Coming Aug. 12th - episode 31 with Jonathan Arst, CEO of Pastri
Lou Anne Alexander is Chief Product Officer at Early Warning. With more than thirty years of industry experience, the last ten in product leadership roles at Early Warning, Lou Anne leads all product-related initiatives at Early Warning, from strategy to execution – focusing on designing and developing products that help customers succeed in a rapidly changing market environment.
Lou Anne led the launch of Zelle®, a digital payments network connecting financial institutions of all sizes, for Early Warning. Today, one in two U.S. adults with a bank account has access to Zelle in their mobile banking appi, making it easy to send fast digital payments to people they know and trust with a bank account in the U.S.
Lou Anne is a frequent contributor on topics such as payments, retail banking, and risk for American Banker, PaymentsSource, The Wall Street Journal, PYMNTS.com, and others. She has presented at industry events including Money20/20, BAI Payments Connect, NACHA Payments and others. Lou Anne was honored to be part of PaymentSource’s “Most Influential Women in Payments” for 2017 and 2019 and was a “Women in Payments” nominee for Most Distinguished Professional in 2019.
Lou Anne joined Early Warning in 2009 and has held several leadership positions while expanding the payments and risk product roadmaps. As a recognized banking industry veteran, she served for more than two decades in executive positions at Wells Fargo, Wachovia, and First Union National Banks.
Lou Anne holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from North Carolina State University and an M.B.A. from Queens University.
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