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Ana Beatriz Guillén Vindas – Grupo Financiero ACOBO

Like many employees at financial institutions worldwide, the team at Grupo Financiero ACOBO wasn’t sure what to expect during a government shutdown two months into the COVID-19 pandemic. With financial markets in a state of flux and ACOBO’s customers confined to their homes—not to mention a still-deepening economic crisis—Legal Director Ana Beatriz Guillén Vindas says […]

Andrea Andre – Axcess Financial

Consumers beware: COVID-19 has unleashed scam artists preying upon the most economically vulnerable. A couple of federal stimulus checks notwithstanding, many people of modest means remain hard-pressed to scrape together their next rent, car payment, credit card bill or whatever. It’s all the more reason why Andrea Andre is so committed to uphold trust in […]

Angela Borreggine – Allianz Global Investors

Angela Borreggine knows how to make herself heard—it’s hard not to, considering one of her passions is singing with the Cecilia Chorus of New York as well as the Brooklyn Oratory Choir at St. Boniface. But the notes Borreggine hits as chief legal officer at Allianz Global Investors are equally high—and complex. As of November, […]

Angela Petrucci – NBH Bank

In the four and a half years since Angela Petrucci joined Denver-based NBH Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of National Bank Holdings Corp., the organization has surpassed a quarry’s worth of milestones. It established itself as a publicly-traded company. It converted to a Colorado state-chartered bank in 2016. It acquired two banks in 2017. It refined […]

Anna Novoseletsky – Discover Financial Services

Having lived in multiple countries—and passing the bar exam in three—Ukraine native Anna Novoseletsky can’t help but look at the world through the lens of globalization. That international perspective drives Novoseletsky in her role as the legal head of global payments and senior counsel at Discover Financial Services in Illinois. For the veteran corporate attorney, […]

Anna Paglia – Invesco US

Prior to COVID-19, the thought of her son interrupting a business video mortified Anna Paglia. But now, like other parents and professionals working remotely and juggling responsibilities, she knows it’s understandable if a child accidentally “shares” some screen time. While many companies are preparing to move back on-site after the pandemic, Invesco US, her employer, […]

Anthony “Tony” Nolte – Open Mortgage

While Anthony “Tony” Nolte may not have known much about the mortgage industry aside from the details of his own loan, his decades of business development and legal experience at Shell Oil made him a likely choice to be CFO and general counsel at Open Mortgage. To be sure, the lending regulatory details he’s learning […]

Anthony Sharett – Meta Financial Group Inc.

Anthony Sharett says he always wanted to make a difference for those who needed it most, and that factored into him joining Meta Financial Group Inc. in the fall of 2019. For this is the Sioux Falls-headquartered holding company of MetaBank, a financial services support company with locations throughout the United States, as well as financial agent to the […]

April Lindauer – Carta

Landing your dream job during the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t ideal timing. April Lindauer has made the most of it, though, developing her department as the newly promoted general counsel of Carta as of October 2020. Her team has expanded over the past several months and has supported the launch of several new products for startups […]

Ashley Good – Acorns

As a young child, Ashley Good stored bits of change and odd job money in a bright pink cash box. She’s still watching every dollar today, albeit for much higher stakes at Acorns, a California-based fintech company specializing in micro-investing. The California native joined Acorns in March 2020 as chief legal officer, bringing sales and […]

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