Robert T. Brockbank, 54, of Garden City, a senior information technology executive for leading NYC banks and financial services companies, died Nov. 10, 2000, after being stricken in flight while returning to NY from Paris.
Currently, Mr. Brockbank was an executive vice president of AXA Financial, Inc., previously known as The Equitable Companies Inc., until September 1999. He was also the depute chief information officer for the Paris-based AXA Group, working closely in that capacity with Edward Miller, president and CEO of AXA Financial.
Mr. Brockbank was coordinating and implementing a strategy for developing premier information technology throughout the global AXA Group, one of the world's leading financial services organizations with approximately $900 billion in assets under management and operations in approximately 60 countries.
Mr. Brockbank had extensive experience as a manager of information technology for major financial institutions. Prior to joining AXA Financial, he was managing director at Chase Manhattan Bank, where he was responsible for key strategic technologies supporting the bank's National Consumer Services. In that capacity, he managed an organization responsble for delivering world-class products and services via multiple channels. He was also charged with utilizing information technology to foster greater customer relationship information and implementing a common systems architecture framework.
From 1995 to 1998, Mr. Brockbank was managing director at Chase for all systems development and architecture for the payments and investments business for retail banking. Prior to its merger with Chase, he served from 1991 to 1995 at Chemical Bank as managing director responsible for systems architecture and information systems development for tri-state regional banking. From 1986 to 1991, he was senior vice president at Manufacturers Hanover Trust before its merger with Chemical. He began his career at Manufacturers Hanover in 1973.
Mr. Brockbank is a graduate of the Program for Management Development at the Harvard University Graduate School of Business. He also earned a BA degree in history from LIU and studied at NYU Graduate School of Business Administration.
He is survived by his wife, Janet; two daughters, Stacey and Kathryn; his mother, Margaret Meyers; a brother, James; and a sister, Margaret Perrone.
Funeral arrangements were made by Fairchild Sons Funeral Home, Garden City. Mass at St. Joseph's Church.