Evercore appoints Celeste Mellet Brown as next CFO
Robert Walsh will retire at the end of the year
NEW YORK, May 28, 2021 – Evercore (NYSE: EVR) today announced the appointment of Celeste Mellet Brown as CFO effective September 1, 2021. As CFO, she will be responsible for finance, tax, internal audit , information technology, investor relations and communications from Evercore. and real estate functions. She will succeed Robert B. Walsh, who today announced his intention to retire from Evercore on December 31, 2021. Ms. Mellet Brown will become Senior Managing Director of Evercore on July 1, 2021, allowing her to work with Mr. Walsh, both. before and after assuming the role of CFO, to ensure a seamless transition.
Ms. Mellet Brown has over 20 years of industry experience, the last of which was as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Fannie Mae, where she was responsible for financial management functions, including controllers , treasury, asset / liability management and financial reporting, planning and analysis. She also oversaw corporate strategy, including strategic planning and research. Prior to joining Fannie Mae, Ms. Mellet Brown spent 18 years with Morgan Stanley, where she held various positions, most recently as Global Treasurer, and before that as Head of Investor, Creditor and Counterparty Relations. and as an equity research analyst. . She began her career as an investment banker at BT Alex Brown and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Princeton University.
“We are delighted to welcome Celeste to our leadership team,” said John Weinberg, Co-President and Co-CEO. “ Her financial expertise and senior track record at Fannie Mae and before that at Morgan Stanley make her extremely qualified to lead the finance organization of Evercore as we enter our next phase of growth. Bob has done an amazing job in laying the foundation for our success to date and we are grateful for his many important contributions to the company. We have greatly appreciated Bob’s leadership, professionalism and willingness to continue to evolve Evercore with our mission of serving customers with excellence. On a personal note, I greatly appreciated Bob’s advice, thoughtful advice and friendship.
Ralph Schlosstein, Co-President and Co-CEO, added: “We are delighted that Celeste has chosen to succeed Bob in this role which is of critical importance to our future success. We feel lucky to have attracted such strong talent to our company. As for Bob, he’s been a great partner since I joined Evercore over a dozen years ago, working hand in hand with the entire management team to build the platform and the brand. Evercore. His determination, pragmatic focus, creativity and leadership have contributed to our success and his contributions have been invaluable. He has built an exceptional leadership team who will continue to work closely with John and I, and soon Celeste, as we continue to build the business into the future. On behalf of the Board of Directors and all of our colleagues, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Bob for his tireless work and important contributions to the firm. We could not have achieved our current success without him and he will certainly be missed.
“I am delighted to join the talented Evercore team. I have long admired the firm and am honored to join the team during such an exciting time in the evolution of Evercore. I am motivated by the many opportunities available to Evercore and look forward to joining the management team and contributing to its continued success, ”said Ms. Mellet Brown.
Mr. Walsh said: “It has been a privilege to be part of the management team of Evercore for the past 14 years. Together, we have built the leading independent investment bank and securities firm and formed a strong team that is poised to compete with the largest and most successful companies in the industry. As I step back to focus on family and consider my next challenge, I will be following Evercore’s success closely. I have confidence in my team, in the ability of the board of directors and management to continue to grow the business. ”
Evercore (NYSE: EVR) is a leading international independent investment banking advisory firm. We are committed to helping our clients achieve superior results through trusted independent and innovative advice on matters of strategic importance to boards of directors, management teams and shareholders, including mergers and acquisitions, strategic advice to shareholders, restructuring and capital structure. Evercore also assists clients in raising public and private capital and provides equity research and equity sales and the execution of agency transactions, in addition to providing wealth management and investment services. institutional and high net worth investors. Founded in 1995, the company is headquartered in New York City and has offices and affiliated offices in major financial centers in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. For more information, please visit www.evercore.com.
Hallie Elsner Miller
Head of Investor Relations
Abernathy MacGregor, for Evercore
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