John M. Keller
B.S., Finance. with honors, from St. Louis University; MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania
John Keller joined Global Economics Group as a Principal in April 2023 to help Global Econ build a Financial Services consulting practice. Over the past 30+ years, John has worked with a multitude of large, global financial services organizations. At Arthur Andersen, John led the Central Region Financial Services Group until May 2002, when he and his team of 70 professionals joined Ernst & Young in Chicago. Shortly after joining EY-Chicago, John assumed leadership of EY’s Regional FSI group until May 2006 when the Firm asked him to move to New York to lead the Americas Banking/Capital Markets Industry team for EY’s Financial Services Organization. While in New York, John was a leader in growing EY’s practice over 10-fold while also serving some of the world’s largest and most complex banking organizations. He was also a member of the Executive and Operating Committees for the Financial Services Organization. After retiring from EY in 2016, John returned to Chicago where he subsequently joined Protiviti Inc as an Account Executive and a senior advisor on several of Protiviti’s Strategic Bank clients.
In his client-facing roles, John has been responsible for engagements addressing multiple client needs, including regulatory matters—both prudential related (Basel, CCAR, Liquidity Risk) and compliance/conduct related (AML/KYC/Sanctions); operating model design and implementation (people, process, technology); finance function reengineering; risk and control assessment, design and implementation.
Representative Clients Served: Citigroup; BNYMellon; Merrill Lynch; HSBC; Northern Trust; BMO.
John has been a long-time supporter of education-related programs, including HFS Chicago Scholars (current Vice-Chair); Chicago Academy of Finance; and Scholarship Chicago.
He received his BS in Finance (with honors) from St. Louis University and his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
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