Our Advisory Board brings together prominent female trailblazers in the American payments and fintech industry. This talented group of women provides guidance and input to the Women in Payments USA Symposium program and ensures the experience includes best-in-class keynote speakers, panelists and break-out session leaders.
Director of Industry Strategy & Trade Development
Global Head of Payments & PMI Go To Market,Business Development
Kalyani is the Global Head of Payments & PMI Go To Market in Business Development at SWIFT. Her team of payment and payment market infrastructure experts execute the SWIFT Strategy through data driven prioritization, standardized programmes and global expertise. She is responsible for supporting global business product programmes including gpi, ISO20022, transaction management, SWIFT GO and Instant payments.
Senior Vice President, Head of Payments
Sarah is Group Senior Vice President and Head of Payments and International for PNC Financial Services. Mrs. Billings has responsibility for Product Management, Operations, and Transformation of these enterprise functions. In her role, she leads a multi-disciplinary team committed to delivering innovative, market-leading solutions and transforming PNC’s core platforms.
Managing Director, Global Head of Large Corporate Servicing, Merchant Services
Rob is responsible for the Relationship and Operational performance of the global Account Management and Issue Management teams in support of Merchant Services Clients, Bank Segments and Relationship Management partners. This includes a focus on the CIB, CCBSI, MMBSI, PayFac, and Payments 1st segments with special support of the Energy, Financial Institutions, Full Liability Submitter, Grocery, Healthcare, Media & Entertainment.
Managing Director and Partner
Boston Consulting Group
Nicole is a Managing Director and Partner with the Boston Consulting Group, based in New York. She is a core member of the Financial Institutions practice, with a focus on Corporate and Commercial Banking. She works actively in the Wholesale Payments space, supporting banks on their payments strategy, pricing, and other strategic initiatives.
President & CEO
Managing Director - Global Commercial Card Business Head Treasury & Trade Solutions
Gonca is a Managing Director within Citi’s Treasury and Trade Solutions at Citi based in New York. She is a member of the Treasury and Trade Solutions Executive Committee as the Global Head of Commercial Cards. In this role, Gonca leads a global organization that spans product management, market management, sales and account management for clients across the corporate, financial institution and public sector client verticals.
Chief of Staff, Head of Employee Experience
Kim is currently Chief of Staff and Head of Employee Experience at Elavon, where she is responsible for directing key operational activities and strategic initiatives. She also leads a team focused on improving engagement and designing a positive employee experience for the global Elavon workforce across the U.S., Canada and Europe.
Senior Vice President
Wells Fargo Card and Merchant Services
Sarah Phelps is a 25 year veteran of the payments industry and a Senior Vice President of Wells Fargo. In her current role, Sarah leads the Cards and Agile Transformation function, responsible for the Cards investment and delivery plan for new products, services and experiences to uplift and grow the consumer and business cards portfolios.
Executive Vice President, US Financial Institutions
Bunita Sawhney is executive vice president, U.S. Financial Institutions, leading the company’s relationships with largest institutions such as Bank of America, Capital One, Wells Fargo, and US Bank as well as the community institutions and credit unions nationwide. In this role, she is responsible for continuing to grow the consumer, small business and commercial business through strong partnerships, innovation and thought partnership for today’s most relevant topics.
MARY ANNE TATE
Chief of Staff and Head of Merchant Customer Experience
MARY ANNE TATE
Vice President, Product Management, Enterprise Payments Platform
Rossana Thomas leads the Product Management organization for Enterprise Payments Platform at Fiserv, and has over 30 years of strategy, product development and executive leadership experience within the Financial Services industry. Rossana is an Accredited ACH Professional (AAP), an established payments industry leader and a member of multiple industry initiatives including NACHA.
Senior Vice President, Sales and Relationship Management
The Clearing House
Elena is Senior Vice President of Sales and Relationship Management at The Clearing House. Elena is currently responsible for overseeing the customer relationship, sales and marketing teams to manage and expand its client base across The Clearing House’s core payments products. Elena also serves on multiple industry councils such as the P20 Board, the Women in Payments Advisory Board as well as the Girls on the Run Central Ohio Board.