The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (2014 – Present)

The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (“BNY Mellon”) is a leading global financial services company that provides investment management, investment services and wealth management to institutions and individuals worldwide.

Trian announced its investment in BNY Mellon in June 2014, believing there was a meaningful opportunity to reduce costs, streamline corporate structure, set measurable targets for growth investments, and enhance corporate governance.

From December 2014 to June 10, 2019, Ed Garden served on the BNY Mellon’s Board of Directors. During his tenure, Ed was the chair of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee and served as a member of the Corporate Governance, Nominating and Social Responsibility Committee, the Finance Committee and the Risk Committee. Ed worked closely with BNY Mellon’s leadership team and board to help the company improve financial performance and unlock shareholder value.

Ed resigned from the BNY Mellon Board to devote more time to current and future board positions. Trian remains a BNY Mellon shareholder.

Sector: Financial

Fun Fact: Founded by U.S. Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, The Bank of New York was the first corporate stock to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 1792

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Former Trian Board Member