Bank of America Merrill Lynch presentation with Cathy Callahan, New Jersey Market Executive & SVP, and Michelle Meyer, Deputy Head of US Economics, Managing Director, at 2:15 P.M., May 5th, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ. CFOs and senior finance executives may attend at no cost, and non-CFOs may purchase tickets, by registering now at www.CFOstudio.com.
Cathy Callahan, New Jersey Market Executive & SVP, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Cathy Callahan is the New Jersey Market Executive for Commercial Banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. As Market Executive, Cathy is responsible for the delivery of a broad range of product solutions to New Jersey commercial clients.
Cathy has been with the company since 2003, when she joined predecessor firm FleetBoston. Prior to her Market Executive role, Cathy was most recently a Senior Client Manager for the New York Metro Region, focused on meeting the commercial banking needs of hedge funds and asset managers and making the bank a market force in the sector. By developing a team dedicated to understanding the unique needs of those clients, Cathy led the growth of Global Commercial Banking’s business with the sector from nothing in 2007 to the significant revenue driver it is today. Cathy joined the NY Metro team as a Sales Performance Manager in 2006 after having been in Global Commercial Banking Risk with coverage in both the New Jersey and Pennsylvania markets. Cathy’s banking career began at Chase Manhattan Bank. She has worked for UBS, SwissBank Corp, and First Minneapolis. In addition, Cathy has had several entrepreneurial ventures. She was a partner at Commodity Capital Group, maintained a credit outsourcing business for several European banks and owned Milady’s Armoire- a NJ based retail lingerie business.
Cathy holds a BSFS from Georgetown University and an International Business Degree from Stichting Nijenrode, The Netherlands School of Business. Actively involved in her community, Cathy manages the PDA U16 Girls ECNL team, an elite national girls soccer league, and is a scheduler for the club; is the Upper School Parent Coordinator for Kent Place School in Summit, NJ; a member of the Harding Historical Society; and a friend of The Harding Land Trust. Previously, she has served as President of the Executive Board of St. Peter’s Prep Parents’ Association in Jersey City, NJ; as a Finance Committee member of her church; as a member of the Maplewood, NJ Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment; and as treasurer of Kent Place School’s primary six figure fundraiser.
Born in Jersey City, Cathy has lived in New Jersey most of her life. She has also lived in London, Johannesburg, and Minneapolis. She and her husband, Steve Jonathan, have 3 children and live in New Vernon, New Jersey.
Michelle Meyer, Deputy Head of US Economics, Managing Director, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Michelle Meyer is a managing director and deputy head of US economics at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research. She is the primary fixed income trading floor economist and specialist in the US housing market. In this capacity, Meyer provides timely analysis of the high-frequency economic data and Federal Reserve policy announcements to the sales force and traders. She runs the firm’s macro model and is responsible for coordinating the medium-term economic forecasts. Meyer focuses her research on the US housing market, where she has become highly recognized for her outlook. She is a frequent commentator on CNBC and Bloomberg TV and is often cited in print and online media.
Prior to joining BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research in early 2010, Meyer was a senior US economist at Barclays Capital, where she worked on building GDP models and sector forecasts. Meyer started her career on the US economics team at Lehman Brothers. She began to focus on the housing market in 2006 when it became clear that the sector would be a crucial part of the outlook going forward.
Meyer earned a bachelor’s degree (magna cum laude) and a master’s degree, both in economics, at Boston University. She was named by as one of 30 under 30 in finance in 2011.