Financial services post-military service
- Time: 6.00PM - 7.30PM (GMT+1)
- Date: Monday 10 May 2021
- Location: Online Webinar
Join us for our upcoming virtual webinar where we will be exploring how ex-military personnel have made their mark in financial services, discussing career pathways and best practices.
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With a variety of different ways to enter the financial services landscape, you can expect an insightful panel discussion highlighting personal career experiences, challenges, as well as obstacles of transitioning and upskilling. Expect to hear some inspiring anecdotes from our panel, highlighting personal career choices and decisions that have helped shape their career today.
Following the panel discussion, expect a live Q&A session where you can be a part of the conversation. We will also be hosting an additional networking session, where we plan to continue the conversation and address any further burning questions.
- Harry Vidler - Host and Chair, Principal Consultant at Broadgate Search
- Christopher Gerda - Risk and Fraud Prevention Officer at Bottomline Technologies Paymode-X
- James Ferguson- Vice President – General Manager
- Kevin Kennedy - Senior Vice President in Cybersecurity
Chris currently serves as the Head of Risk and Fraud Prevention overseeing Paymode-X, one of the largest business payment networks in the US. He is responsible for the overall anti-fraud strategy and technology initiatives to maintain the security of over $250 billion in annual payments within the 450,000+ network membership base.
Previously, Chris most recently served as the Bank Secrecy Act Reporting Manager at Pershing LLC, the largest Broker-Dealer Clearing Firm in the US. He has managed investigations of complex financial crime schemes, securities fraud, terror financing, and money laundering and was also in a senior investigative role in Anti-Money Laundering at the Bank of New York Mellon. Chris is a former federal police officer, a United States Army Infantry Combat Veteran, and holds a BS in Criminal Justice and an MS in Fraud and Forensics.
James Ferguson, an enlisted veteran of the United States Air Force from 1995-2000, having served in Bosnia and Kuwait. James now serves as a Vice President – General Manager within the Fintech space for the last 12 years. James is responsible for leading all product innovation, revenue and strategic direction of the organization and services targeted to the financial service industry. James’ supports veteran targeted organizations and sponsors several State University’s Veteran Affairs offices across the east coast of the U.S. offering internships as well as mentoring separating vets from their branch of service into civilian life.
Prior to joining Blackstone, Kevin held positions as a CTO and CISO across several financial organizations. He earned his MA from Columbia University and has an MS in Cybersecurity from Brown University. Kevin is also a former United States Marine and an Iraq War Veteran.