Senior Vice President
and Head of IT Global Product and Platform Solutions
Brian Downer is a senior vice president and head of IT Global Product and Platform Solutions within State Street. In this role, he focuses on developing industry leading solutions and products critical to delivering superior client service, fueling innovation and increasing efficiencies.
Since joining State Street in 1990, Mr. Downer has held a number of diverse leadership positions. After leading State Street’s Private Client Services business through a period of dramatic growth, he was a founding member of State Street’s Wealth Manager Services group. In this role, he oversaw client service, operations and product management. He has also managed several strategic initiatives, acquisitions and outsourcing transactions for State Street. Prior to joining State Street, Mr. Downer was a trust officer at the Bank of New England.
Mr. Downer is a director and board treasurer of the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to ensure that children, youth and families have the resources and support to achieve greater economic success and social well-being. He is also a member of the Merrimack College Leadership Council.
Mr. Downer received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Merrimack College and completed coursework in Suffolk University’s Master of Business Administration program.