James Gorman

CEO of Morgan Stanley

"I had people telling me, ‘You’re wrong.’ I said to one of them, ‘Okay, if I’m wrong, I’ll fail, and I won’t need to be kicked out; I’ll walk out. Until then, we’re doing it my way."


Gorman became Morgan Stanley CEO


Year He Made Bloomberg Markets’ 50 Most Influential


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James Gorman is chairman and CEO of Morgan Stanley. Gorman joined Morgan Stanley in 2006 as president and chief operating officer of wealth management. He became CEO in 2010 and chairman in 2012.

He previously was director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, president of the Federal Advisory Council to the U.S. Federal Reserve Board and chairman of the board of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, among other positions.

Why He’s a Top Money Expert:

James Gorman has been at the top of Morgan Stanley for over a decade. Throughout his career, he has worked in different roles including chief marketing officer and the head of strategy and research.

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