A Fireside Chat with Susan Certoma

Come listen to an informal dialogue with SIM Board members, Susan Certoma and Beverly Lieberman, who will host this program.  We will get candid answers to questions about Susan’s career, key influencers, leadership and management style, and what constitutes a typical day.  She will help us understand what skills and experience helped prepare her to navigate a highly diversified career that spans leadership roles in corporate IT (former CIO of Wachovia Bank, now Wells Fargo Bank) and now President of a fintech company.

For example, how does a systems analyst move her career to CIO and then President?  Did she have a career plan? What obstacles did she overcome? Are there things she would have done differently as she reflects on her career? What was it really like to grow up on Wall Street – are the stories true? What happens when career advancement and value systems are mis-aligned?





We will also learn how Susan manages the demands of an all-consuming career vs. her family and friends. We will talk about how she manages stress and re-energizes herself.  We will also find out her favorite role models and how she envisions her career over the next five years.

Fireside chats have been among our best attended programs.  This will be our fourth in a row and Susan is following a distinguished series that included Jeanette Horan, Sigal Zarmi and Michelle Garvey.

We hope you can join us for an evening of insight, inspiration and fun.  We will leave adequate time for members to ask Susan questions.









Susan Certoma – President, Enterprise Engineering, Inc.

Susan Certoma is an executive leading next-generation businesses and developing innovative technology solutions for the Financial Services industry. In her leadership roles, Susan has been responsible for managing business P&L’s as well as global technology divisions across multiple product areas.

Susan is currently President of Enterprise Engineering, Inc.  (EEI).  She has responsibility for all aspects of the strategic consulting and software businesses including Sales, Development, Client Relationship Management and Strategic Consulting.

Before joining EEI, Susan was President of the Wealth & Markets Division at Broadridge, responsible for Strategy, Technology, Architecture, Sales, Product Development, Business Development, Client Relationships and end-to-end Service Delivery.

Prior to Broadridge, Ms. Certoma was the global Chief Information Officer for the Corporate & Investment Bank at Wachovia. In her role, she created a premier technology organization, which transformed CIB’s technology into an industry-leading platform.

At Goldman Sachs, Susan led Global Sales Technology. She also was responsible for the Strategy and Planning function reporting to the global CIO.

Susan also has held senior leadership positions in Technology & Operations at Merrill Lynch, Lehman Brothers, First Boston and Royal Bank of Canada.

As a leader, she has chaired committees for Women in Technology, Learning & Development, Career Development, Employee Engagement and Talent Management.

Susan is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of St. John’s University with a B.S in Management / Economics and an MBA in Finance. She has also completed Executive Education Programs at Yale University, UNC Chapel Hill and Wharton.

Susan was recognized by Forbes as one of the top 25 Women in Technology. She was also a Gold Book Honoree by Wall Street & Technology and one of the Women Worth Watching by Profiles in Diversity Journal. In addition, her high performing teams have received industry-wide recognition across a broad spectrum of platforms.

Susan has served on multiple Boards including Direct Edge, Mediant Communications, Make-A-Wish Connecticut, Society for Information Management (FWSIM), Enterprise Data Management Council and several Early Stage FinTech firms.


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