About our work

OPEN Finance is a volunteer network that combines the expertise of our member firms’ employee resource groups to drive forward LGBT equality and diversity in the financial services sector and beyond. We help to advance workplace policies across the industry; assist firms in collaborating on events, community service and philanthropy; drive positive change in the communities in which our participating firms do business; and provide a networking forum for LGBT finance professionals. We are a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization.

Best Practices

At the heart of what we do, our best practices workshops and benchmarking have helped improve policies and benefits for our participating firms. We help firms anticipate questions on new policies, and offer implementation strategies.

Marketing

We help to celebrate the industry’s successes through our website, newsletter and social media, publicizing industry events and news about what OPEN Finance and our member firms have accomplished. Follow us on social media @openfinancenyc.

Networking

From regular happy hours to non-profit fundraising events and career development, OPEN Finance’s networking opportunities bring together all aspects of the LGBT community to strengthen our representation in financial services.

Community Service

Through cross-firm collaboration, we’re able to create a bigger impact for LGBT related non-profit organizations. Our partnerships with select non-profits allow us to offer our member firms a greater range of opportunities.

Membership

Driving increased participation and awareness across the industry results in more widespread progress and more unity across the LGBT community. We strive to reach the most individual members and firms as possible in the New York area.

Speaker Series

Every year, we host high profile LGBT and ally leaders to speak about their work to promote inclusive environments. Through these events, we hope to inspire, inform and elevate OPEN Finance member firms.

Women+

By hosting targeted events, we help to create a stronger community for, and better visibility of lesbian, bi- and trans* women in the finance industry. Our dedicated team proactively engages with LBT women to understand challenges and create opportunities.

Our ‘network of networks’ has over 40 participating firms from across financial services, and we reach more than 5,000 individuals through our participating firms’ LGBT employee resource groups.

Our leadership team

OPEN Finance's leadership team is comprised of volunteers from across the industry.

Jon Tilli

Co-Chair
Jon Tilli works at Deutsche Bank.

Matthew Toole

Co-Chair
Matt is a Director in the Deals Intelligence team at Thomson Reuters.

Jeff Bai

Treasurer
Jeff is a corporate banker at Société Générale covering US based multinational corporate clients.

Vincent Miron

Secretary
Vincent is the Senior Executive assistant to the CEO and Chief of Staff at OppenheimerFunds, Inc., and the co-founder of the firm’s LGBT business resource group.

Mark Lane

Co-Chair of Marketing
Mark is a Director in corporate communications at Barclays where he is Americas head of employee communications. He also leads Barclays’ LGBT ERG in the Americas, and serves on the board of The Ali Forney Center.

Cory Warsaw

Co-Chair of Marketing
Cory Warsaw is a Premier Marketing Consultant at UBS.

Chao Xiang

Co-Chair of Networking
Chao is a senior consultant in EY’s Advisory – Financial Service Office, advising global institutional clients on financial risk management and technology transformation.

Chester White

Co-Chair of Networking
Chester is a Vice President & Director in the Professional Services Group at Aon Risk Solutions.

Ashley Oerth

Co-Chair of Best Practices
Ashley is an Investment Strategy Analyst at OppenheimerFunds, Inc. She is also a member of the steering committee for her firm’s LGBTQ+ employee network.

George Miranda

Co-Chair of Best Practices
George is an executive in the Chief Operating Office at JPMorgan Chase, where he leads strategy and change management initiatives across the organization. George also serves on his firm’s PRIDE leadership team, and on several academic alumni association committees that advance LGBT causes.

Steven Cho

Co-Chair of Speaker Series
Steven is a Senior Associate covering the Americas region in the Infrastructure & Energy Finance Group at HSBC. He also leads the firm’s LGBT employee resource group as the Co-Head of the HSBC Pride Network.

Nedra Collins

Co-Chair of Speaker Series

Matt Amodio

Co-Chair of Membership
Matt is a Delivery Leadership Consultant at Slalom focusing on project management. He is also the Co-Chair of Slalom’s ERG.

Jared Spencer

Co-Chair of Membership
Jared is a Vice President in Corporate Communications at Barclays, where he advises Investment Bank front office leaders on employee communications and engagement.

Antonio Centeno

Co-Chair of Community Service

Adrian Harrison

Co-Chair of Community Service
Adrian Harrison is a Vice President in the US Regulatory Liaison Office at HSBC, where he manages the bank’s relationships with its numerous supervising regulatory agencies.

Carolina Silva

Co-Chair of OPEN Finance Women+
Carolina runs an LGBTQ wealth management practice at Merrill Lynch. She’s on the Alliances Committee for the NYC chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners; and on the alumni board at Wagner College where she plans and hosts alumni events in NYC, and is launching an LGBT alumni initiative.

Jordan Silverman

Co-Chair of OPEN Finance Women+
Jordan Silverman works in interest rate, FX and commodity derivative structuring at RBC Capital Markets. She runs recruitment for RBC PRIDE, and mentors students through SEO Scholar. Jordan has been an O4U director, is a Wharton Alliance alum, and is a Partner at the Public Theater.

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