WINGS for Growth presents "Showing up as a leader" with Deborah Waters. Debbie Waters is the Global Head of Private Bank Operations and Technology at Citigroup. Also, Debbie leads the Commercial Bank Technology and Institutional Clients Group (ICG). Debbie has a passion for Diversity and leads Diversity for her division.
We talk about some crucial topics with Deborah, such as transitioning from managing yourself to managing large teams, balancing work life being as a first-time mother, establishing executive presence and promoting inclusion at the workplace, having tough conversations and resilience through a crisis. She says: “resiliency is not just for leaders. Resiliency is for anybody and everybody. And if you can be resilient and you can adjust with those changes, then you will be successful.
Deborah Waters is the Global Head of Private Bank Operations and Technology provides solutions for Citi’s Private Bank franchise helping enable them to offer highly sophisticated institutional-level solutions along with traditional private banking offerings. Also, Debbie leads the Commercial Bank Technology and Institutional Clients Group (ICG) Cross Product Technology which creates Tech Utilities that can be leveraged across ICG such as Portal, Sales and Research. Debbie has a passion for Diversity and leads ICG O&T Diversity.
Debbie has been with Citi for over 25 years. Prior to her current role, she led Client Centric and Equities Technology (CCET), supporting the following ICG businesses: Equities, Research, Citi Velocity, and Markets Sales. Debbie also held various roles in the Markets Technology organization, including the Global Technology Head for Investment Bank, Markets and TTS Sales, and ICG Client Analytics, as well as Municipals and Global Securitized Markets.
She has also served as the COO for Markets Technology during her tenure. Prior to moving into Markets Technology, Debbie managed Markets and Operational Risk Technology for the organization where she started as a developer for risk. Before joining Citi, Debbie spent five years in the aerospace industry working for GE and Martin Lockheed.
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