With more than 30 years of experience in senior positions in institutional investments and capital markets, Eliza (Lisa) Zúñiga Ramírez became a member of the board of directors of Peoples Financial Services Corp., the holding company of Peoples Security Bank and Trust. She brings with her a successful and proven experience in value creation. At the time of her retirement in 2020, she was a senior portfolio manager and partner at Segal Bryant and Hamill, an employee-owned fund manager with over $25 billion in assets.
Zúñiga Ramírez, who is also a director of a private equity firm called Denver Investments LLC, as well as the Denver Employees Retirement Plan, is also active in the spheres of non-profit organizations, highlighting his participation in the chapter of the Colorado from the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the Denver Foundation, Vuela for Health, and the Latinas First Foundation, a scholarship and mentorship program that supports Latinas in Colorado.
“I am delighted to join the board of such a strong and well-run bank, and I look forward to bringing a unique outside perspective to drive value for stakeholders. I am impressed with our bank, our leadership and I feel there is an incredible I look forward to bringing my 30 years of investment experience and collaborating with our other impressive and experienced board members,” Zúñiga Ramírez said in a press release. after becoming its eighth member.
For his part, William Aubrey, Chairman of the Board of Peoples Financial Services Corp., noted:
We are delighted to have someone with Lisa’s qualifications and experience join our Board of Directors. His capital market experience analyzing hundreds of small cap companies allows him to bring a long history of value creation to our board. I look forward to working with her to improve shareholder value.
Zúñiga Ramírez, who is currently president of Éxito Consulting, LLC, a company that advises boards of directors, companies and individuals on corporate issues and strategies, ESG and financial matters, also served as manager portfolio manager and partner at Denver Investments LLC, a company acquired by Segal Bryant and Hamill in 2018.
Zúñiga Ramírez holds a BSBA from the University of Colorado at Denver and an MBA from Regis University, also in Denver. She is a 2021 graduate of Boardbound by the Women’s Leadership Foundation, and she is a Certified Financial Analyst and holds the SASB FSA designation.
For her part, Zúñiga Ramírez also has extensive experience in organizations that work to empower women and drive equality and representation in the workplace, as well as professional leadership development. These include the Athena Alliance; Association of Latin American Business Directors; female corporate directors; NACD; and Extraordinary Women on Boards (EWOB).
Peoples Financial Services Corp.. is the parent company of Peoples Security Bank and Trust Company, a community bank serving Allegheny, Bucks, Lackawanna, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Schuylkill, Susquehanna and Wyoming counties in Pennsylvania, Middlesex County in New Jersey, and Broome County in New York through 28 offices. It offers a wide range of financial products and services to individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations and government entities.