Governing Success: These Companies Just Made Big Hires. Meet the Newest Leaders on Their Team.

Successful companies recognize the importance of fresh leadership. New leaders from ABN AMRO Clearing and Bounteous discuss their vision for governing success.

Written by Mia Goulart
Published on Apr. 25, 2024
Governing Success: These Companies Just Made Big Hires. Meet the Newest Leaders on Their Team.
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Eight. 

In 1951, the 22nd Amendment took effect, setting the maximum presidential term at eight years — mirroring George Washington’s original presidential tenure. 

While the idea of ‘president for life’ might appeal to some, for most, term limits serve as a welcome check on authority. Great leaders recognize when it’s time to pass the torch, a turnover that not only keeps political rivals in check but also nurtures new leadership and encourages fresh policy ideas.

Interestingly, Gallup’s historical presidential job approval ratings tend to be higher for presidents who serve one term compared to those who serve two. Moreover, Gallup found that the average approval ratings during a president’s first term are generally higher than during their second term. 

In the business world, as companies grow, a new leader with a different perspective can ignite innovation and drive growth in unexpected ways. It’s about more than just holding onto power; it’s about serving the company’s mission. 

ABN AMRO Clearing and Bounteous are embracing this principle, having recently elected two new leaders to the team.

Built In Chicago sat down with Chief Human Resources Officer Jodi Coplan and Vice President of Alliance Development Sabrina Tanguay to learn about their experience taking the reigns and  leading their teams to new heights. 

 

Jodi Coplan
Chief Human Resources Officer • ABN AMRO Clearing USA LLC

 ABN AMRO Clearing USA LLC is a global clearing firm that provides an integrated suite of financial services to professional trading participants in the global financial market.

 

Tell us about yourself. What position are you stepping into? What's your professional background? Why were you recruited to lead this team? 

I am a passionate Human Resources (HR) professional who enjoys creating and supporting a great employee experience. I’ve been in the field for many years, most recently leading HR for a global powerhouse in consulting innovation, design, and transformation. Before that, I was part of the HR team at a technology services company. Having worked in the nonprofit sector, professional services and now fintech. It doesn’t matter the industry, my passion and business is people.

 

“It doesn’t matter the industry, my passion and business is people.”

 

I am Midwest at heart, growing up in Wisconsin, attending college in Indiana (Go Hoosiers!), and landing my first job in Chicago. The role gave me exposure to employment law, which I enjoyed and led me to pursue a career in HR.

My personal and professional experience has led me to the role of Chief Human Resources Officer for ABN AMRO Clearing USA. I am privileged to become the new people leader to this organization where there is a great opportunity to make an impact with our team.

 

Beyond onboarding and getting up to speed on the workings of your new team, what's your first order of business in your new role? 

After a few short weeks with the company, I am already impressed by how much the HR team has accomplished. Many new benefits have been added and processes have become more structured. As I learn the inner workings of the company and more about the culture, I am excited to build additional engagement initiatives such as a peer recognition program and learning and development programs. We have a great management team in place that is open to new ideas and innovation.

 

 

Sabrina Tanguay
Vice President of Alliance Development • Bounteous

 Bounteous co‑innovates with the world’s most ambitious brands to create transformative digital experiences.

 

Tell us about yourself. What position are you stepping into? What's your professional background? Why were you recruited to lead this team? 

Based in the Carolinas, I am honored to have recently joined Bounteous x Accolite as the Vice President of Alliance Development. I lead the strategic development of alliances and partnerships, driving growth and innovation for both our partner community and clients. 

Before my current role, I held leadership positions at Merkle, Accenture and NTT.  With over 25 years of industry experience, I bring a proven track record of driving strategic partnerships and revenue growth in the technology and consulting industries. My expertise lies in developing and executing go-to-market solutions, collaborating with cross-functional teams and driving customer engagement. I am excited to apply these skills to further Bounteous x Accolite's alliance development efforts. We are renowned for delivering innovative digital solutions, and I am eager to leverage our partners to drive even greater value for our clients.  

Outside of work, my family and I are actively involved with veteran community programs,  supporting initiatives such as Toys for Tots and Fishing with Veterans in our county.

 

How would you describe your leadership style, and how do you hope to apply this in your new role?

As a servant leader at Bounteous x Accolite, I am dedicated to upholding our core values,  ensuring we remain client-focused, healthy, accountable, results-driven, growth-obsessed and excellent in all that we do. 

By prioritizing the needs of our clients and team members, I strive to deliver exceptional results and drive sustainable growth. I believe that a healthy work environment built on mutual respect and openness to new ideas is key to fostering innovation and achieving excellence.  

 

“A healthy work environment is key to fostering innovation and achieving excellence.”

 

Through servant leadership, we continue to uphold these values and deliver unparalleled value to our clients, solidifying our position as the preeminent, independent, digital partner to the world's most ambitious brands.

 

 

Responses have been edited for length and clarity. Images provided by Shutterstock and listed companies.

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