Managing Director and Head of Global Transaction Banking Americas, Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank hired Susan Skerritt just last year to run global transaction banking for the Americas, but her influence at the company is already being felt globally.
When she joined the German banking giant from Bank of New York Mellon, she quickly identified cross-selling as an area where Deutsche could improve and, in turn, strengthen its overall performance. Knowing that the best leads would likely come from inside Deutsche, Skerritt has spent much of her time tearing down the barriers between divisions such as the investment bank and wealth management and developing programs designed to educate staffers about products and services available elsewhere in the company.
Skerritt is also using her considerable leadership skills to help improve the lives of the less fortunate. She serves on the board of the Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation, a charity the company operates to provide support to nonprofit groups dedicated to rebuilding distressed neighborhoods, fighting hunger and improving children's education.