Keynote Speaker at Money20/20 2016
Moderator at Money20/20 2015
As Group President, Payments, Ms. Alexander spearheads the company’s efforts to extend its product line into broader market segments. Under her leadership, the Market Development team has enriched its understanding of the fraud and risk challenges that face the financial services industry as well as other industries. As a result, Early Warning has broadened its product roadmap to leverage Early Warning’s existing capabilities to meet new challenges.
Ms. Alexander joined Early Warning in May of 2009, after working 25 years at Wells Fargo (including service with Wachovia and First Union National Bank, both which merged into Wells Fargo). During this time she occupied a number of key executive positions against the backdrop of a series of mergers and acquisitions that resulted in a regional bank growing into one of the nation’s top three banks. Prior to joining Early Warning, she was the Senior Vice President and Business Line Manager for the Wachovia Connection, an online treasury services product line. Her responsibilities included managing an annual product development budget of more than $14M and producing more than $147M in direct information reporting-fee revenue with a 54 percent margin. As the owner of the treasury services product portal, her team built products and services to facilitate an additional $150M in annual revenues for business lines that included ACH, wires, lockbox, account reconciliation, foreign exchange and other cash management products. Under Lou Anne’s leadership, The Wachovia Connection platform grew to service more than 80,000 companies with 180,000 end users in the large corporate, middle market and business banking segments.
While with Wachovia, she also oversaw a team of executives from Wells Fargo, Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase that developed the business case that supported the formation of Early Warning Services. Lou Anne occupied the Wachovia Management Committee seat at Early Warning for several years prior to joining the company. Prior to this, she occupied a variety of leadership positions in systems design and advanced technology. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from North Carolina State University graduating Cum Laude and her Executive M.B.A. from Queens University, in Charlotte, NC.