John Merrell joined NYSE in September 2008 as Senior Vice President for the Global Corporate Client Group. John is responsible for the NYSE listed company relationships and new business development in the Eastern Region of the US, the US based International Listings team, and Issuer Services. Prior to joining the NYSE, John was Managing Director and Head of Business Development at Bear Wagner Specialists, a specialist firm of the NYSE.
John has held various senior executive roles in the financial services industry for over twenty years. He is the former President of Envestnet, a Chicago-based leading provider of managed accounts and practice management technologies for Financial Advisors and Independent Broker Dealers. He has also served as Executive Director of Marketing for Robert W. Baird & Company, Milwaukee, a regional brokerage firm. He also served on Baird's Board of Directors, as well as its Investment, Strategic Planning, and Management Committees. Prior to his experience at Baird, John was with The Ohio Company, Columbus, Ohio, for 14 years, where he began as an Account Executive, advancing to become General Sales Manager and Senior Executive Vice President, overseeing the sales and marketing activities for 200 brokers and 525 associates in 48 offices. John holds a JD from Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio, and an undergraduate degree from Indiana University. He received advanced securities training at the Wharton School of Business at the Securities Industry Institute.
Mr. Merrell has always been an active and involved member of his profession and his community. He is or has been a member of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI), Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA), Securities Industry Association Sales and Marketing Committee, Securities Industry Association Executive Sub-Committee, and the Securities Industry Association Investor Education Committee. He is a former member of the Upper Arlington Ohio Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and The Ohio Company's President's Club.