Harry T. McMahon ’75 P’08 P’09
Past chairman KLI Advisory Board
Executive Vice Chairman, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (retired)
Harry McMahon has been an Investment Banker for substantially all of his career, providing innovative strategic solutions, financial advice and transaction execution for corporations and institutions worldwide. He has served in many leadership roles, including: Executive Vice Chairman of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Vice Chairman and Co-Head of Global Corporate Finance of Merrill Lynch and ran Investment Banking for the firm’s Western Region for 25 years. His broad base of experience has included leading deal teams on more than 400 projects involving Mergers and Acquisitions or Corporate Finance advisory work.
After 32 years at Merrill Lynch and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, McMahon decided in April 2015 to leave the firm and move into a variety of new activities. These include acting as Senior Advisor to the G100 Network, a consortium focused on CEO and Board Development; serving as Independent Director in both the For-Profit and Not-for-Profit sectors; and finding other innovative ways to create value.
McMahon joined Merrill Lynch in 1983 and held senior leadership positions including Co-Head of the Global Corporate Finance group from 1996-2003 and Vice Chairman of Merrill Lynch from 2003 to 2008. Following the merger with Bank of America in 2009, McMahon became the firm’s first Executive Vice Chairman. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, McMahon worked for the Northern Trust Bank of Chicago in commercial banking and corporate finance from 1975-1983.
From 2006-2014, McMahon served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Claremont McKenna College where he remains a Trustee. He also serves on the Board of Advisors of the Henry R. Kravis Leadership Institute; on the Selection Committee of the Kravis Prize in Social Entrepreneurship; on the National Council of the American Enterprise Institute; and on the Board of Directors of Cottage Hospital.
He holds an Honorary Doctorate and a BA from Claremont McKenna College and an MBA from University of Chicago Booth School. He and his wife Jacquie have four children.
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