The Stan O’Neal era Merrill ethic
Strength comes from the top. And it is from the tight-knit senior executive group that Stan O’Neal believes Merrill derives much of its strength.
|“We want to create a strong bench and pipelines of brainpower. People must have a bond with the company that goes beyond compensation. We have created a performance-based culture.”
“We’ve never had such an outstanding group of leaders across our product silos in the history of the firm,” says O’Neal. “And today we have a common commitment among all the senior people to that purpose. And it’s not just my vision, it’s a vision that’s bought into and shared by the entire executive committee.”
Another member of the executive committee describes it thus: “We chose to be a really global firm. We are a young and diverse team but we have all worked together for the best part of 15 years and are tight as a drum.