In the newly created role, Graves will be responsible for leading the firm’s technology mandate, which includes overseeing its data strategy and client technologies, as well as aligning its technological solutions with its parent companies CIBC and BNY Mellon.
Previously, Graves served as senior technology and data roles in the financial services sector for over 20 years.
Steven Wolff, president and CEO of CIBC Mellon, said: “CIBC Mellon is investing in people and processes as we look to support our clients in entering the data era. It’s important to continue to invest in technological capabilities, innovations and solutions to help propel our clients, employees and company forward.”
“Bill Graves brings extensive and relevant experience to his new role, and I am confident Graves will help us empower clients and support them in navigating the rapidly expanding and complex data environment.”
Commenting on his appointment, Graves added: “I am excited to join CIBC Mellon at this time of change and I look forward to helping support institutional investors’ technology and data needs.”