2023 – BNY Mellon Wealth Management has appointed Christopher Brown as market president in Northern California. In the new role for the firm, he is responsible for implementing investment and wealth management solutions for the firm’s high and ultra-high net worth clients including individuals, families, business owners and family offices. Chris is based in the company’s San Francisco and Menlo Park offices and reports to Jim Barnyak, president, West Region.


“Northern California is a critical market for continued investment in talent for BNY Mellon Wealth Management,” said Barnyak. “Chris brings tremendous experience in delivering successful outcomes for high net worth and ultra high net worth clients to grow and preserve their wealth, which makes him an exceptional choice to lead the market and create objective-driven strategies to help clients invest, spend, manage, borrow and protect their wealth.”


Chris is an accomplished leader with more than two decades of investments and wealth management experience. He joined the company from six years at J.P. Morgan Private Bank where he was market team lead, overseeing relationships with clients across a full range of wealth management services. Prior to J.P. Morgan Private Bank, Chris was investment officer and head of the West Coast office for investment advisory firm Veritable, where he also served as a portfolio manager from 2005-2008. From 2009-2011, Chris was a consultant to major developers, property owners, lenders and investors for Webcor.


Chris earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Haverford College and a Masters of Business Administration from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) charterholder. An active member of the community, Chris sits on the board of the Boys and Girls Club of Oakland.


Contact: Jessica Greaney, BNY Mellon Wealth Management, 646.508.0435,



For more than two centuries, BNY Mellon Wealth Management has provided services to financially successful individuals and families, their family offices and business enterprises, planned giving programs, and endowments and foundations. It has $292 billion in total client assets as of Sept. 30, 2023 and an extensive network of offices in the U.S. and internationally. BNY Mellon Wealth Management, which delivers leading wealth advice across investments, banking, custody, and wealth and estate planning, conducts business through various operating subsidiaries of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @BNYMellonWealth


Established in 1784, BNY Mellon is America’s oldest bank and the first company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BK).  Today, BNY Mellon powers capital markets around the world through comprehensive solutions that help clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment life cycle.  BNY Mellon had $45.7 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration and $1.8 trillion in assets under management as of Sept. 30, 2023. BNY Mellon has been named among Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies and Fast Company’s Best Workplaces for Innovators.  BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. Additional information is available on  Follow us on LinkedIn or visit our Newsroom for the latest company news.