Melissa Murphy

Senior Manager, Head of U.S. Regulatory Technology Scotiabank

Melissa is an experience Senior Leader with a demonstrated history in the banking industry. Upon graduating from Steven’s Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s of Science in Quantitative Finance, Melissa has spent the majority of her career in the Regulatory space. Overseeing the U.S. Regulatory Technology at Scotiabank, the group is responsible for overseeing implementations, responses and regulatory compliance for U.S. Technology to all U.S. Regulators for Scotiabank.

As a women of Irish and Middle Eastern decent, Melissa has always had a passion diversity and the pursuit of justice. Upon beginning her studies, began to experience the impact of the lack of diversity and unconscious bias. Although felt, the magnitude of the problem was not truly understood until she began her career in banking. As a young, female Senior Leader in FinTech, Melissa has been able to dissect several banking and consulting organizations to discern that the problem is not diversity, but culture.

A fervent advocate for change, Melissa’s mission is to correctly balance the incentive structure of our industry and leaders to create an organic culture of inclusion where each person has the fair opportunity to thrive.

Whether in the Regulatory or the D & I space, she constantly pushes the envelope of her fellow leaders and executives to evolve. Melissa is a seasoned speaker on these topics, most recently delivering a keynote presentation and round table discussion on the bottom line impact of successful gender diversification. Melissa is a board member for the Center for Financial Professionals and several privately owned businesses; her passion for organizational change is a step away from being the trend.

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