Every year, the Boston Business Journal honors a local CFO who has made a positive impact on the financial market. The F. Gorham Brigham Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award is reserved for individuals who embody the pay-it-forward legacy of Brigham himself. This year, we’re proud to congratulate our very own Peter Markell—CFO, Treasurer, EVP- Administration & Finance of Partners—on receiving the award.

Markell has always been known for being dependable, from his days as a college baseball player to his 21 years at Ernst & Young, where he became an audit partner. His steady reputation continued during his time as interim CFO of Massachusetts General Hospital, from 1995 to 1996, and has only strengthened since joining Partners in 1999. Over the years his duties have grown to include financial oversight of $12 billion and management of more than 3,000 employees. 

Outside the office, Markell’s activities include service on the boards of McLean Hospital and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay. His favorite diversions are playing golf, visiting his Cape Cod home with wife, Kathy, and reading “big, thick” mystery novels. “It’s so important because the job is so intense and stressful and everything else. You want something that will take your mind somewhere else.”

To read more about the award and an interview with Peter Markell, click here.