SAN FRANCISCO – August 30, 2021 – Bain & Company announced today that former senior advisor to the firm, Maria Teresa Tejada, has joined its Financial Services practice as an expert partner in its San Francisco office. As a trusted risk advisor to C-Suites around the world, Maria Teresa possesses deep subject matter expertise in identifying, managing and mitigating risks. In her role at Bain, she will advise financial services firms and non-financial corporates on corporate strategy, governance, as well as banking and risk best practices.
“Maria Teresa has provided exceptional expertise, insights and mentorship to both our clients and internal teams at Bain,” said Heidi Deringer, a Bain partner and head of its Americas Financial Services practice. “She is well-respected by Chief Risk Officers globally for her impressive track record and world-class experience. We are confident that the value she has already brought to our clients and firm is only the start of a successful global career at Bain.”
Maria Teresa led global risk and advisory work at Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs and KeyCorp. In these roles, she informed business strategies, re-engineered risk processes and helped deliver strong operating results for the firms. During her long tenure at Goldman Sachs, Maria Teresa advised CEOs and CFOs on M&A and financing transactions, as well as actively engaged in risk dialogues with board directors, investors and regulators.
Over her career, she has earned the confidence of both clients and competitors who value her expert judgment and diplomacy. She brings an international perspective to her counsel, having advised clients across the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. Maria Teresa also provides guidance on the regulatory implications of enabling capabilities and innovation, leveraging experience from years with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Outside of her client work, Maria Teresa has years of board experience at top global organizations, such as Wells Fargo and Goldman Sachs, where she held legal entity board director positions at both institutions. Today, she serves on the board of Pacific Mutual Holding Company and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.
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