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Mortimer J. "Tim" Buckley (born 1969) is an American executive at The Vanguard Group. The Vanguard Board elected him unanimously to succeed F. William McNabb III as chief executive officer upon McNabb's retirement at the end of December 2017.[2]

Mortimer J. Buckley
Mortimer Joseph Buckley

Boston, Massachusetts
ResidenceWayne, Pennsylvania
OtherĀ namesTim Buckley
Education1987, Belmont Hill School
A.B., 1991, Harvard College
M.B.A., 1996, Harvard Business School
OccupationBusiness executive
EmployerThe Vanguard Group
TitlePresident and Chief executive officer of Vanguard
PredecessorF. William McNabb III
Board memberĀ ofChildren's Hospital of Philadelphia, Chairman of Board of Trustees, 2011-2017[1]

Early life and educationEdit

Buckley was born in 1969, the son of Dr. Mortimer John Buckley and his wife Marilyn. His father was the Chief of the Massachusetts General Hospital Cardiac Surgical Unit in Boston.[3]

Buckley attended secondary school at the Belmont Hill School in Belmont, MA.[4] He later earned a BA degree in economics in 1991 from Harvard College and an MBA degree in 1996 from Harvard Business School.[5][6]


In 1991 Buckley joined Vanguard as an assistant to company founder John C. Bogle. From 2001 to 2006 Buckley was Chief Information Officer, and from 2006 to 2012 he was head of the Retail Investor Group. He became Chief Investment Officer upon the retirement of Gus Sauter in 2013.[7]

In 2017, Vanguard's Board of Directors unanimously elected Buckley to succeed F. William McNabb III as chief executive officer, effective January 2018.[2]


  1. ^ "About our speakers". Retrieved 2017-07-24.
  2. ^ a b "Vanguard CEO F. William McNabb To Step Down". 2017-07-13. Retrieved 2017-07-14.
  3. ^ "Mortimer John Buckley". Harvard Gazette. 2008-10-30. Retrieved 2017-07-14.
  4. ^ "Carved Panel Archive". Retrieved 2018-03-30.
  5. ^ "Vanguard's management and directors". Retrieved 2017-07-14.
  6. ^ "Tim Buckley" (PDF). Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  7. ^ "Vanguard CIO Tim Buckley, at a glance". 2013-04-04. Retrieved 2017-07-14.