Business 100 - 2011

Brian T. Moynihan

Brian T. Moynihan/Bank of America Corporation

 

Brian T. Moynihan is the chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors of Bank of America, one of the world’s largest financial institutions. Bank of America serves consumers, businesses and institutional investors with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial products and services. Brian joined Bank of America in 2004 following the company’s merger with FleetBoston Financial, and became CEO on January 1, 2010. He is a graduate of Brown University and the University of Notre Dame Law School.

Brian lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Susan, and their three children. A fourth-generation Irish American whose ancestors emigrated from Ireland to upstate New York in the 1850s, he said in a 2009 interview with Irish America, “There’s no sense of entitlement, no sense of placement – you’ve got to go out and work hard to get there…I think that’s deeply embedded in the culture of the Irish, including the Irish who went around the world.”