Marcelo Modica

Marcelo Modica


  • Marcelo Modica

    Marcelo Modica

    Chief People Officer

Career notes

Marcelo Modica is the Chief People Officer for Mercer. In this capacity, Marcelo is responsible for developing Mercer’s talent strategy that aligns with the company's mission, operating imperatives and values. Marcelo delivers this strategy through managing all aspects of human resources, including employee experience, professional development, talent management, compensation, staffing and employee relations.

Marcelo joined Mercer from JP Morgan Chase, where he was General Manager for Chase Hispanic Customers and responsible for driving a culturally relevant strategy for Hispanic customers across Chase. Prior to this role, Marcelo was Managing Director & Head of Human Resources for Consumer & Business Banking.

Before joining Chase, Marcelo was the Chief Human Resources Officer for Discover Financial Services, where he developed Discover’s talent strategy and managed the unit’s spin-off from Morgan Stanley in 2007 as head of HR for the public company. He was a member of Discover’s Management and Operational Risk Committees. Marcelo joined Morgan Stanley in 1994 and held a number of positions in human resources before his move to Discover in 2006. Marcelo also worked for Prudential Securities and Lehman Brothers.


Marcelo earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Siena College and a Master of Arts in organizational psychology from Columbia University.