Operating Council

Thomas P. Hackett

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Truist Securities  

Thomas (Tom) P. Hackett serves as chairman and chief executive officer of Truist Securities, the full-service corporate and investment bank for Truist Financial Corporation. He is a member of Truist’s Operating Council. 

Based in Atlanta, Hackett joined Truist Securities in 2008 and has more than 30 years of corporate and investment banking experience. He was one of the primary architects of a growth strategy that led Truist Securities to establish itself as a leading player in corporate and investment banking. 

From 2020 to 2023, Hackett served as president and chief operating officer of Truist Securities, responsible for the Investment Banking, Corporate Banking, M&A, Capital Markets and Asset Finance organizations. Hackett led a team that served corporate clients with the full suite of capital markets, advisory, and traditional banking products and services. 

Hackett held additional leadership positions at Truist Securities, including head of Investment Banking and head of Asset Finance, a role in which he led teams focused on asset securitization, asset-based lending, structured real estate, project finance, and equipment finance.  

Prior to joining Truist, Hackett served in various corporate and investment banking capacities at several industry-leading institutions. He was managing director of Healthcare at Citi, head of the London office at Prudential Capital Group, and served in various corporate and investment banking roles at First Union. 

Hackett earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Auburn University and an MBA from Emory University and serves on the Georgia Research Alliance Board of Trustees. 

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