John Griffin is an executive vice president and head of the Derivatives, Securities Valuation and Internal Recon Centers of Excellence (COE). In this role, he sets strategic direction for these complex, high-risk cash and securities activities ensuring the safekeeping and administration of assets under custody as they relate to these functions and provides executive oversight of 1,100 professionals across 11 global locations Fundamental to his responsibilities is ensuring effective risk management controls given the volume and complexity of transaction volume.
Mr. Griffin has been with State Street for more than 32 years and has extensive experience in Global Operations. Prior to his current role, Mr. Griffin led State Street’s Operations Transformation program from 2011 to 2014. As head of Operations Transformation, he was responsible for designing and implementing the strategy to re-engineer, optimize and standardize State Street’s core business processes globally. Working in partnership with the business areas, he provided leadership and set global direction in Operation’s process design, technical strategy, platform and implementation strategy.
Mr. Griffin is a member of the board of directors for the South Shore Chamber of Commerce. He is the executive sponsor of the Irish American Professionals Group and executive supporter of the Black Professionals Group, Asian Professionals Group, and SSC Pride. Mr. Griffin received his Bachelor of Arts in management from Emmanuel College.