Jeannie Finkel is chief human resources officer for Cetera Financial Group and a member of the executive management team. She is responsible for leading all aspects of Cetera’s human resources and works closely with leaders throughout the organization to increase engagement among employees, helping them deliver outstanding service and support to financial professionals. With more than twenty-five years of business experience, Jeannie is a seasoned senior team executive with particular expertise in all aspects of talent management, organization design and change management.

Most recently, Jeannie served as chief administrative officer at Cydcor. In this capacity, she developed the strategies and people management practices to drive Cydcor’s future growth. Prior to Cydcor, Jeannie was a partner with a leading global retained search firm, Heidrick & Struggles, active in the financial services and human resources officer practices. Jeannie also served as head of human resources and administration for Trust Company of the West (TCW), a leading asset management firm.

Her previous positions include serving as managing director, talent management systems and strategies for a Fortune 100 organization. Additionally, Jeannie was with Charles Schwab & Co. for nearly twelve years as a senior vice president of human resources and served as chief of staff to Schwab’s CEO and executive committee. Her early career roles were in commission-based sales as a recruiter.

She serves on the national board for INROADS, a national non-profit organization providing leadership development services and internships to increase access, experience and exposure opportunities for high potential students from diverse backgrounds.

Jeannie received her B.A. in comparative literature from Brandeis University and completed the executive program in human resources at the University of Michigan.