DeFilippo will be based in Boston and report to Karen Peetz, BNY Mellon president.
As Chief Learning Officer, DeFilippo will oversee development and implementation of the company's 'BNY Mellon University' concept, aimed at fostering an active and on-going learning culture across the firm and its more than 50,000 employees worldwide.
The university will comprise six academies, each addressing a corporate learning and development need and each led by its own 'dean.' Three other branches will support specialized training for BNY Mellon's investment services and investment management businesses, plus its business partner groups.
'From public education to the private sector Dave's entire career has been devoted to learning, so this new role is a natural culmination for him', said Peetz. 'With Dave at the helm, we can now move forward our BNY Mellon University strategy to enhance opportunities to learn that span the different stages and dimensions of employees' careers.
'BNY Mellon University is all about developing our talented staff members. Dave and his team will bring the concept to life to help their colleagues learn, grow and thrive in the workplace', Peetz added.
Since joining BNY Mellon in 2007 from Bank of America, DeFilippo has served in key learning and development roles for its investment management business. Prior to that, he led similar efforts at Capital One Financial and Comcast. He regularly speaks and writes about leadership development, executive coaching, and talent management and has been recognized with several industry awards. DeFilippo's early career included teaching and coaching at the high school level. He recently defended his doctoral dissertation and will receive his Ed.D. from the University of Pennsylvania this summer.