Raines Hires Vrinda Johnson as Managing Director

Raines International announced today that fintech industry advisor Vrinda Johnson has joined as Managing Director based in Chicago, Illinois. Johnson, previously an Executive Director with Russell Reynolds Associates’ financial services practice, will lead Raines’ FinTech and Business Services practices.

Johnson said, 

“Having an environment with a people first attitude, a culture of coaching, and a commitment to each other's success that together drive value for our clients and markets - that's what gets me going. And that's what I saw at Raines. Raines’ proven search processes and incredible team, combined with its DEI & Unconscious Bias offerings, are game-changers for clients. FinTech and Business Services sectors are undergoing more transformation now than at any point in history, and I’m honored to help clients build the right cultures and leadership teams.”

Johnson has spent more than a decade advising C-suite and board leaders and organizations in the financial services sector as they build and develop their organizations. Prior to Russell Reynolds, Johnson was a director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she specialized in FinTech, InsurTech, and Consumer Financial Services and Technology. She also co-founded and served as Chief Operating Officer for social networking app ChekMarc. Johnson earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Accounting from Trinity University.

“Vrinda’s colleagues describe her as one of the most remarkable people they’ve ever worked with,” said Dan Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Raines. “She embodies the combination of deep sector expertise, influencing skills, and fun-to-work-with execution style that is a trademark of Raines. There is no one better to bring our platform to the fintech, business services, and adjacent sectors.”

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