Mary Callahan Erdoes

Mary Callahan Erdoes

Mary Callahan Erdoes

Serving as the CEO of JP Morgan Chase Asset Management, Mary Callahan Erdoes is responsible for supervising the company’s assets that are believed to be more than $2.2 trillion. Along with being the member of the Operating and Executive Committee of the firm, she also has an integral role to play in the partnership that the organization has with Gavea Investimentos and Highbridge Capital Management.



Mary Callahan Erdoes was born to Patricia and Patrick Callahan on 13th August, 1967. She was brought up in Winnetka, Illinois which is a shore suburb near Chicago. Her father used to be a partner in Lazard Fereres, an investment banking company. She was Irish by birth and a Roman Catholic too. She went to an all girls’ school in Lake Forest in Illinois named Woodlands Academy of Sacred Heart. Mary went on to complete her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Georgetown University. In those days, she was the first ever woman to have majored in Mathematics from the University. Later she went to Harvard Business School to study management and got her MBA degree from there.

Early Life


Callahan’s first job was at Stein Roe & Farnham, a job that she bagged while still in college. According to her, it was her maternal grandmother who had helped her get the job. She says that her first job more of a mailroom job than anything else. Later, she moved into Bankers Trust, where she learnt threads of finance while working in various fields like merchant banking, corporate finance and underwriting high-yield debt.


She also had tenure at Meredith, Martin & Kaye, which was a fixed income advisory organization. Here, she was responsible for managing both individual as well as corporate portfolios and in researching about clients.



Mary Callahan Erdoes moved to JP Morgan Asset Management in 1996 and assumed the post of Head of Fixed Income. She was in charge of the individuals, endowments and foundations that had high net worth. In the year 2005, she was escalated to the post of CEO of JP Morgan Private Bank. Since 2009, she has been working as the CEO of Asset Management of JP Morgan Chase.


It is believed that she might succeed Jamie Dimon, who is the CEO of JP Morgan Chase & Co. Presently she is also part of Board of Members for the US Fund for UNICEF.



Callahan secured a place of herself in Bloomberg’s 2012 list of 50 Most Influential. She also made it to the 2013 list of 25 Most Powerful Women on Wall Street that was conceived by Business Insider. In 2014, she ranked 66th on the Forbes list of Most Powerful Women in the world.

Personal Life


Mary Callahan Erdoes is married to Philip Erdoes whom she met while studying at Harvard Business School. She lives with her husband and three daughters in New York City.


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