Head, National Business Development; Managing Director
In 1992, while in high school, Mandell Crawley interned at Morgan Stanley. That opportunity greatly influenced his career path. Today, he is a managing director at the firm and heads its National Business Development segment. Previously, he served as regional and divisional business development manager for numerous key geographical markets across the wealth management unit and was head of Fixed Income Capital Market Sales.
Being able to observe and participate in the financial services industry from its upper echelon, particularly on the wealth management side, is one of the most important aspects of his career, Crawley says. “I have been fortunate enough to have a platform to influence the lives and careers of so many, within our organization and out, in some small way via coaching, mentoring, sponsoring, etc. I get a tremendous amount of vitality from seeing individuals I’ve engaged on some level go on to do great things,” he says.
Crawley donates time to Boys and Girls Club of America; Let’s Get Ready, a preparatory program for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT); and to the Food Bank of Westchester. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago and an MBA, with honors, from Fordham University. At Morgan Stanley he leads a team that focuses exclusively on supporting the efforts of the firm’s advisers to add value to their clients’ portfolios while helping them to achieve their financial goals. He also leads an organization of business development and senior relationship managers across the branch network that is responsible for improving revenue and new asset growth.
Crawley finds pleasure in reading non-fiction and autobiographies, a chance to learn the stories of men and women who left their mark on society. He also enjoys traveling with his wife, Alison, and twin girls, Jordyn and Jaedyn.