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Vrinda Johnson

Managing Director
Chicago

ABOUT VRINDA

Vrinda is a Managing Director with Raines, leading the FinTech and Business Services Practices. A seasoned business leader with experience in both mature organizations as well as startups, Vrinda has a track record in building, scaling, and growing functions and companies. She has a breadth of expertise across the organizational spectrum including strategy, people/talent, operations, and technology and drives strategy with a strong bend towards execution/operationalization. Vrinda has consistently demonstrated the keen ability to convert strategy into operational reality, aligning leadership at the highest levels, processes, and technology to not only fit strategy but also deliver on goals and metrics. Given her unique ability to balance the creative and the tactical, she earned herself the title of a leader who is both the tireless cheerleader and the drill sergeant, someone who easily drums up out-of-the-box ideas but does so with an execution lens that helps efficiently bring ideas to life.

In addition to operations, process, and technology, throughout her career, Vrinda has been deeply passionate about the ‘people’ side of business especially in areas of leadership development, talent strategy, and organizational change. She has worked closely at the C-Suite and Board level as an advisor and strategic partner to leaders helping create, build, and develop their organizations.

INDUSTRY & CONSULTING EXPERIENCE

Vrinda brings a deep expertise in financial services with a specific emphasis in the cross between financial services and technology. She has led and successfully delivered consulting, advisory, and talent strategy engagements in this space and is able to truly connect with the strategic mandates for tech-enabled organizations (early stage, pre-growth, hyper-growth and mature) given her own experience as a start-up founder.

Prior to Raines, she was an Executive Director at Russell Reynolds Associates in its Financial Services practice, and a Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she specialized in FinTech, InsurTech, and Consumer Financial Services and Technology. She also co-founded and served as Chief Operating Officer for social networking app ChekMarc. Johnson is an active member in the SALA Series organization and an advisor to the newly formed nonprofit, Articulate Change.

Practice Areas

FinTech Business Services

Credentials

M.B.A., University of Chicago, Booth School of Business

B.S., Finance and Accounting, Trinity University

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