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2015 Global Payments Symposium
An Evolutionary Return to Client Focus
July 9 – 10, 2015
101 Barclay Street
New York, NY 10286

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Dorothy Bennett
Head, Global Sanctions Compliance
J.P. Morgan

Ms. Dorothy Bennett is the head of Global Sanctions Compliance at JPMorgan Chase. Ms Bennett came to JPMC in 2011 from the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s OFAC where she served as a Senior Sanctions Advisor within OFAC’s Compliance Group. Before OFAC, she worked in Compliance at both Lehman Brothers and Barclays advising on OFAC compliance issues. Ms Bennett was an associate at Schulte Roth & Zabel advising clients on anti-money laundering and OFAC compliance. Before that, she worked as an attorney at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations.

Kevin Brown
Senior Advisor, Global Payments

Mr. Kevin Brown, Senior Advisor, Global Payments is now undertaking a wider portfolio career deploying his extensive Payment and Fund industry knowledge and board experience in selected advisory and nonexecutive director roles both in the UK and Internationally. Mr. Brown is a career banker with 35 years of experience and has a strong external profile as an industry expert and speaker on Global Transaction Banking, Payments & Treasury/Funds business and regulatory issues.

Rajiv Desai
ACE Software Solutions Inc.

Rajiv is SVP at ACE Software with primary focus on sales, & account management. He has in-depth experience several industries experience that he acquired for last 30 years. He has held several Sr. positions with increasing responsibilities. He has worked with several global corporations and banks in N. America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia. He has broad experience in both Physical and Financial supply chain with primary focus in payments and product management area. He is well versed in various payment messaging formats and technology. Additionally, He blends both technology and pragmatic business experience to address key areas of focus for banks and corporate. He holds a degree in Computer Science and Chemical Engineering.

Patrick DeVilbiss
Manager, Committees and Councils

Mr. Patrick DeVilbiss serves as Manager for Committees and Councils of BAFT where he liaises with both trade and payment committees for the Association and acts as secretariat for the Board of Directors, Executive Committee and North America Council. He initially joined BAFT as a consultant in the 2013 roll-out of the updated BAFT website; he has since served in a number of capacities for the organization, both from an operations and member engagement perspective. Prior to BAFT, he lived in Beijing, where he was a director in education management. He holds an M.A. in Economics and Politics from the University of Edinburgh – his dissertation focused on the Chinese political underpinnings of the RMB peg to the USD.

Nilesh Dusane
Director of Business Development
Ripple Labs

With more than 18 years of financial services and IT experience, Mr. Nilesh Dusane leads business development for the financial institution market at Ripple Labs. Prior to joining Ripple Labs, Mr. Dusane held various leadership roles in strategy at CashEdge/Fiserv over the course of 10 years and built payment products for financial institutions.

Jan Estep
President and Chief Executive Officer
NACHA — The Electronic Payments Association.

Jan Estep is president and chief executive officer of NACHA — The Electronic Payments Association. NACHA oversees the Automated Clearing House (ACH) Network, the backbone for the electronic movement of money and data. As president and CEO, Estep guides NACHA’s daily operations and rulemaking processes, and encourages the development, promotion, and use of electronic payment solutions such as Direct Deposit via ACH and Direct Payment via ACH. Her responsibilities include ensuring that the ACH Network remains a safe, high-quality payments system through enforcement of the fair and equitable NACHA Operating Rules, which govern the Network and guide risk management and create certainty for all participants.

Matthew L. Ekberg
Vice President, International Policy

Mr. Matthew Ekberg serves as the Vice President for International Policy at BAFT. He is responsible for leading the public policy and government advocacy initiatives of the organization globally. He previously served as a Consultant to Blake-Turner and Co. (London). While in London, he advised on international trade, investment, competition and corporate finance matters for numerous multinational corporations. He has also served in the Majority Leader’s Office in the US House of Representatives and with the Office of the US Trade Representative. While at USTR, he assisted in policy coordination for negotiations of the Central American Free Trade Agreement and was responsible for matters relating to World Trade Organization compliance in Europe and Asia.

Cheryl Gurz
Managing Director
BNY Mellon

Ms. Cheryl Gurz is Managing Director and Emerging Technology Segment Manager for BNY Mellon Treasury Services. In this capacity she acts as thought-leader identifying critical payment trends and analyzing their potential impact on the firms’ global payments business. She is responsible for investigating emerging payment technologies and for determining if and how BNY Mellon may leverage them for continued growth within the Treasury Services business. Ms. Gurz joined BNY Mellon in December 2012 and brings over 25 years of payments/cash management experience from diverse roles including, product and market management, finance, payment operations and internal consulting.

Dean Henry
Director, Global Payments Strategy & Product Innovation
Global Transaction Services
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Mr. Dean Henry is director of Global Payments Strategy and Product Innovation in the Global Transaction Services (GTS) group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He is based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Mr. Henry leads the product strategy and innovation team for Global Payments. The team is responsible for generating, evaluating, and driving enterprise-wide strategic payments initiatives. Previously, he was the director of Global Payments Strategy and Business Development where he defined the bank’s commercial payments and commerce strategy. Mr. Henry worked with select corporate clients to address challenges in both emerging and cross-border payments. Additionally, he led strategy and analysis for emerging commerce and payment capabilities in Bank of America’s consumer bank.

Ken Isaacson
Senior Vice President
Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Mr. Ken Isaacson is Senior Vice President in the Wholesale Product Office at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and recently served as the Chair of the Future Payments Team. He has business responsibility for the Fedwire Funds and National Settlement Services on behalf of the Federal Reserve System. As Chair of the Future Payments Team, he led a staff responsible for research and analysis in support of the Federal Reserve Banks’ initiative to improve the payments system in the United States. He has more than 20 years of payments, liquidity and bank supervisory experience at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Ashia Kennon
Global Payment Services, Market Consultant
Wells Fargo

Ms. Ashia Kennon is a Vice President in Wells Fargo’s Global Transaction Banking group. She is the Client Manager Leader within the Global Payment Services Customer Experience team which focuses on Global Financial Institutional payment client onboarding, delivery and training. She has over 17 years’ experience within the Wells Fargo International Group where she began her career at a predecessor bank holding various roles with International Correspondent Banking Operations before moving to the sales group in 2008. She joined the Global Payment Services leading an offshore team focused on management information and quickly took on more responsibility by holding a prominent role as Customer Advocate with the Wachovia / Wells Fargo merger.

Dennis Lormel
President and CEO
DML Associates LLC

Mr. Dennis Lormel retired from the FBI following over 30 years of government service. During his distinguished career, he amassed extensive major case experience. Immediately following the terrorist attacks of September 2001, he formulated, established and directed the FBI’s comprehensive terrorist financing initiative. He developed and implemented a variety of proactive and progressive investigative methodologies. These efforts evolved into the formation of a formal Section within the Counterterrorism Division of the FBI, known as The Terrorist Financing Operations Section. He currently provides consulting services related to terrorist financing, money laundering, financial crimes, suspicious activity and due diligence. He was presented with the 2010 Association of Anti-Money Laundering Specialists Volunteer of the Year Award.

Brad Lustig
Managing Director
Treasury Sales Executive
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Mr. Brad Lustig is Managing Director in Global Transaction Services for Bank of America Merrill Lynch. In this role, he serves as Treasury Sales Executive responsible for leading a team of sales officers that cover the Bank and Global Government sectors in the U.S. and Canada. His team is accountable for the sale of global cash management products, including payments, trade finance, card solutions, and liquidity investment products to financial services’ and government clients. During his 26 years at the bank, he has served as a credit officer covering a variety of corporate and financial services clients. Most recently, he served as Risk Executive in the Americas for the Financial Institutions Group within Global Corporate and Investment Banking.

Michael Mangieri
Senior Vice President
USD Core Technical Sales and Payment Strategy
Global Payment Services
Wells Fargo Bank NA

Mr. Michael Mangieri joined Wells Fargo Bank in the New York office in December 2011 as part of the Commercial Payments Core Technical Sales and Payment Strategy GPS team. He is responsible for new USD Commercial Payment initiatives related to global payments. Prior to Wells Fargo he spent 23 years at Deutsche Bank where he managed USD Investigation, Compensation, Application Security and Client Services. He was also part of Product Management Technical Infrastructure team the last five years at Deutsche Bank. He has also chaired the BAF Payments and Compensation committee in the past and participates in numerous other industry related committees including SWIFT Cash and Treasury Committee.

Denise Matulewski
Vice President
Texas Capital Bank

Ms. Denise Matulewski is Vice President and manager of the Funds Management and Foreign Exchange department at Texas Capital Bank, Dallas, Texas. Denise has over 30 years of experience in the Global Payments arena. She began her career in banking at Mercantile Bank, a commercial Texas based bank in the International department. She remained involved in International payments through several mergers and acquisitions, including managing foreign exchange operations for 16 years. Denise left Bank One in 2004 to manage the Funds Management and Foreign Exchange services at Texas Capital Bank, where she is part of the Global Services team.

Laura Lee Orcutt
SVP, Group Product Manager
Wells Fargo Bank

Ms. Laura Lee Orcutt is a Senior Vice President and Group Product Manager in the Treasury Management group at Wells Fargo Bank. She manages a wide range of treasury management product teams including: ACH, Prepaid Card, Check Deposit Services, Healthcare, and Internal Business Tools. In addition to these specific products, she also manages an Industry Verticals team which specializes in understanding, building, and promoting services specifically designed for the needs of the Higher Education, Government, Energy, Utilities, and Commercial Real Estate industries. She is currently on the NACHA Board of Directors and has been an Accredited ACH Professional, AAP, since 1993 achieving permanent accreditation in 1998.

Bob Pepitone
Vice President: CHIPS Product Management & Strategy
The Clearing House

Mr. Bob Pepitone is the CHIPS Product Manager at The Clearing House responsible for global product management and strategy, budgeting and forecasting, product pricing and profitability, competitive market analysis, product risk management and product improvements for CHIPS. He also administers the CHIPS Business Committee. Prior to joining The Clearing House, he worked at EMC Corporation since 2006. He also has held senior management positions at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ and Deutsche Bank. Mr. Pepitone has a Bachelor of Science degree from Wagner College and more recently working on a Master of Science in Systems Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology.

Stacy Rosenthal
Director, Product Initiatives, SWIFT Americas

Ms. Stacy Rosenthal focuses on SWIFT’s payments strategy and solutions for the corporate, correspondent banking and market infrastructure landscape including product launch and management. She joined SWIFT in 2008 from Bank of America and has been working on key initiatives compliance, reference data, payments automation, regulatory issues and business intelligence. She served as a subject matter expert for treasury technology, integration, electronic payables, and comprehensive receivables. Prior to Bank of America she worked in enterprise financial software for 10 years.

Eileen Rynn
Director Strategic Initiatives Money Transfer
The Bank of Nova Scotia

Ms. Eileen Rynn, C.P.A. has over 25 years experience in financial institutions both in Canada and the United States. She recently joined the New York offices of Bank of Nova Scotia as Director of Strategic Initiatives Payments and Money Transfer. Prior to this recent assignment she has spent close to 10 years for Bank of Nova in Toronto as Director for Money Transfer Operations and initially as Technology Director for the support of Payments. In addition to Bank of Nova Scotia she led payment divisions for major banks in Toronto as well as Chicago and was responsible for overall customer services.

Andrew Schmidt
Principal Executive Advisor, Commercial Banking
CEB Towergroup

Mr. Andy Schmidt is a Principal Executive Advisor in CEB TowerGroup's Commercial Banking & Payments practice. He focuses on trends and developments in the payments back office, including payments hubs, mobile and emerging payments, service-oriented architecture, payments convergence, standards, and anti-money laundering. Mr. Schmidt has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry as both a banker at Fleet and BankBoston (now Bank of America), and a consultant for CEB TowerGroup, Ernst & Young, LLP, and @stake, Inc. (now Symantec).

Isabel Schmidt
Managing Director
Head of Product Management FI Cash Clearing Services
Global Transaction Banking
Deutsche Bank

As head of Cash Clearing Services, Ms. Isabel Schmidt is responsible for developing solutions for Financial Institutions globally with an emphasis on EUR, USD, multi-currency services as well as solutions for emerging World currencies such as Renminbi. She is also a member of Deutsche Bank’s GTB Americas Executive Committee. In her previous roles at Deutsche Bank Ms. Schmidt lead the Wholesale Solutions business for FIs in the Americas and the High-Value Payments Infrastructure group handling product development for the firm's High-Value Payments business globally.

Barry Tooker
Conference Co-chair
Senior Vice President

Mr. Barry Tooker, VP, Product Management for Clear2Pay, is a recognized expert in wholesale banking, who has been involved in operations and systems related projects for global banks and software firms, both as a consultant and line manager for over 40 years. He has managed day to day operations for major money center and super regional banks. He has planned, organized, directed and managed major initiatives for tier 1 and 2 banks and financial services organizations around the world. He is past Chair of BAFT Payments and Compensation Committee and currently a BAFT Board of Directors member.

Casey Wilcox
Sr. Vice President & Head FI Sales, North America

Mr. Casey Wilcox is a Payment Sales, Product and Technology Executive whose quantitative, ROI-driven approach to product, sales and client experience is driven by listening to the voice of the customer and internal team leaders to identify critical product needs and brand attributes that lead to differentiation, efficiency and buying decisions, creating compelling strategies and focused campaigns around them driving the bottom line. He is an Industry leader valued for his ability to develop and manage successful product delivery and innovation, publish compelling payment articles, speaking in the US and abroad on payment related topics with meticulous attention to the changing and evolving payment eco-system globally.

Aaron Wolfson
Lewis Baach

Kenneth T.P. Wong
Director, Global Transaction Banking
TD Securities

Mr. Ken Wong is Head of Product Strategy and Innovation for the Global Transaction Bank at TD Bank that encompasses the Financial Institutions, Cash Management and Trade Finance lines-of-business. He has been in the financial Industry for over 26 years in different business divisions from Consumer Banking to Corporate and Institutional Banking with roles from Front Office Financial Services Sales and Relationship Management to Back Office Operations and Technology. He is a seasoned Treasury, Cash Management and Payments practitioner with extensive experience in the Foreign Exchange integrated Payments and Clearing space. He has extensive international exposure with working assignments in Asia, Europe, Middle East and North America.

Phil Zeidner
Conference Co-chair
Vice President & Sr. Product Manager
BNY Mellon

Mr. Philip Zeidner has worked for BNY Mellon a combined 28 years, the last 12 in the treasury services division. Phil is responsible for business development and new product initiatives, financial performance oversight and client communication of industry issues for International USD Funds Transfer products. Phil has been an active member of the BAFT Payments and Compensation committee since 1988, and has served as the committee’s Chair for the past 5 years.

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