Why does the Finance industry have trouble recruiting and retaining Black talent? How does one stay engaged in a career that has few people who look like you? What are common mistakes non-BIPOCs often do to alienate others?
Hear from three prominent voices in leadership Finance—Ronald Taylor, Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Mizuho, Curtis Johnson, Managing Director at The Carlyle Group, and Zoe Bogan, M&A and Corporate Development at KPMG—on crafting work cultures that attract and retain Black talent in this month’s Fishbowl Q&A.
Curtis Johnson – Managing Director at The Carlyle Group
Curtis Johnson is a Managing Director on the Carlyle Investor Relations team and is based in New York.
Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Johnson was Director of Institutional Business Development at Schroders Investment Management. Before that, he spent seven years at Black Rock, where he was responsible for marketing BlackRock’s platform of long-only and alternative strategies to institutional plan sponsors in the United States.
Mr. Johnson received his MBA from University of Michigan and a BA from University of Rochester. He currently maintains Series 7, 24 and 63 licenses as well as registrations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
Ronald Taylor – Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Mizuho
Ronald Taylor, CPA, brings more than 20 years of experience developing, implementing, and expanding diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Before Mizuho, he served as Diversity Officer for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Prior to that, he served as a diversity consultant to EisnerAmper, the Food Bank for New York City, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He also held diversity leadership roles at Deutsche Bank, Eisner, and KPMG.
Taylor holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management with an Accounting concentration from the University of Massachusetts.
Zoe Bogan – M&A and Corporate Development at KPMG
Zoe Bogan is a member of the Corporate Development (Mergers & Acquisitions) Integration team at KPMG LLP, which is responsible for driving integration improvements for US acquisitions. Zoe also serves on the Leadership Council for KPMG’s Network of Women (KNOW) which works to address and respond to the diversity matters in the corporate setting.