Mr. Hawkesworth joined City National Rochdale in 2003 and is the firm’s acting Chief Executive Officer. He is uniquely positioned to lead City National Rochdale having spent 19 years with the firm and its predecessor company as part of Executive Management. In that time, he has gained deep expertise having led nearly every major function in the organization including Operations, Marketing, Client Service, Technology, Compliance, Legal, and Portfolio Management. For the past 13 years, Mr. Hawkesworth has served as Chief Operating Officer working closely with the entire Executive Management Team to lead multiple strategic initiatives. As acting CEO of City National Rochdale, Mr. Hawkesworth will be responsible for setting the strategic direction for the firm.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Hawkesworth was Director of Compliance and Assistant General Counsel for Electronic Trading Group, LLC, and its affiliates, ETG Proprietary Trading, LLC, and Hedge Fund Capital Partners, LLC, registered broker/dealers. Mr. Hawkesworth earned his BA from New York State University at Stony Brook and his J.D. from Hofstra School of Law. He is a member of the New York State Bar. Mr. Hawkesworth is the proud father of four sons and coaches their soccer, hockey, basketball, and baseball teams. He enjoys spending quality time with his family, and staying active by playing golf and softball.
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