NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), announced today that Kathleen Traynor DeRose, 58, clinical associate professor of finance at New York University’s Stern School of Business and the director of the FinTech Initiative at the NYU Stern Fubon Center for Technology, Business, and Innovation, has joined the company’s board of directors. She will serve on the audit committee; the risk, investment and finance committee; and the technology, innovation and operations committee.
With the addition of DeRose to the board, Voya’s eight independent directors are now at gender parity, with four men and four women. Voya’s board has a total of 9 directors, including Chairman and CEO Rodney O. Martin, Jr.
“I am very pleased to welcome Kathleen to the board,” said Martin. “She brings to Voya valuable experience and insights gained from her more than 30 years of accomplishments in asset and wealth management. I’m confident that her track record, knowledge of global financial markets, and accomplishments in the digital transformation of financial processes and platforms will benefit all of our stakeholders – as we advance our growth plans and focus on achieving our vision to be America’s Retirement Company.”
Most recently, DeRose served as managing director and head of business strategy and solutions, investment strategy and research, for Credit Suisse from 2013 to 2015. Prior to that, she had served as global head of investment process since 2010. Before joining Credit Suisse, DeRose was a founding partner and head of portfolio management and research at Hagin Investment Management. She also served as a managing director and head of large capitalization portfolio management at Bessemer Trust and a managing director and portfolio manager at Deutsche Bank. She began her career as an investment analyst at Chase Manhattan Bank.
DeRose received a master’s of science degree from the University of Oxford, an MBA from New York University and a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University. She is a director on the board of London Stock Exchange Group plc and Evolute AG. She also founded the Kathleen Traynor Research Fund at Princeton's Bendheim Center for Finance, which supports women's research in finance.
About Voya Financial®
Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), helps Americans plan, invest and protect their savings — to get ready to retire better. Serving the financial needs of approximately 13.8 million individual and institutional customers in the United States, Voya is a Fortune 500 company that had $8.5 billion in revenue in 2018. The company had $560 billion in total assets under management and administration as of June 30, 2019. With a clear mission to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family, one institution at a time — Voya’s vision is to be America’s Retirement Company®. Certified as a “Great Place to Work” by the Great Place to Work® Institute, Voya is equally committed to conducting business in a way that is socially, environmentally, economically and ethically responsible. Voya has been recognized as one of the 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute; as a member of the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index; and as a “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” on the Disability Equality Index by Disability:IN. For more information, visit voya.com. Follow Voya Financial on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter @Voya.