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The 2015 Tech 50: John Lehner

The BNY Mellon Technology Solutions Group CEO debuts at No. 49 on this year’s Tech 50 ranking.

John Lehner
Chief Executive Officer
BNY Mellon Technology Solutions Group

With John Lehner as CEO for the past six years and in other senior executive roles dating back to 2000, Eagle Investment Systems strengthened its position as a technology provider to an institutional who’s who that includes AMP Capital Investors, Janus Capital Group, TIAA-CREF and Yale University. Lehner pushed the innovation envelope, most notably with Eagle ACCESS, a private cloud that became the Bank of New York Mellon Corp. subsidiary’s growth engine as firms increasingly opened up to outsourcing alternatives. In January, BNY Mellon, an asset servicing giant with $28.5 trillion under custody or administration, handed Lehner a bigger portfolio. While still serving Eagle as chairman (Mal Cullen, most recently head of the Americas and of Eagle ACCESS, is now chief executive), the 49-year-old is CEO of the newly created Technology Solutions Group. Reporting to chief information officer Suresh Kumar, Lehner is looking across both the transaction life cycle and BNY Mellon–owned assets for opportunities to “bring new capabilities to the market in a more integrated way.” His group includes Eagle and the OnCore middle-office outsourcing platform as well as risk and data management services. “At a time of digital disruption,” Lehner says, “more and more conversations with clients are about ‘What can you do to help me?’” Over the past ten years and particularly since the 2008 crisis, firms that tended to run systems in-house have come around “to want and need a variable-cost model in technology infrastructure and operations,” he says. “We have the benefit of size and scale, we are global, and our technology assets can enable them to focus on what they do best to grow faster.”

See the full story, “The 2015 Tech 50: Racers to the Edge.”

The 2015 Tech 50

1. Jeffrey Sprecher
Intercontinental Exchange
2. Catherine Bessant
Bank of America Corp.
3. Phupinder Gill
CME Group
4. Lance Uggla
5. Robert Goldstein
6. Shawn Edwards &
Vlad Kliatchko
7. R. Martin Chavez
Goldman Sachs Group
8. Deborah Hopkins
Citi Ventures
9. Stephen Neff
Fidelity Investments
10. Adena Friedman
Nasdaq OMX Group
11. David Craig
Thomson Reuters
12. Daniel Coleman
KCG Holdings
13. Michael Spencer
14. Michael Bodson
Depository Trust & Clearing Corp.
15. Charles Li
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing
16. Chris Concannon
BATS Global Markets
17. Christopher Perretta
State Street Corp.
18. Antoine Shagoury
London Stock Exchange Group
19. Kevin Rhein
Wells Fargo & Co.
20. Neil Katz
D.E. Shaw & Co.
21. Lee Olesky
Tradeweb Markets
22. Richard McVey
MarketAxess Holdings
23. Seth Merrin
Liquidnet Holdings
24. Robert Alexander
Capital One Financial Corp.
25. Frank Bisignano
First Data Corp.
26. John Marcante
Vanguard Group
27. Joseph Squeri
28. Lou Eccleston
TMX Group
29. Claude Honegger
Credit Suisse
30. Chris Corrado
31. David Gledhill
DBS Bank
32. John Bates
Software AG
33. Michael Cooper
BT Radianz
34. Gary Scholten
Principal Financial Group
35. Sunil Hirani
trueEX Group
36. Hauke Stars
Deutsche BÖrse
37. Brian Conlon
First Derivatives
38. Jim Minnick
39. Lars Seier Christensen & Kim Fournais
40. Tyler Kim
41. Jim McGuire
Charles Schwab Corp.
42. Steven O'Hanlon
43. Sebastián Ceria
44. Yasuki Okai
NRI Holdings America
45. Stephane Dubois
46. Mazy Dar
47. Brian Sentance
Xenomorph Software
48. Mas Nakachi
49. John Lehner
BNY Mellon Technology Solutions Group
50. Jock Percy

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