The Path to the Corner Office: Career Insights from BNY Mellon’s Global Markets COO Regina Meredith-Carpeni

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The Path to the Corner Office: Career Insights from BNY Mellon’s Global Markets COO Regina Meredith-Carpeni

Top 5 Career Lessons from My Journey: #1 Have a Game Plan but Be Flexible.
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Regina (“Regi”) Meredith-Carpeni is an executive vice president and Chief Operating Officer for BNY Mellon’s Global Markets business, which includes Foreign Exchange, Derivatives, BNY Mellon Capital Markets, LLC and BNY Mellon Capital Markets EMEA Limited.

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Women now yield unprecedented economic and financial clout--making up nearly two-thirds of the U.S. work force and frequently out-earning their spouses. Yet they have traditionally been underrepresented in the corner office. In honor of International Women's Day and Women's History Month in the U.S., BNY Mellon's executives share lessons from their personal leadership journey. These dedicated leader-coaches are a reflection of why BNY Mellon has become the Investments Company for the World.

Regina Meredith-Carpeni, COO of BNY Mellon’s Global Markets business and WIN Co-chair, with her top five career development tips:

  1. Have a game plan but don't follow it rigidly. You want to be flexible to entertain any unexpected opportunities as they arise.
     
  2. Once you have achieved a high level of proficiency in your current job, move on to the next role. Don't get too comfortable and always embrace change.
     
  3. Lateral moves can be really valuable if you develop additional skill sets and your story becomes better. Broader skills open up more opportunities down the road.
     
  4. Raise your hand for the next assignment. If you don't tell people what you want it will remain a secret to everyone.
     
  5. Follow your interests – your passion. Care about what you do and try to excel. Success takes discipline, hard work, focus and the pursuit of excellence. You will spend many many hours of your life working so it is important that you love what you do.

Regina (“Regi”) Meredith-Carpeni is an executive vice president and Chief Operating Officer for BNY Mellon’s Global Markets business, which includes Foreign Exchange, Derivatives, BNY Mellon Capital Markets, LLC and BNY Mellon Capital Markets EMEA Limited. She is responsible for managing the business development and strategy, marketing communications, product management, relationship management & credit services and service delivery. Regi oversees all administration for the Global Markets group, working closely with risk, finance, legal/compliance, IT/infrastructure, facilities and accounting corporate business partners. Regi leads the development of the overall objectives, policies and strategic plans to address the group’s domestic and international geographical challenges; piloting change management and thought leadership initiatives; and providing insight into new and emerging best practices.

Regi is a member of BNY Mellon’s Operating Committee, CAO Roundtable and the Global Diversity Council. She is an active member of WIN, the company’s women’s network, and Co-chair of the WIN Executive Committee. For its success in promoting the advancement of women in the company, the leaders of BNY Mellon's WIN were named a Top Team (2009) by American Banker magazine / U.S. Banker as part of the annual review of the most powerful women on Wall Street. Regi serves as a member of the Women’s Bond Club and the Thomson Reuters Client Advisory Board, as well as a speaker in the Business Executive Lecture Series of Notre Dame/Mendoza College of Business.

Regi holds a BA with honors from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master’s degree in International and Public Affairs from Columbia University in New York City. She is married with two children and lives in New York City.

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