Our Consultants |
To each challenge our consultants bring the clarity, perspective and know-how gained from years of executive experience.
Our team is comprised of former corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders. Our people have led large product organizations, helmed substantial customer service operations, and steered technology transformations. We have grown companies, redefined product portfolios and boosted profits. We have realigned operations, reshaped customer experiences, merged and acquired.
You will find us adept at digging deep enough to establish long lasting solutions. And nimble enough to immerse at speed, taking you further faster.
Core to our approach is collaborative thinking. We ally with you, executive-to-executive, to bring perspective and strategic thinking to every project. Our goal is to ensure you have the tools to confidently achieve strategic outcomes.
Our leadership team is comprised of proven executives with highly successful careers in the financial services industry. They bring their experience, talent, and expertise to My Corporate Ally and enable our consultants to deliver excellence.
Barbara March, CEO
Barbara March is the CEO of My Corporate Ally. She is a highly sought-after subject matter expert, speaker and thought leadership contributor on topics related to retirement, financial services transformation and bringing strategic vision successfully to fruition.
With over 35 years’ experience in the industry, she has extensive expertise leading global and domestic mutual fund, asset management and insurance companies, as well as global technology outsourcing firms. She has served as a strategic advisor to major financial institutions on growth and scale initiatives as well as acquisitions and mergers to increase profitability and market share.
Prior to My Corporate Ally, Barb built and led TATA Consultancy Services’ US retirement business. She and her team designed next-generation software to support the US retirement market and leveraged the TCS global operating model for delivery.
As CEO of BridgePoint Group, Barb built and ran a global strategic consulting firm which worked with over 50 financial services industry providers and firms that supply products and services to those providers. The firm completed multiple major global transformations resulting in increases in both growth and scale.
Barb served as Executive Vice President for Fidelity Investments Workplace Investing business, as well as Global Executive Operating Officer for Fidelity’s Mutual Fund Transfer Agency. She led a $1B operating organization with 4,400 global full-time employees servicing 14.5M individual customers.
Over the prior 20 years, Barb held executive positions at ING’s Wealth Management Division, Invesco Retirement, Putnam Investments, and T. Rowe Price.
Kim Ryan, Managing Consultant
Kim has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry with Fortune 100 & 500 companies. She is a proven strategic leader with deep expertise leading large-scale, critical initiatives. Kim is recognized for establishing strategic direction, building and leading high-performing cross-functional teams and connecting with stakeholders to drive tactical execution. Her leadership experience spans the full spectrum of corporate initiatives including strategy, annual business planning, offer and product development, client experience and engagement and support models. She has held senior level positions at TIAA, Charles Schwab, and Morgan Stanley.
As a strong advocate for women’s leadership, Kim served as national leader for a Women’s Employee Resource Group covering 3,000 women through 12 local and remote chapters. She developed national programming and events to empower and engage women leaders. Kim was nominated for the 2018 Denver Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Business awards.
Linda McDougald, COO
Linda is a CPA with over 30 years’ experience in the Financial Services industry. She has held leadership positions in numerous projects including the implementation of a captive broker-dealer, clean-up of historical process failures, existing process and control risk evaluation, new process design, and the installation and upgrades of SunGard’s OMNIPayments and OMNICash products. She has consulted with providers to strengthen their internal control environment and transition them to open architecture. She has held senior management positions with BridgePoint Group, Merrill Lynch, Invesco, and Bank of America. Her skills include financial operational controls, risk management, business intelligence, business support, and project management.
Amy Lassen, Director of Talent Acquisition
Amy has over 25 years’ experience with global Fortune 500 companies in the financial services and management consulting industries. As the Director of Talent Acquisition, Amy directs the recruitment strategies of MCA’s programs and recruiting initiatives, and offers consultative support to executive management for their senior-level positions. Prior to joining MCA, Amy held several positions with global specialized staffing and consulting firms, each with increasing responsibility, including her most recent role as Managing Partner where she focused on business development, building strong partnerships with key stakeholders, and recruiting active and passive candidates. Her key areas of expertise include client relationship management, building high-performing teams, and aligning exceptional talent with world-class organizations.