Jim Rosenthal is a senior advisor and the former chief operating officer of Morgan Stanley. He served as chief operating officer from 2011 to 2016. During his time as chief operating officer, he was also the chairman and CEO of Morgan Stanley Bank, N.A. (MSBNA) and the chairman of Morgan Stanley Private Bank, National Association (MSPBNA).
As chief operating officer, Jim had responsibility for overseeing firmwide operations, technology and data, wealth management digital strategy, corporate strategy, re-engineering and expense management, and corporate services. Prior to this role, Jim served as the chief operating officer of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, with responsibility for overseeing the integration of this business, and as head of firmwide technology and operations for Morgan Stanley.
Jim has more than two decades of experience across a wide spectrum of financial services. He joined Morgan Stanley in March 2008 from the global real estate company Tishman Speyer, where he served as chief financial officer. Prior to that, he worked at Lehman Brothers from 1999 to 2005, where he was head of corporate strategy and corporate development and a member of the management committee. Jim was with McKinsey & Company from 1986 to 1999, where he was a senior partner specializing in financial institutions.
Jim is a board member of IHS Markit, and an advisory board member of K2 Intelligence and of Securonix. He is the co-chairman of Sheltered Harbor, a consortium of major banks, securities firms, industry associations, and technology service providers with the mission of preserving retail depositor and investor systemic confidence in the event of a cyber attack. Jim is a trustee of Lincoln Center. He served on the board of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) from 2013 to 2015, and was chair from 2013 to 2014.
Jim has a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. from Yale University.