I joined Barclays several years ago because I was excited by their ambition to be a leading universal bank. That remains true today. Within Barclays, Barclaycard has always been a fantastic global business with a great culture. Joining the Barclaycard team was an easy decision.
I truly enjoy coming to work and being surrounded by incredibly talented people trying to solve a problem. The continuous process of absorbing a lot of information and trying to figure out the best strategy to win in a dynamic environment is always exciting.
Although I look and sound very American, I was actually born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. My mother is from Poland, and my father is from Manchester. I was lucky to grow up in a very international environment.
In school I was a swim coach, which was a great way to build leadership skills. My first professional role was within a textile machinery manufacturing company in Halifax, Yorkshire. Working outside of banking was incredibly valuable and still helps me today when we discuss client needs.
Building a great team across global finance, legal and compliance functions. It’s not only about the talent but also how the leadership team works together in a very open and collaborative way.
There are many words I would like to use like hardworking, dedicated, energetic, driven, smart (hopefully a few would say that), but mainly balanced. No matter what the situation is, it is always important to have perspective, to avoid hubris, to listen and make a balanced decision.
Finance Director - Global Retail and Commercial Banking, Barclays
Chief Financial Officer - Latin America Retail Banking Division, Citigroup
Marketing and Analytics Director for International Personal Banking - Citigroup
Product Manager for Credit Cards in Brazil - Citigroup