SEI Investments Company of Oaks, PA announced that Ryan Hicke ‘95, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, will become the company's next Chief Executive Officer and a member of its board of directors, effective June 1, 2022. Hicke will succeed Founder Alfred P. West, Jr., who is transitioning to the role of Executive Chairman after successfully leading and growing SEI for more than 50 years. The executive management team, currently reporting to West, will report to Hicke effective June 1st.
Throughout his 24-year career at SEI, Hicke has held a number of senior leadership positions across the company's global businesses, playing an important role in creating and executing SEI's business strategy. His diverse experience informs his commitment to the company's strengths across its three pillars of expertise: investments, operations, and technology.
Hicke previously served as a senior vice president, leading SEI's U.K. Asset Management and Private Banking businesses and significantly contributing to the expansion of SEI's global footprint. As chief information officer, he is responsible for SEI's information technology strategy and execution, the company's U.S. investment operations, and leading SEI Sphere, a new business initiative in cyber and data protection services.
As executive chairman, West will work closely with Hicke and SEI's executive management team to ensure a smooth and successful transition. West will remain focused on further advancing SEI's position as a global provider of technology and investment solutions that connect the financial services industry.
In response to his appointment, Hicke said, "I have the privilege of working alongside the most talented team in the industry each day, and I'm honored to serve as SEI's next CEO. Al West has been a tremendous mentor to me, and I'm grateful for his partnership and support over the years. He is a visionary leader who disrupted the financial services industry more than 50 years ago and established SEI as the trusted partner we are today. I look forward to continuing to unlock SEI's potential, and I'm energized by the courage of our global workforce to capture the exciting opportunities ahead. SEI is uniquely positioned in the financial services industry to help our clients grow and manage change with confidence."
Hicke resides in the Philadelphia area with his wife and five children. He holds a degree in Finance from Saint Joseph's University and serves on the board of directors for the Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies.