Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Meet our Moderator: Tracy Williams

Tracy Williams

Tracy was a managing director at JPMorgan Investment Bank's Financial Institutions Group. Last July, he retired after having been at the firm 27 years. He was involved in corporate finance and was head of risk management for a client base of over 200 securities firms, broker/dealers, futures firms and exchanges. Tracy received an MBA in finance from Columbia University and graduated from Yale University with a BA degree in mathematics and economics. He was a member of the corporate advisory board for The Consortium from 1994-2008 and a member of The Consortium's board of trustees from 2001-2004. He received the Peter Thorpe Consortium Leadership Award at The Consortium's Orientation Program in 2002. Tracy is one of the founding members of the Consortium Finance Network.

Meet our Panelist: JD Moore

JD Moore

JD Moore is a Director in the Healthcare Group at Credit Suisse within the Investment Banking Division. He focuses on advising and providing capital market alternatives to health care service companies. Recent transactions include advising Advent International on its sale of Long Term Care Group, Carlyle on its acquisition of Manor Care, and Fiserv on the sale of their health care business.
Prior to Credit Suisse, JD worked for JP Morgan in both the Global Mergers & Acquisitions Group and Healthcare Group in New York, and he also spent time working in London . Prior to business school, JD spent three years as an investment banking analyst with Banc of America Securities.
JD received an MBA from Ross School of Business at Michigan in 1999 and a BBA from the University of Texas at Austin. While at Ross, JD was President of the Finance Club, a Career Counselor in the Office of Career Development, Student Government Association VP-Finance and Class Section Treasurer.
JD is actively involved in bringing students, specifically African Americans to Wall Street. Through Credit Suisse, he is involved with the Robert Toigo Foundation, the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, LEAD, Douglas L. Paul Scholarship for Achievement Program as well as recruiting at Michigan Ross School of Business. He devotes his time not only to mentoring but also to teaching students so that they are prepared to succeed and lead.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Meet our Panelist: Fatimah Gilliam

Fatimah Gilliam, Esq.

Fatimah Gilliam is the Director of Diversity Recruitment in Graduate Recruitment for Citi. She manages Citi’s relationships with partnership organizations, and colleges and universities concerning issues of diversity. Moreover, she is responsible for and oversees Citi’s recruitment of graduating diverse candidates across the United States for Analyst and Associate positions for all of Citi’s businesses under the Institutional Clients Group, Cards, Consumer Banking, Global Wealth Management, and Corporate Functions divisions. In her role, she works with colleagues across Citi to develop recruiting strategies and works with Citi’s foundation in accomplishing its funding objectives as they relate to diversity.

Prior to joining Citi, Ms. Gilliam worked as a real estate lawyer for Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP, and as a corporate lawyer for Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP. She received her undergraduate degree from Wellesley College, her Master in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and her law degree from Columbia Law School. She lives in Harlem, is an active member of her community, and mentors students from New York City public schools.

Meet our Panelist: Theo Lubke

Theo Lubke is a Senior Vice President in the Bank Supervision Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York where he heads the Financial Infrastructure Department and oversees the New York Fed’s efforts to improve the resiliency of the OTC derivatives infrastructure. Prior to that, he managed the supervisory relationships with large, complex foreign banking organizations.
Prior to joining Bank Supervision, Mr. Lubke headed the Electronic Payments Function, where he managed the New York Fed’s Fedwire operations. Previously, he had been in the Research Group where his work primarily focused on risk management of wholesale payment and settlement systems. During that time, he represented the New York Fed on committees at the Bank for International Settlements coordinating the G-10 effort to reduce foreign exchange settlement risk and developing core principles for the design and oversight of payment systems.
Before joining the New York Fed in 1995, he worked on the staff of the National Economic Council at the White House. Previously, he had worked as an investment banking analyst at Lehman Brothers.
Mr. Lubke holds a B.A. from Harvard College and a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.