Deniz Johnson is the founder and principal at Pera-Partners, a management consulting company specializing in FinTech startup advisory, strategy implementation, FinTech adoption, digital transformation, and product/program management in financial services and software.Previously, Johnson was a managing director at State Street Corporation’s Alternative Investment Solutions (AIS) group. She managed transformational data and digitization initiatives, specifically new product/platform development across the Hedge Fund, Real Estate and Private Equity businesses. Johnson served as senior vice president of Shared Services at Acadian Asset Management, where she played an integral role in defining IT strategy for the firm and was responsible for modernizing IT into astrategic business function while building agile technology teams and collaborative partner networks to support business market leading growth. Prior to joining Acadian in 2005, Johnson held leadership roles at several high-profile organizations including First Marblehead, Pegasystems, and the Mayo Clinic. Johnson obtained her MBA from University of Iowa and has a degree in Management Engineering (Business Administration and Industrial Engineering) from Istanbul Technical University. She is an advisor for Stratyfy, an open AI company and Innovation Nights. PMP certified, she writes and presents on digital transformation and emerging technologies, as well as trends in FinTech.

Categories: Spring 2020