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 $65 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 64 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 successful, complex and diverse global financial company, 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.