Casey Santos: Engineering into Finance
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Zoom and in-person at Collins Auditorium
As part of the Raymond B. Jones College of Engineering National E-Week celebration, Casey Santos, head of business process innovation, workflow and automation at Alliance Bernstein, will speak on blending the engineering design process into business strategy, as well as her personal and professional story, ranging from the moon to the matrix.
Santos earned a BS in aeronautics and astronautics from MIT and began her career at the Johnson Space Center’s Mission Control Center at NASA as a propulsion systems engineer supporting multiple space shuttle missions, including the first Shuttle-Mir docking mission and the first Hubble Space Telescope repair mission.
She left NASA to be an IT consultant, implementing technology to serve multiple industries including oil and gas, finance, automotive and electronics. Santos also worked as a strategy consultant in McKinsey’s Business Technology Office in Madrid and New York before transitioning to McKinsey’s private investment office as head of IT.
Santos also has an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a MA in international studies from the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania.
She serves as a board director of the Women’s Forum of New York, and a board member for the YMCA of Greater New York, where she co-chairs the Hispanic Achievers Program. She formerly was a board member of both BritishAmerican Business and the Wall Street Technology Association, and was co-head of the Hedge Fund Technology Group. Santos serves or has served on the advisory boards of Box, Zoom Video Communications, Masergy, Agio and the Financial Technology Forum.