The Shriver Report – Kelly Coffey

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Kelly Coffey

Deputy CEO, US Private Bank, J.P. Morgan

Kelly Coffey is head of the Private Bank for the New York Metro Region. Prior to joining the Private Bank, Kelly spent 23 years in the Investment Bank in various leadership positions. Most recently, Kelly led the Diversified Industries Investment Banking team at J.P. Morgan, covering clients in the Automotive, Transportation, Industrials, Aerospace and Defense sectors. Kelly also chaired J.P. Morgan’s Reputation Risk Committee in North America and led J.P. Morgan’s Investment Bank’s Women’s Network which actively works to attract, retain, develop and promote senior women at the firm.

Since joining the firm in 1989, Kelly has held various positions in the J.P. Morgan’s Investment Bank, including head of Equity, FX & Interest Rate Derivatives Marketing and co-head of Corporate Finance Advisory in North America. The Corporate Finance Advisory group works with J.P. Morgan’s clients on ratings advisory, capital structure and risk management, M&A structuring, equity and credit-linked market solutions. Kelly began her career in J.P. Morgan’s Mergers & Acquisitions team and spent 6 years working in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Kelly sits on the Board of Directors for the Marymount School and the Knowledge is Power Program (“KIPP”), a public charter school in New York City.

She earned an M.S.F.S. degree with honors in International Business and Foreign Service from Georgetown University in 1989. She graduated from Lafayette College with B.A. degrees in International Affairs and French.

Kelly lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.


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