Provider of financial services and products Virtu Financial Inc (NASDAQ:VIRT) appoints Mary Mooney and Raya White to Virtu’s senior management team, in the newly created roles of Co-Chief People Officers.
In their new roles, Ms. Mooney and Ms. White will develop and enhance Virtu’s people-first culture through employee development, mentorship, diversity and inclusion, and leadership programs, to help employees identify and cultivate their unique skills and optimize their impact to drive Virtu’s continued success.
“As our new co-Chief People Officers, Mary and Raya will combine their expertise and experience to oversee the implementation of Virtu’s strategy to attract and retain top talent globally,” said Virtu CEO, Douglas A. Cifu. “Virtu is a company founded on values that all employees can be proud of and Mary and Raya will help ensure that our culture of inclusivity and merit is reflected in everything we do.”
Ms. Mooney has performed various roles within the company that range from Operations to Business Development to Human Resources. As Global Head of Recruiting, Ms. White has played an instrumental role in helping match Virtu teams with top candidates and also creating meaningful internship programs.
Prior to joining the firm in 2013, Ms Mooney was vice president at Goldman Sachs in their Securities Division and focused on electronic trading. She earned an MBA from Columbia Business School in 2011 and a BSBA in Accounting from Bucknell University in 2005. She currently sits on the board of the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation.
Raya White joined Virtu in 2016, bringing extensive experience from the technology sector, including most recently at Apple (seven years) where she helped launch and develop marketing strategies for iTunes before moving into recruitment software startup. She earned her BS in Corporate Communications from the University of Texas at Austin.