Meet the women who are giving back and paying it forward as the dedicated Committee members responsible for managing the Women in Payments Canada Awards.
Director, Business Payments
Kim leads an amazing team as the Director of Business Payments at Scotiabank, who address customer payments needs.
She has been at Scotiabank for 16 years, initially starting as a Manager in Proposal Writing then moving into various other Sr. Manager roles in the product group (New Product Development, Operating Accounts, SCO and Project Management Office).
Senior Vice President, Digital Distribution
As leader of the Elavon Digital Distribution teams, Carolyn is responsible for North American sales growth, through digitally-driven merchant acquisition strategies and customer retention and expansion programs. Previously, Carolyn led the Canadian tele-sales and customer account management teams at Elavon Canada.
Prior to joining Elavon, Carolyn held senior roles with multiple Canadian technology companies, responsible for sales, marketing and communications functions.
Executive Director, Client Delivery
JP Morgan & Chase Co
Shauna is Head of Client Delivery for Chase Merchant Services Canada. Her experience in the payments industry spans over 20 years having served on the merchant acquiring and card issuing sides of the industry.
She champions diversity and inclusion at JPMorgan Chase Canada in her roles as Executive Sponsor of Women On The Move and Co-Chair of the Black Organization for Leadership Development. Shauna is also a Certified ScrumMaster®.
Michelle is the Founder at FinAvator Fintech Consulting, Advisor at Uulala, SheEo activator, Women in Payment 2018 award winner, 2019 award committee member and 2019 Money 20/20 Rise Up USA academy member.
A payment, loyalty and blockchain executive, Michelle has extensive industry experience driving strategy growth, digital marketing, new products and innovation across retail and payments industry.
EMA Partners International
Jo is a Principal in the Toronto office of EMA Partners International, and has been in the search industry for thirteen years. She leads intermediate and senior searches for a number of financial, technology and consumer services clients in North America and in Europe.
She continues to meet the needs of a constantly changing market, and highly respected for her expertise in identifying strong talent.
Senior Director, Enterprise Payments
Lisa is RBC Senior Director, Enterprise Payments - Business Risk & Industry Affairs. She leads a team responsible for interbank operations, business risk, and industry affairs for enterprise payments.
Lisa and her team provide strategic direction over business risks across payments transformation initiatives, while navigating ongoing compliance for RBC’s participation in multiple payments networks. A global speaker, she is also RBC lead with Payments Canada and the Canadian Bankers Association.
Senior Director of Enterprise Payments
Lorna is a Senior Director on the Enterprise Payments team at CIBC. Her responsibilities include the forward strategy, initiative delivery and ongoing oversight for critical applications that support the processing of everyday payments.
With a passion for providing best-in-class experiences to clients, her favourite role is bringing brilliant people together to solve tough problems. Lorna also feels privileged to help select some of Canada’s exemplary contributors to the payments ecosystem.
VP LFO & CFO
Amex Bank of Canada
Appointed in May of 2016, Lili is the CFO of Amex Bank of Canada and Lead Financial Officer of Consumer Services.
As CFO, she sits across several committees of the Bank and interacts regularly with the Board of Directors as well as Bank Regulators. She leads the Finance Leadership Team and is a member of the Canadian Executive Team where she drives the financial oversight and investment decision making.
SRISHTI JAIN ANDREASEN
Sales Executive Head of Canada
SRISHTI JAIN ANDREASEN
Shawna leads the Consumer Marketing, Sponsorships, Product & Partner Marketing, and Communications disciplines for Mastercard in Canada. Her focus is on driving brand leadership through breakthrough campaigns, innovative thought leadership and solutions, and strong partner relationships.
She is an active member of the Canadian Leadership Team, and Executive Sponsor of the Mastercard Women’s Leadership Network Toronto Chapter.
Director, Global Solution Sales
Victoria Patterson is a senior multi-lingual treasury and trade professional with over 18 years of experience managing Citi Canada's top Corporate relationships. This experience is augmented with over 15 years’ experience in capital markets specifically in fixed income with both Citibank and ABN Ambro. Victoria has demonstrated expertise in building effective client relationships and several industry specializations such as industrial and consumer names.
Kashmera leads the evaluation of opportunities on emerging trends and technologies with a focus on future-looking initiatives, specifically digital commerce, consumer-directed finance (aka open banking), data exchange, blockchain, connected cities, and social commerce.
A regular conference speaker, she has twenty years of experience in product management and leading go-to-market strategies within the payments, financial services, and travel industries.