CANADA

ADVISORY BOARD

Our Advisory Board brings together prominent female trailblazers in the Canadian payments and fintech industry. This talented group of women provides guidance and input to the Women in Payments Canada Symposium program and ensures the experience includes best-in-class keynote speakers, panelists and break-out session leaders.

CARMEN CUTAJAR

CARMEN CUTAJAR

Client Partner

IBM

CARMEN CUTAJAR

Carmen Cutajar is a Client Partner in the IBM Payments Center, IBM Consulting. She has over 30 years of experience in the IT industry in both complex program management and technical specialist capacities. Carmen has led some of IBM Canada’s largest application development, maintenance and complex system integration programs across Banking, Insurance, Public Sector and Travel and Transportation.

SARIT DANIEL

SARIT DANIEL

Senior Director, Payments and FX, P&CB

RBC

SARIT DANIEL

Sarit is a Senior Director of Digital Payments and FX at RBC. Her work focuses on advancing RBC’s market position of several key digital retail payment solutions through leading innovation, client engagement, risk management and strong partnerships. With over 12 years of experience in financial services and consulting, Sarit has diverse experiences in Canada and internationally.

DEBBIE GAMBLE

DEBBIE GAMBLE

Chief Officer, Innovation Labs and New Ventures

Interac

DEBBIE GAMBLE

Debbie brings 35 years of experience to Interac as their Chief Innovation and New Ventures Officer. Her firsthand experience as an entrepreneur and with such innovations as mobile commerce, digital ID and cryptocurrency solutions make her one of the country’s most seasoned authorities on the digital economy.

Her many accomplishments include being named one of The 25 Most Influential Women in Payments and FemTech Leader of the Year.

MARILU GAUDIO

MARILU GAUDIO

President, - Chase Merchant Services Canada

JP Morgan & Chase Co

MARILU GAUDIO

Marilu is President for Merchant Services Canada leading a team of Sales, Relationship Management and Sales Strategy professionals. The team is focused on delivering merchant solutions to Small Businesses and National accounts in Canada — with a goal to deliver exceptional service, innovative ideas, great solutions and developing strong referral partners.

CHRISTINE HUNTER

MEGAN HENNING

Head, North American Receivables & Trade Finance

BMO Financial Group

MEGAN HENNING

Megan is Head of North American Receivables & Trade Finance Product within BMO’s Treasury & Payments Solutions organization, helping businesses thrive by facilitating payments faster and safer. Previously, she spent 15 years at Wells Fargo leading teams in Operations, Implementations, and Product with ACH, integrated payables & receivables, and agile development.

CHRISTINE HUNTER

RACHELLE HILDYARD

VP & Head, Correspondent Banking

Scotiabank

RACHELLE HILDYARD

Rachelle Hildyard is Head of Correspondent Banking at Scotiabank, with responsibility for providing strategic direction, leadership and oversight for the global correspondent banking business, working with Scotiabank’s business lines to deliver safe and effective cross-border payment & trade solutions.

CHRISTINE HUNTER

CHRISTINE HUNTER

VP, Enterprise Payments Strategy

TD Bank

CHRISTINE HUNTER

Christine is VP Payments at TD, leading Enterprise Payments Strategy with a focus on accelerated digital/technology advances and increasing customer expectations. She co-creates line of business strategies, roadmaps payments platform investments, governs enterprise payments oversight and leads industry collaboration as Chair of Payments Canada's Member Advisory Committee.

MIA HUNTINGTON

MIA HUNTINGTON

EVP, Digital and Associations

Elavon

MIA HUNTINGTON

Mia is EVP, Digital and Associations at Elavon. With more than 20 years of financial services experience and a background in technology solutions, she has a reputation for driving results and successfully executing strategy. She leads a high-performance team charged with propelling the vision and implementation of Elavon’s digital strategy.

MAUREEN JARVIS

MAUREEN JARVIS

Managing Director & Head of Corporate Global Transaction Services

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Canada

MAUREEN JARVIS

Maureen manages the Large Corporate Global Transaction Services (GTS) sales team in Canada and has overarching responsibility for driving the enterprise strategy for the GTS organization in Canada. With more than 20 years with Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Maureen has held a variety of senior positions with global transaction services in multiple regions, including Asia, EMEA, Latin America and Canada.

MEGAN JONES

MEGAN JONES

VP Card Product Development and Benefits Strategy

CIBC

MEGAN JONES

Megan joined CIBC as Vice President Card Product Development and Benefits Strategy in 2021. Over the past two decades she has made significant contributions in the business as an innovative leader and role model, has a passion for her community and contributes her time to worthy organizations like United Way and Weekend to End Women’s Cancers. She was awarded the Women in Payments Award for Innovation in 2021.
MEGAN JONES

SHERRY JONG

Head of North America Client Onboarding - Corporates & Public Sector

Citi

SHERRY JONG

Sherry Jong is the Head of North America Client Onboarding for Corporates & Public Sector with Citi. Sherry leads cross-functional teams of experts in product onboarding, documentation support, and global onboarding managers who oversee the cash management deliveries for multinational corporations and public sector across North America and globally.

AVIVA KLEIN

AVIVA KLEIN

VP of Digital Payments & Cybersecurity Solutions

Mastercard

AVIVA KLEIN

Aviva has 20 years of experience in the payments and financial services industries. Currently, Aviva is the Vice President of Digital Payments & Cybersecurity Solutions for Mastercard Canada.She oversees the commercialization and scale of Mastercard assets to support the needs of Canadians and Canadian businesses while they transition to digital payments.

KERRI-ANN SANTAGUIDA

KERRI-ANN SANTAGUIDA

VP and General Manager of Merchant Services

American Express

KERRI-ANN SANTAGUIDA

A skilled executive with a passion for partnerships and collaboration, Kerri-Ann Santaguida is the VP and GM of Merchant Services at American Express Canada.

Kerri-Ann sits on the Canadian Executive Team and is responsible for growing coverage and market share through acquisition channels and existing merchant partnerships. A passionate supporter of small businesses, she led the 2020 Shop Small campaign, and is a powerful advocate for women in the workplace.

KERRI-ANN SANTAGUIDA

CASSIE WONG

Head of Payments & Partnerships, Canada

Paypal

CASSIE WONG

Cassie Wong is the Head of Payments and Partnerships at PayPal Canada, leading commercialization of payment and banking solutions with the Canadian financial ecosystem. She comes to this role with over a decade of experience driving innovation and financial results at Shopify, American Express and Bain & Company.

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