Michael Brakey is Managing Director and the Head of Strategic Client Solutions for Rockefeller Capital Management which includes the Credit, Banking, Insurance, Annuity and Retirement businesses. Prior to joining Rockefeller, Mr. Brakey was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, which he joined in 2011 to help accelerate the firm’s banking growth strategy. At Morgan Stanley, he ran High Net Worth lending and led Private Banking Group strategy. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Brakey spent 17 years at Merrill Lynch, later Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he finished as a Managing Director and Head of Global Wealth Credit Strategy and Investment Lending. Before that, he headed the Consumer Lending as well as the Global Securities-Based Lending businesses and ran the Business Financial Services Western Division.
Mr. Brakey began his career in the Corporate Lending unit of Bank One (now JPM) and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Mr. Brakey received his MBA from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin.