Arcesium’s Laurel Hesch Named to Top 25 Women Leaders in Financial Technology in 2020

The Financial Technology Report has announced its annual list of The Top 25 Women Leaders in Financial Technology, and Arcesium’s Laurel Hesch was recognized amongst the women on the list for 2020.

The women honored come from a broad spectrum of leadership positions and have demonstrated unique successes within their roles and the industry. These women were nominated by colleagues and peers for their noteworthy accomplishments and exemplary leadership styles. Each of the women recognized has demonstrated an expert ability to adapt to changing markets, strengthen company procedures, and pilot new initiatives.

Laurel Hesch joined Arcesium in 2015 as a Senior Vice President and Head of Operations after an 11-year career at the D. E. Shaw Group. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, Hesch helped Arcesium’s nascent growth, focusing on finance, strategic development, and human capital. After two years in this role, she transitioned into a Relationship Management role and today oversees Arcesium’s largest client relationship with D. E. Shaw.

Laurel is a prime example of female leadership. After being promoted to a managerial role early in her tenure at D. E. Shaw, she oversaw efforts in the Management Reporting, Treasury, and Operations space. Laurel has exceeded expectations at Arcesium, overseeing the finance department and D. E. Shaw relationship while also mentoring women inside and outside the firm in an effort to actively develop future female leaders.

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