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Global Leaders in Finance - Interview Series

CFI interview series feature valuable insights, stories and tips from global leaders in the finance industry. Read the interviews to get practical advice and the motivation you need to realize your full potential and advance your career!

Susan Vuong

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Compliance Officer, Bay City Capital

I always tell people that you have to like what you’re doing and like the people you work with.

As the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) of Bay City Capital (BCC), Susan Vuong manages the financial and tax reporting of the firm and ensures that the firm complies with all regulatory requirements. Among a wide range of responsibilities, her multifaceted role includes implementing and monitoring compliance programs and coordinating annual compliance training for all the staff and Managing Directors.


Shez Bandukwala

Managing Director, KPMG Corporate Finance

Commit yourself to trying to find a job in investment banking and focus all your recruiting efforts. It will show through to those hiring and you will learn a lot, even from rejection.

Shez is a managing director in the investment banking practice. He focuses primarily on M&A for middle market companies in the industrial sectors and is responsible for business origination as well as running the execution team for transactions.


Mario Hernandez

Director of Operations, Gemmer Asset Management LLC

Students and job seekers should be willing to learn as much as they can and know that the more they learn, the better their prospects can be.

Mario Hernandez runs the operations and compliance for a third-party investment management firm with assets under management of over $1 billion. He manages an operations team of 4 people who provide the back office support for over 50 financial advisors they work with. In addition, he serves as the in-house HR specialist and IT consultant. Finally, he leads the wealth management team that serves their in-house clients and provides the client relationship and financial planning for these clients.

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