Adam Levine

Adam Levine

Co-Head of Digital Partnerships, BNY Mellon


Adam is Co-Head of BNY Mellon’s Digital Partnerships, responsible for leading corporate venture activities to accelerate the Bank’s strategic priorities through collaborations with third-parties and strategic investments in emerging technology companies.  Adam builds programs that differentiate the bank’s engagement with the fintech ecosystem, including co-founding BNY Mellon’s Accelerator Program. 

Adam joined BNY Mellon from CLS Bank International – a systemically important foreign exchange settlement bank – where he was a member of the Corporate Strategy and Development Leadership Team and led the Post-Trade Processing business. During his time at CLS, Adam helped transform the company through completing a £160m capital raise, launching new products and services – including their first data offering and first DLT powered service – and creating and leading the global product management function.  Adam also managed and served on the Board of Directors for CLS Aggregation Services LLC, a joint venture with Traiana, Inc.

Adam started his career as a corporate attorney at Clifford Chance, focusing primarily on mergers and acquisitions, spending most of his time in New York with stints in London and Milan. Adam is a member of FTV Captial’s Strategic Advisory Board, a Board Member (alternate) of Proxymity – a BNY Mellon portfolio company and a mentor for R3’s Venture Development Program.

Adam has a bachelor’s in Finance from Washington University in St. Louis and a juris doctor and Masters in Business Administration from Duke University. Adam is admitted to the New York State Bar Association.