Michael D. Hankin

President & Chief Executive Officer, Brown Advisory Incorporated

A highly regarded financial advisory expert with a wealth of insight, Michael has served on Stanley Black & Decker’s Board of Directors since 2016.
Portrait of Michael D. Hankin

Michael D. Hankin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Brown Advisory Incorporated, has been a director of the Company since April 2016.

Mr. Hankin has served as Chief Executive Officer of Brown Advisory since 1998, when the firm was acquired from Alex Brown & Sons by a group of employees. From 1993 to 1998, Mr. Hankin served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Alex Brown Investment Advisory & Trust Company, a subsidiary of Alex Brown Incorporated, where he helped create the business that became Brown Advisory. Prior to that, Mr. Hankin was a partner at Piper & Marbury (now DLA Piper), where he specialized in business and tax law. Mr. Hankin is a director of Brown Advisory Incorporated and its affiliated companies, including Brown Advisory Funds.

During Mr. Hankin’s tenure as Chief Executive Officer of Brown Advisory Incorporated, the firm has grown from a company with approximately $1.5 billion assets under management to a company with over $149 billion in client assets and has expanded its operations throughout the U.S. and in the U.K., Europe, South America and Asia.

Mr. Hankin is 66 years old and is a member of the Audit Committee and the Executive Committee and Chair of the Finance and Pension Committee.

Mr. Hankin’s experience building and running a complex global financial company, evidenced by successfully growing Brown Advisory Incorporated from approximately $1.5 billion assets undermanagement to over $149 billion during his tenure, gives the Board a unique perspective on finance, capital allocation, global operations, and corporate strategy. His familiarity with financial and investment planning and analysis, his understanding of capital structure and valuation issues, and his experience with cybersecurity make him a valuable resource for the Board and management.