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.

Adam gave us some great insight ahead of the panel he is going to be a part of 'Financing Fintechs in a Changing VC Landscape' about where we are now, and the positive potential in future investments in fintech.

See what he's got to sayhttps://youtu.be/H06XT4Uktxs