University of Southern California

Bob Graziano
Senior Managing Director, Corporate Strategy & Development
Company: 
J.P. Morgan

Bob Graziano is responsible for corporate strategy and development for J.P. Morgan’s Private Bank in the Western Region. In this capacity, Bob provides strategic advice and support to the regional leadership team on expanding and building the private banking business in the West, reporting to the head of the Western Region. He acts as a senior advisor to clients, prospects and colleagues. Additionally, Bob plays a lead role on key initiatives in the region and builds alliances across J.P. Morgan Chase’s lines of business. Bob is based in Los Angeles.

Previous to his current role, Bob was the Southern California Market Manager for J.P. Morgan’s Private Bank. Before joining J.P. Morgan, Bob was Managing Partner of the Family Advisory Services Group at Northern Trust. Prior to joining Northern, Bob spent 18 years with the Los Angeles Dodgers, serving his final six years there as the Club’s President & Chief Operating Officer. He was named to that post on March 19, 1998 upon the sale of the team to FOX, becoming only the 11th President in franchise history. He started with the Dodger organization in 1986 as Director, Financial Projects and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 1987 and Executive Vice President in 1997.

After earning summa cum laude honors, the University Trustees Award and a Business Administration degree, with an emphasis in accounting, from the University of Southern California in 1980, Bob joined Ernst & Young. In early 1984, Bob took a leave from Ernst & Young to work for the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee as Manager, Ticket Operations. In 1985, Bob joined WTC Airfreight, an international freight forwarding firm, as Manager, Financial Services, responsible for the accounting and finance functions of the company.

Bob has built a strong reputation in Southern California due to his community involvement and civic leadership. Bob is Chair of the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission and the immediate past Chair and current board member of the LA84 Foundation which is endowed with the surplus from the 1984 Olympic Games. He serves as an advisory board member of the Jackie Robinson Foundation, the USC Leventhal School of Accounting, the USC Sports Business Institute and is a member of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon Host Committee. Bob is a member of the California Club and serves on the Finance Committee. He is a member of the 100 Club, the Lincoln Club and the Los Angeles Chapter of World Presidents Organization (WPO) and belonged to the Bel Air Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). Previous board service includes the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, Town Hall Los Angeles, The Jim Murray Memorial Foundation, USC Associates, Barlow Respiratory Hospital Foundation, LA’s BEST, YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles and the Japan America Society of Southern California.

Bob is licensed as a CPA (inactive) and holds the Series 7, 63, 9 and 10 licenses.

Bob and his wife, Wendy Wachtell (Wellesley/USC), have five sons—Matthew Graziano (NYU/USC), Jameson Wachtell (USC), Brian Graziano (UPenn), Bradley Wachtell (Princeton) and Davis Wachtell (Harvard-Westlake). Wendy is the President of the Joseph Drown Foundation in Los Angeles and is on the boards of Harvard-Westlake School, USC’s Sol Price School of Public Policy, USC’s Center for Philanthropy & Public Policy, The Rape Foundation and Princeton Men’s Waterpolo.