Financial Services

Debunking Myths About Careers in Finance

February 12, 2013
5:00pm EST

Will I be working so many hours that I won’t have time for anything else? Do Financial Services companies care about women’s advancement? Will I be able to satisfy my desire to make a difference if I work in Finance? Aren’t all the jobs related to Finance just number crunchers?

Get the inside view of careers in the world of finance and determine if this career choice is a good fit for you.

Forté company representatives working in a variety of functional areas of finance will discuss their careers and address the myths surrounding work/life balance, doing “good” in business and the glass ceiling.

Companies planning to participate:

  • PNC Financial Services
  • BlackRock
  • Citi
  • Capital One

This webinar is moderated by:

Julie Morton
Associate Dean, Career Services and Corporate Relations
University of Chicago Booth School of Business
MBA 1992, The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth

Panelists include:

Rebecca Heironimus
Senior Director, Bank Digital Experience, Capital One
MBA, Darden Graduate School of Business at Virginia

Rebecca Heironimus is a Senior Director leading the Bank Digital Experience team for Capital One Financial Corporation, a diversified bank with over 50 million customer accounts worldwide and 1,000 branch locations in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Capital One’s subsidiaries offer a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients through a variety of channels.

Ms. Heironimus joined Capital One in 2005. Rebecca leads the Digital Social strategy and Digital Adoption and Experience for Capital One Bank and Capital One 360. Previous roles within Capital One include Director in Card Customer Management and Card Acquisitions.

Before joining Capital One, Rebecca was in Corporate Finance for USAirways. She also has over 5 years of experience in management consultant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Ms. Heironimus graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.S. in Systems Engineering and received her MBA from Darden Business School.

Christine Shambach
Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
MBA 2004, Duke University, The Fuqua School Of Business

Christine Shambach graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science and Masters in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. She holds an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Christine’s current position is VP of Mergers and Acquisitions at PNC where she is responsible for leading the execution of PNC’s acquisition and divestiture transactions as well as other strategic projects. Since joining PNC in 2010, Christine has led several transactions including PNC’s acquisition of RBC Bank (USA) and the subsequent divestiture of its Smartstreet business segment. Previously, Christine was a member of Citi’s Mergers and Acquisitions team within its Global Corporate and Investment Bank and Goldman Sachs’s Relative Value (Merger Arbitrage) Sales and Trading team. She enjoys travel, cooking and running and resides in Pittsburgh with her husband.

Rebecca Kruger
Vice President, Power Group
Citi Corporate & Investment Banking

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