Miami, Florida – April 27, 2018: iSoftware4Banks, Inc. (iS4B), a global technology and consultancy firm supporting financial institutions in efficient operations and effective financial reporting and compliance worldwide, is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Rita Gonzalez as President & Global Head of Business Development as well as her Executive Member position on the iS4B’s Board of Directors. The role will focus on strategic planning, business development and consultative integrated solutions advisor. This latest appointment follows the March announcement of Barry Tooker’s executive role within the company.
With over thirty-five years’ experience in building, leading and managing Transactional Banking and Financial Institutions businesses, Ms. Gonzalez is an accomplished Senior Executive and Board Member with demonstrated success across the banking and financial services industries.
Ms. Gonzalez is former Head of Global & Strategic Account Development with FirstData, following an extensive career at HSBC where she had a number of leadership roles including Head of Global Transactional Banking Institutional Sales, America; Sector Head of Financial Institutions; Group’s product development of Trade Solutions; and Negotiation of Strategic Business Alliances and Debt Restructuring. During her career, she has maintained an active industry participation through Advisory Council and Board member of the Bankers Association for Finance and Trade (BAFT), a subsidiary of The American Bankers Association, inclusive of serving as Chair of the Board (2013-2015) and Former Chair (2015-2017).
Mr. Vincent Raniere, CEO and Founder of iS4B, comments: “During Rita’s tenure as BAFT’s Chair of the Board, I had the privilege of working with her on the organization’s strategic growth plan when I was part of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors.” Raniere continues: “Her vision and leadership, working together with the members of the Board, designed a strategy focused on serving its members, as the voice of the industry, objectively identifying top priorities and key initiatives, leading to record-breaking financial and participatory results.”
Ms. Rita Gonzalez, iS4B President & Global Head of Business Development, comments: “I’m really excited to join iSoftware4Banks under the leadership of Vincent Raniere as Founder and CEO, who I highly respect from years of working together in the industry. His experience and track record in the field are legendary.” Gonzalez further notes: “Regulatory requirements are demanding systematic and timely analyses of transactions, relationships and patterns to be up-to-date and aligned to the changes in channels, systems and standards. Firms in the Financial Service Industry are increasingly turning to collaborative arrangements to be able to stay competitive while becoming more efficient and maintaining cost under control. iS4B can be instrumental in creating solutions to help clients meet their objectives.”