York, NY. Age: 49. Bottom Line: McGuire joined Citigroup in July 2005 to co-head the firm’s global investment banking business. He oversees billions of dollars and more than 2,000 people — the most of any African American on Wall Street outside of Merrill Lynch CEO Stanley O’Neal. The veteran has spearheaded a number of multibillion-dollar deals, including the $20 billion sale of Nabisco Holdings to Philip Morris and the $21 billion acquisition of wood and paper processor Georgia-Pacific by Koch Industries Inc. McGuire began his career in 1984 at First Boston Corp.
Philip McNeal. Managing Director, Senior Private Banker JPMorgan Private Bank New York, NY. Age: 48. Bottom Line: McNeal recently sealed his position as private banker of choice among America’s wealthiest families when he landed a new private client with a net worth exceeding $700 million. As senior private banker, McNeal delivers wealth management solutions to individuals and families with an average net worth of $100 million. He even boasts a few billionaires among his clients. McNeal joined JPMorgan Private Bank seven years ago, after stints as an investment banker in the company’s Natural Resources and Power Group and the Syndicated Loan Origination business.
Rodney Miller. Managing Director, Mergers & Acquisitions Group, Investment Banking Credit Suisse First Boston New York, NY. Age: 47. Bottom Line: Miller is responsible for the Financial Sponsor Mergers and Acquisitions effort at Credit Suisse. With more than 18 years of experience in financial advisory services, Miller has advised a host of domestic and international clients in a wide variety of areas, including mergers and acquisitions, hostile transactions, and proxy contests. Prior to his current position, he was Credit Suisse’s head of mergers and acquisitions for North America.
Laurence C. Morse. Co-Founder &Managing Partner Fairview CapitalPartners Inc. Farmington, CT Age: 54. Bottom Line: Morse helped spearhead one of the first black private equity firms to create a fund of funds, which focuses on ethnically diverse and underserved markets. As a general partner of Fairview’s 12 managed funds aggregating close to $2 billion, he has participated in the investment of more than 100 venture capital and private equity limited partnerships. The average investment is $10 million with investments from a minimum of $5 million up to $25 million. The financier holds seats on the advisory boards of private equity funds sponsored by SYNCOM, Opportunity Capital Partners, MedVenture Associates, and Ascend Venture Group.
Valerie Mosley. Partner & SVP Wellington ManagementCo. L.L.P. Boston, MA. Age: 46. Bottom Line: Since becoming a partner in December 2005, Mosley has yet to slow down — and with good reason. Mosley continues to manage the firm’s Fixed Income portfolios for corporate and public pension funds, endowments, and mutual funds. Approximately 32% of the $529 billion in Wellington’s assets under management is invested in Fixed Income Portfolios. She and a handful of people establish the strategy for the Core Bond and Corporate Bond strategy groups. She also chairs an industry strategy group.
Colbert G. Narcisse. COO, Global Private Client Group Merrill Lynch New York, NY. Age: 40. Bottom Line: