If it were not for the help of role models throughout her formative years in the industry, Marlene DeLuca, chief marketing officer, Americas funds management at J.P. Morgan Investment Management, says she would not be in the leadership role she has today.
“I have been fortunate to have positive role models, both male and female at all levels and I have been surrounded by numerous strong women throughout my career,” DeLuca says.
After nearly 18 years with J.P. Morgan, DeLuca is now responsible for developing the marketing plan for the firm’s retail distribution business in North and South America, according to the firm.
“Integrating our business intelligence and digital capabilities into our overall business strategy will allow us to better target and serve our client base to achieve our overarching goal of helping our clients build stronger portfolios,” she says.
DeLuca also co-heads a “lean-in circle” with other women at the firm to share ideas and personal experiences “in a safe and open environment.” She also serves as a mentor for many of the junior employees at J.P. Morgan.
Among her leadership efforts is seeing how remote technology can ease some of the demanding hours that come with a career in finance for women with families.
“I encourage mobility, which something I have found beneficial in my career and one of the main reasons that I have been with J.P. Morgan all these years.
“I would like to be remembered most of all for being a strong leader who helped guide and empower the next generation of leaders within our organization.”