John C. Stern named president of U.S. Bank Global Corporate Trust and Custody

April 07, 2021

Stern, a 20-year veteran of U.S. Bank, will assume the role effective May 17, 2021.

U.S. Bank today announced that John C. Stern has been named president of its Global Corporate Trust and Custody business within U.S. Bank Wealth Management and Investment Services. Stern, who currently serves as U.S. Bancorp Corporate Treasurer, will assume his role effective May 17, 2021.

Stern is a 20-year veteran of U.S. Bank, and has steadily risen through the ranks in Corporate Treasury while building a record of leadership and success. He currently leads the team that executes all of U.S. Bank’s treasury functions, including liquidity, capital, interest rate risk, investment portfolio, derivatives, wholesale debt issuance, operations, internal funds transfer pricing, net interest income forecasting and quantitative balance sheet and capital markets modeling. Stern is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas and the University of Minnesota and is active with the Alzheimer’s Association.  

“As corporate treasurer, John has helped strengthen our reputation and solidify our position as one of the highest-rated financial services companies in the world,” said Gunjan Kedia, vice chair of U.S. Bank Wealth Management and Investment Services. “He brings extraordinary intelligence, judgment and acumen to this role through his extensive knowledge of the financial services industry and insights into global capital markets. John’s background gives him a deep understanding of our clients’ needs and products and services in the corporate trust and custody market. John is a relatable and empathetic leader who builds and develops strong teams and epitomizes the values of U.S. Bank. I am thrilled he is joining our team.” 

Stern is succeeding Joseph Giordano as president of Global Corporate Trust and Custody. Giordano announced his plans to retire this summer. Giordano has been with U.S. Bank since 2010 and has played a critical role in building and growing the industry-leading global corporate trust business, including the expansion of the company’s CDO business. 

“Under Joe’s leadership, our Corporate Trust business grew rapidly, gained impressive market shares, executed multiple acquisitions, and became a leader in this industry,” said Kedia. “As Joe delivered these business results, he also developed an outstanding team and a culture of sales and service excellence. We thank Joe for his enormous contributions to the business and wish him all the best in his retirement,” Kedia said.

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