Boston Private Appoints Colleen Graham General Counsel
Boston, Mass. — (APRIL 9, 2019) — Boston Private, a leading provider of fully integrated wealth management, trust and private banking services, today announced the appointment of Colleen Graham as Executive Vice President and General Counsel, effective April 8, 2019. Ms. Graham will have oversight of several key control functions including Legal and Compliance, and administrative oversight of Internal Audit. She will report directly to Boston Private CEO Anthony DeChellis.
With more than 30 years of experience, Ms. Graham has deep regulatory expertise and a track record of building efficient and effective control structures aligned to risk appetite and business growth. She joins Boston Private from NextGen Compliance LLC, a legal and compliance advisory firm she founded and led as CEO.
Prior to NextGen Compliance LLC, Ms. Graham was the founder and co-CEO of Signac, a FinTech joint venture between Credit Suisse and Palantir Technologies, where she led the development of leading-edge software to detect and mitigate employee and compliance risk for financial services. Earlier in her career, Ms. Graham worked at Credit Suisse, serving as Managing Director and Head of Compliance Americas among other Executive Management roles in Private Banking and Global Markets.
“Colleen’s expert knowledge of the industry’s complex regulatory landscape, coupled with her keen understanding of the opportunity presented by new technologies, makes her the ideal candidate to lead Boston Private’s legal functions,” said Anthony DeChellis, CEO of Boston Private. “We’re thrilled to have her come on board at such a critical and exciting time of growth for our company.”
Ms. Graham earned a J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law where she was a St. Thomas More Full Tuition Scholarship recipient, and holds a B.S. in finance and marketing from Boston College Carroll School of Management.
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About Boston Private
Boston Private is a leading provider of fully integrated wealth management, trust and private banking services. For over 30 years, Boston Private has taken a highly personalized approach to serving the complex financial needs of individuals, families, business owners, private partnerships, nonprofits and community partners. Boston Private is also an active provider of financing for affordable housing, first-time homebuyers, economic development, social services, community revitalization and small businesses.
Headquartered in Boston, Boston Private has offices across the U.S. including Boston, San Francisco, San Jose, Los Angeles, Palm Beach and Naples. Private banking and trust services are provided through Boston Private Bank & Trust Company, a Massachusetts Chartered Trust Company. Wealth management services are provided through Boston Private Wealth LLC, an SEC Registered Investment Adviser and a wholly owned subsidiary of Boston Private Bank & Trust Company.
Boston Private Bank & Trust Company is a subsidiary of Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BPFH). For more information, visit bostonprivate.com
Private Banking and Trust services are offered through Boston Private Bank & Trust Company, a Massachusetts Chartered Trust Company. Wealth Management services are offered through Boston Private Wealth LLC, an SEC Registered Investment Adviser and wholly owned subsidiary of Boston Private Bank & Trust Company.
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