About Me

Welcome! I’m Michael Ashley, an accomplished professional with a profound commitment to Planning, Communication, and Execution in Financial Services.

With a rich history spanning over two decades in the banking and asset management arenas, I've consistently delivered results through meticulous planning, clear communication, and unwavering execution.

Throughout my career, I've navigated the intricacies of the financial domain, championing pivotal tech initiatives, optimizing operational strategies, and leading large-scale projects. My engagements with prestigious institutions like Citi, JPMorgan, Wells Fargo, and BNY Mellon have not only been about fulfilling roles but making transformative contributions.

My unique strength lies in forging meaningful connections. I'm recognized for my collaborative spirit, ensuring alignment across diverse teams and driving projects to their successful completion.

A Personal Touch

While my professional background speaks volumes, I believe in the power of personal connections. I approach each project with empathy and a genuine interest in the unique challenges faced by my clients.

Michael Ashley
Technology and Strategy Banking Expertise

My journey in the financial domain is marked by a broad spectrum of experiences, allowing me to gain comprehensive insights into distinct banking sectors:

  • Retail Banking: I've been deeply involved in ATM operations and card services, ensuring seamless transactions and top-notch service for customers.
  • Commercial Banking: My expertise encompasses factoring, asset-based lending, and various loan initiatives. I optimize financial solutions tailored to businesses' unique needs.
  • Investment Banking: My contributions have been in credit analysis and trading applications, playing a pivotal role in risk assessment and driving strategic investment decisions.
  • Asset Management: I've led performance reporting initiatives in the asset management sector, providing stakeholders with accurate and timely insights into their investments.

These experiences have enriched my professional journey, giving me a holistic understanding of the financial landscape. As a result, I can deliver tailored solutions and strategies across the board.

Chief of Staff Roles in Financial Services

As a Chief of Staff in the financial sector, I've played pivotal roles in guiding executive decision-making, streamlining operations, and ensuring strategic alignment across various areas:

  • Bank Treasurer: My role involved capital and investment portfolio management. I ensured that financial strategies were robust, compliant, and aligned with the bank's overarching goals.
  • Business Chief Financial Officer: I collaborated in high-level financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting. I guided the CFO in informed decision-making for financial stability and growth.
  • Country Treasurer: I acted as a strategic partner in treasury functions, optimizing liquidity management, overseeing foreign exchange risk, and ensuring synchronicity with global financial goals.
  • Operations Strategy Executive: I spearheaded strategy reviews to drive operational excellence, ensuring alignment with business goals and fostering collaboration across teams.

My role as a Chief of Staff transcends administrative tasks. I've been at the forefront of strategy formulation, operational streamlining, and organizational alignment, ensuring that institutional objectives are met with precision and efficiency.