Industry veteran assumes oversight of Janney's technology, data and insights, and firm operations.

PHILADELPHIA – Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, a leading full-service wealth management and investment banking firm, has named Brett Riggi, CFA, as Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President. He reports directly to Janney President Tony Miller and joins the firm’s Executive Leadership Team. 

As Chief Operating Officer, Brett will oversee technology, data and insights, and firm operations. He will help to lead Janney’s growth strategy by enhancing and integrating the firm’s technology and operations platform, executing a unified data strategy, and translating strategy into actionable steps for growth. Brett joins Janney from UBS where he was most recently Head of Trading, Advisory, Wealth Planning, and Performance Reporting Technology for Wealth Management USA.

“We’re thrilled to add a leader like Brett to Janney. He will be a critical member of our Executive Leadership Team and help execute our strategic plan in several key functions to improve experiences and accelerate market growth,” said Tony Miller, President. "Brett brings significant experience that enables him to lead the progress of our award-winning technology and operations platforms to continuously meet the evolving needs of our clients, advisors, and employees." 

“Janney is a highly-regarded boutique wealth management and investment banking firm. Their size allows for quick and efficient adaptation to changing industry, client, and advisor needs. The firm’s capital resources, history, and stability also makes Janney an attractive and competitive firm today,” added Brett. “I’m thrilled to join a firm with strong values and a clearly defined vision for the future, and excited about the personal opportunity to help lead the next phase of the firm’s technology and operational success as Janney continues to deliver service excellence.”

Brett has more than 30 years of experience delivering transformational technology systems and digital solutions with expertise across retail and institutional financial services. Since 2013, he has held various leadership roles at UBS where he helped drive a technology transformation. He was a member of the Wealth Management USA Technology Management Committee at UBS. Prior to UBS, Brett was Chief Information Officer for Global Sales, Research and Capital Markets at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. 

Brett joins Janney’s Executive Leadership Team which consists of the following members:

  • Anthony M. Miller, President 
  • Joseph D. Culley, Jr., SVP, Head of Capital Markets Group
  • Margolit Hillsberg, SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Michael Hricko, SVP, Chief Financial Officer
  • Gregory B. McShea, SVP, General Counsel
  • Karen L. Shakoske, SVP, Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications 
  • Kevin J. Reed, EVP, President of Private Client Group
  • Brett S. Riggi, SVP, Chief Operating Officer
  • John C. Yackel, EVP, Head of Wealth Management

About Janney Montgomery Scott LLC

Janney is a leading full-service wealth management and investment banking firm dedicated to putting client needs first. We are committed to providing individuals, families, businesses, and institutions with tailored financial advice to help reach their personal or business goals.  

We focus on building strong relationships, supported by a foundation of trust and performance. With a history of strength and stability, an ability to execute, and a culture of service and collaboration, we continue to deliver on our mission of offering the highest standard of success in financial relationships. 

Janney is a wholly-owned, independently-operated subsidiary of The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company and is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the New York Stock Exchange, and Securities Investor Protection Corporation. Additional company information is available at

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