Keady and Howell will report to Sylvie Feist, head of Consultant Relations for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, who has led the team since March 2011. Keady will be based in Boston, while Howell will maintain his office in Hopewell, New Jersey. Both will be responsible for continuing the development of the firm’s strategic and tactical initiatives relating to the consultant community, as well as building and strengthening relationships.
Keady joins the company from ING Retirement Services, where he led institutional consultant relations strategy and execution. Prior to ING he held positions at CitiStreet and State Street Bank & Trust.
Howell most recently served as a senior relationship manager for the Institutional Client Relationship Management group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and was previously a financial adviser at UBS. He also has experience with relationship management and consulting for Mercer Human Resource Consulting, UBS PaineWebber and Howell Consulting.
“Consultants play a critical role in our growth initiatives and serve as strategic partners as we seek to build and deepen relationships with new and existing clients,” Feist commented.