Features Banking

Jacqueline Keller – Maybank 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

There’s nothing like immersion to assimilate a new hire. So Jacqueline Keller experienced in April 2014 after becoming head of legal for Maybank’s dealings in the Americas. Days later, she was on a plane to its international headquarters in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur, where the executive team warmly greeted Keller.  But she couldn’t […]

Cydney Archie – Cadence Bank

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Cydney Archie says she wanted to practice law in the financial services industry because it would offer varied opportunities to learn about how law and business intersect. “The role at Cadence Bank was attractive to me because I knew I’d get exposure to varying areas of financial services and learn from colleagues and get great […]

Ana Carolina Pérez – Multibank

Est. reading time: 3 mins

Ana Carolina Pérez has nearly two decades of legal experience in the banking and finance industry, and in November 2021, she joined Multibank Panama as the vice president of legal advice. Since then, she and her team of 10 attorneys and six legal assistants have helped Multibank add technology for contract review, editing and storage […]

Michelle Orr – KeyBank

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Transitioning from USD LIBOR is one belaboring process. That’s the acronym for the London Interbank Offered Rate for U.S. Dollars, which is used to approximate the average interest rate banks pay on unsecured loans from each other. LIBOR historically has been used for many types of financial products. London label notwithstanding, the index is used […]

Deana Tillotson – InterBank

Est. reading time: 4 mins

By any measure, InterBank’s growth has been a steady success. In about a dozen years, the bank, which operates in Texas and Oklahoma, has grown from $1.5 billion in assets to more than $4 billion. Deana Tillotson, who’s an executive vice president and the general counsel, expects more success—she’s spent the past two years preparing […]

Beth Rubin – PNC Bank

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Beth Rubin often asks herself what she, a healthcare lawyer, is doing working at a bank, especially because she doesn’t know any other lawyer doing what she does. The answer is simple: She’s the legal bridge between the healthcare and finance worlds. “I used to think that the healthcare providers were heavily regulated, but I […]

Ana Luiza Franco Forattini – Inter

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Many company leaders say the COVID-19 pandemic has been the biggest challenge they’ve faced the past few years. While Ana Luiza Franco Forattini would agree with this, she’d also mention a challenging transaction she helped lead for Inter. As general counsel and compliance officer, she helped the Brazilian financial company enter the U.S. market and […]

Carrie Benedict – KeyBank

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Imagine being asked how to build a bridge so it meets state and federal regulations—after the materials and contractors have been chosen and the construction has already begun. That, says Carrie Benedict, is precisely what she and her team at KeyBank try to avoid when it comes to merger or acquisition deals. In the seven […]

Stephanie Karfias – Mission Lane

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Stephanie Karfias understands how difficult it can be for people to get the credit they need, especially in the face of major setbacks. “Life can be unpredictable. One moment you’re feeling healthy in all aspects. Then, suddenly, you’re in a car accident and sustained serious injuries that result in astronomical hospital bills and a complete […]

Richard Laws – Northwest Bank

Est. reading time: 5 mins

The past year or so has been full of the unexpected, and the winds of change also swept across Northwest Bank nestled near Lake Erie and the Allegheny Mountains. While the original 1896 bank building is still located in Warren, Pennsylvania, last year Northwest moved its holding company headquarters and several key executives to Columbus, […]

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