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Catherine Tanelli is a senior project manager in Global Transaction Services (GTS) Re-Engineering in Citigroup’s corporate investment bank. In this new role, Cathy works with cross-functional teams on strategic initiatives to improve effectiveness, increase revenue and/or reduce costs.
Catherine Tanelli joined Citi in September 2006 as a Senior Vice President in GTS Client Delivery. As a senior project manager in SFS Client Services, Cathy’s primary focus was on global best practices for an organization with staff in Dublin, Edinburgh, London, Milan, Luxembourg, Columbus, Portland, Tampa and Toronto. In this role, Cathy liaised with cross-functional partners and served as a central point of intra-departmental communication and project management.
Immediately prior to joining Citi, Cathy had an unplanned five-year career break when her partner accepted an overseas work assignment and she became a “trailing spouse”. (This event is what led her partner’s company – International Paper – to offer domestic partner benefits to its global workforce, the first in its sector to do so.) Prior to living overseas, Cathy had a successful 16-year career in financial services, with numerous marketing and management positions with UnumProvident, an executive consulting stint with IBM in their Banking, Finance, Securities and Insurance practice, and finally as a chief-of-staff to a senior executive at MetLife.
Cathy came to Citi via the company’s sponsorship of the Dartmouth Tuck Business School “Back in Business” program. She earned her MBA in the Executive Program at Vanderbilt University Owen School of Business and after studying at Drew University, earned her BA from Southern Methodist University.
Cathy serves as Co-Chair of Citi Pride – New York. She is also active in The Women’s Council at Citi, coordinating Mentors for the Developing Talent Program. Externally, Cathy serves on the National Board of Directors for GLSEN. She and her partner of eleven years, Rochelle Weitzner, live in Westchester County, NY with their 3 ˝ -year-old Maltese, Coco.
Ryan A. Pedlow
Ziff Brothers Investments
Ryan is a managing director at Ziff Brothers Investments, New York. He is currently serving as the Sector Head on a team responsible for investing in financial services companies globally.
From August 1998 to July 2000, he was employed with Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York as a Financial Analyst.
His personal hobbies include baseball/softball, snowboarding, and tennis. Ryan supports major causes such as equal rights for the LGBT community, education, and affordable housing initiatives. Recently, he joined the Board of Directors at GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network.
Ryan was born and raised in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. He now lives in the West Village of New York City with his partner Jonathan Ducrest and their Rhodesian Ridgeback, Dakota. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) Degree from Queens University in Kingston, Canada.
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