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Gerry Stone

Chief Operating Officer at Bank of America Merrill Lynch

About

Bio: Gerry has built a wide-ranging career in the financial services industry globally, having worked in London, Singapore, Toronto, San Francisco and now New York, and held roles with global responsibility throughout his career. He has been a managing director for many years reflecting the scope of his responsibility and achievement and has worked for many distinguished financial institutions - including more recently Merrill Lynch and Bank of America.

Most recently, he has held a number of Chief Operating Officer roles where he has been operationally responsible for different Technology & Operations divisions in Bank of America.

Bank of America is a global leader in wealth management, corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. As one of the most senior out' LGBTQ+ executive at Bank of America, he is executive sponsor for the bank's LGBTQ+ Pride Employee Network and advisor to the LGBTQ+ Executive Leadership Council.

He was recognised by OUTstanding and the Financial Times in 2016 and 2017 for his contributions and named on their global power list of Leading LGBTQ+ Global Executives and Ally professionals.

Gerry actively recruits skilled and diverse talent and is an active sponsor and mentor to many colleagues and alumni of the universities he attended. He believes in growing and coaching the next generation of talent.

Gerry states: "To get the best results people need to feel included and that they belong to foster that success and be authentic, which is why equality and inclusion are vital in our societies and workplaces. Be excellent at what you do. Be unique; be who you are. Be a creator of change. Always be intellectually curious. Never forget the values that are important to you."
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