The Student Lunch for 8 (or L48) series presents an opportunity for eight students at a time to hear from industry leaders over a business casual luncheon. Students interested in participating must RSVP and send their résumé plus a brief paragraph explaining why they would like to attend. Please note that incomplete RSVPs will receive last priority for this event, and cancellations will receive last priority for future events.
Harry McMahon was the Executive Vice Chairman of Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He served as a senior member of the Global Investment Banking and Markets Leadership Team and was principally focused on providing innovative strategic solutions, financial advice and superior execution for a broad array of the firm’s corporate clients worldwide.
McMahon joined Merrill Lynch in 1983 and has held various leadership positions in Global Markets and Investment Banking, including co-head of the Global Corporate Finance group from 1996 to 2003 and Vice Chairman of the firm from 2003 to 2008. Following the merger with Bank of America in 2009, McMahon became the firm’s first Executive Vice Chairman. His broad base of deal experience includes leading teams on more than 400 projects involving either Merger and Acquisitions advisory work or Corporate Finance.
He received an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a BA from Claremont McKenna College. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, McMahon worked for the Northern Trust Bank of Chicago in various roles involving commercial lending and corporate finance. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Claremont McKenna College; on the Board of Advisors of the Henry R. Kravis Leadership Institute; on the Selection Committee of the Kravis Prize in Social Leadership; and on the National Council of the American Enterprise Institute. He and his wife, Jacquie, have four children.