Maria Elena Lagomasino (Mel) is chief executive officer and founding partner of WE Family Offices. Previously, from November 2005 until October of 2012, Mel was CEO of GenSpring Family Offices, a multi-family office that was originally established in 1989 as Asset Management Advisors (AMA). Mel is a recognized leader in the wealth management industry.
Prior to joining GenSpring, Lagomasino served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of JP Morgan Private Bank, an institution with more than $300 billion in client assets under supervision. Her career in banking began in 1977 at Citibank. She joined the Chase Manhattan Private Bank in 1983 and was named head of Chase’s worldwide private banking business in 1997. Following the Chase-JP Morgan merger, she became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the JP Morgan Private Bank. Mel also serves on the boards of the Coca Cola company and Avon Products.