Racquel Oden is Northeast Divisional Director and Managing Director for the Consumer Bank and Wealth Management business for JPMorgan Chase & Co. In her role as the Divisional Director, Ms. Oden oversees all Branch and Wealth Management teams in the Northeast, covering five regions with over 10,000 associates and advisors. She defines frameworks for advisor teams and drives the transformative initiatives at Chase.

Previously, Ms. Oden was an executive member at Merrill Lynch where she spent seven years in a number of leadership roles. Her most recent role was Market Executive of the flagship New York Fifth Avenue Market, one of the firm’s largest markets with more than 200 advisors serving high-net worth individuals and institutions with over $35B in assets under management. Prior to that, she was Head of Advisor Strategy and Development where she was responsible for coaching the firm’s 14,000 advisors and leading initiatives designed to recruit and train the next generation, and before that, Head of Global Product Strategy & Business Development where she oversaw the team’s new product business development supporting all channels within Global Wealth & Investment Management business.

Before Merrill Lynch, Ms. Oden spent over 10 years at UBS in various senior capacities including leading the Global Product Internal Sales, Client Experience for Banking, and Acquisition Integration team. Additionally, she served as the Senior Vice President of Client Services and earlier as Chief of Staff for the President of UBS. She took her first Wall Street job as an associate in equity trading at Morgan Stanley in 1997.

Ms. Oden serves on the Board of Directors for the Apollo Theater, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, and the National Board of Directors for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund where she chairs the Audit & Finance Committee.

Ms. Oden has been recognized as an Icon & Innovator in Wealth Management by Investment News and named top 10 People to Watch by Wealth Management Magazine.

Additionally, she is a member of the following:
• Executive Leadership Council (ELC)
• Financial Women’s Association (FWA)
• New York Women’s Agenda (NYWA)
• Jack and Jill of America (Chapter President)
• Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Ms. Oden’s recognition includes:
• Named one of InvestmentNews’ 20 Women to Watch 2016
• Named honoree for Network Journal’s 25 Influential Black Women in Business Awards 2016
• Named Top 10 People to Watch in 2015 by Wealth Management Magazine
• Named Top 100 Black Executives by SAVOY Magazine, 2014, 2012, 2011
• Recipient of the United Way Women in Philanthropy honor, 2011
• Named Wall Street Tycoon by Wall Street Alphas Foundation, 2010
• Named “Corporate Rock Star” by Essence Magazine, 2010
• Inducted as a member of the YWCA NY Salute to Women, 2009
• Named Top 100 under 50 by Diversity MBA Magazine, 2008
• Recipient New York Women’s Agenda Rising Star Award, 2006

Ms. Oden holds a B.A. in Political Science from James Madison University and an M.B.A. from Hampton University. Ms. Oden is a resident of the North Shore of Long Island, NY, where she lives with her husband and daughter.