Tom Brown is Senior Vice President, Financial Services, for the risk solutions business of LexisNexis®. He leads the development of product and market strategy for the financial services vertical, which includes solutions for anti-money laundering (AML), know your customer (KYC), fraud prevention, financial investigations, and first-party collections that are used by leading global banks and financial institutions. He joined LexisNexis in 2004
Brown has more than 20 years of experience in financial services, credit, and scoring. Before joining the organization, Brown was a principal at a New York City-area consulting firm, where he specialized in the development of profit-based analytics and strategies for the nation’s largest credit card issuers. Brown also has served as a Senior Vice President with First Data, where he managed scoring and credit risk products for First Data’s issuing clients. He began his career with First of America Bank Corporation, leading loan administration, loan review, and credit policy functions at both bank and holding company levels.
Brown graduated from Western Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in finance and an MBA with a concentration in financial management. He has also pursued postgraduate study in economics.
Bob Trouteaud/Trouteaud Consulting Group
For the past 25 years, Bob Trouteaud and his team of associates have delivered consulting services and customized training programs for major corporations, small businesses, and nonprofit agencies.
Today they’re helping companies meet the challenges of the changing face of today’s workforce and new economic realities. Their practical experience, sense of humor, and relaxed style provide the ideal consulting and learning environment for individuals and organizations who are serious about their performance success.
Derick Halliman/Lucid Enterprises/Mist H2O
Taube Ponce/Georgia Department of Economic Development
With more than 10 years experience as an exporter, 10 years experience as an international business transactions paralegal, and six years experience with GDEcD, Taube Ponce has a wide variety of experience in the international trade arena to help her understand and work with Georgia companies on the exporting market.
Ms. Ponce’s international trade experience included positions as export manager at Zep Manufacturing, a specialty chemical manufacturer, and as Director of International Operations for Shop’n Chek, a company in the mystery shopping branch of market research.
As part of GDEcD’s International Trade team, Ms. Ponce helps Georgia companies expand and grow by marketing products or services overseas. She works with companies in the metro Atlanta region, as well as with chemical companies throughout the state.
Ms. Ponce was an integral part of the state’s efforts that netted Georgia federal State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Grants for 2012 and 2013 to help small businesses in the state expand their products and services internationally, and is the STEP Program Director in Georgia. Offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the STEP grant is a part of the National Export Initiative, which calls for doubling U.S. exports in five years.
Ms. Ponce holds a Bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Master’s degree from Columbia University.