Vanessa is the Director of Marketing at SAM. Prior to SAM, she was an SVP and CFO of Citi Private Bank’s Global Investments business. Vanessa also worked within MUFG’s Corporate & Investment Bank covering the Media, Telecom, & Sports Finance industries for US clients providing credit analysis, acquisition financing, new syndicated bank facilities, and other IB&M products. Earlier in her career, Vanessa held roles at Fisher Investments, J.P. Morgan Private Bank Alternatives, and at Morgan Stanley in the M&A business.

Outside of work, Vanessa has been a member of 100 Women in Finance for 15+ years, and is extremely active within the organization.She has chaired the NY Gala Committee a number of times, as well as participated in the NY Education Committee. Vanessa currently holds a seat on the 100WF Global Council.

She has also been involved with several non-profit organizations throughout her career including Womankind, the YPC of Hedge Funds Care, the Junior Advisory Board of the Cornelia Connelly Center, Junior Achievement, Habitat for Humanity and Girl’s Quest. Currently, she is an active mentor at her alma mater, Fordham, 100WF’s Launch Me program, and through Rock the Street, Wall Street. 

Vanessa had an accelerated graduation with honors and received a B.A. in Finance with concentrations in Economics and Spanish from the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University. Vanessa resides in NYC with her husband and two young children.