Leading Edge with Geoff Bertram and Cecile Baker | WebinarThursday, October 15th 2020
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
WCM Leading Edge with Geoff Bertram and Cecile Baker
Join us for an engaging discussion with Geoff Bertram and Cecile Baker from TD Securities, moderated by Lauren Miele, Director, Marketing, Customer Strategy, and Digital Sales, to learn their key takeaways on building a rewarding and successful career in finance.
About WCM's Leading Edge Sessions
WCM's Leading Edge Sessions offer finance professionals and members direct access to some of the industry's most influential thought leaders. Participants will learn prevalent industry trends, market outlooks and insights into future careers in finance, as well as a glimpse into the speakers personal career journey. These events are targeted to junior and mid-level professional men and women.
*TD Securities employees can access a complimentary ticket by emailing: [email protected]
Geoff is a Managing Director at TD Securities (TDS) and Head of the Financial Institutions Group within Corporate & Investment Banking - a team focused on providing merger, acquisition and financing advice for TD’s financial institutions clients.
Geoff has over 20 years of experience in the North American capital markets. Prior to joining the Financial Institutions Group, Geoff worked for 12 years in TDS’ Equity Capital Markets group advising corporate clients on initial public offerings, follow-on offerings and equity-linked securities.
He joined TDS in May of 2006 after spending six years working in both the Investment Banking and Equity Capital Markets groups in the Toronto and New York offices of a global investment bank.
Geoff is a member of TDS’ Inclusion and Diversity Leadership Council, co-heads the firm’s Women in Leadership (WIL) initiative, and is TDS’ representative on the TD Bank Enterprise WIL Committee. He also recently served as co-chair of the TDS Underwriting Hope Campaign and Auction, an employee-driven event that has raised over $20 million for children’s charities since its inception in 1997. Previously, Geoff co-headed recruiting for TDS’ Investment Banking group and has served as a Senior Ambassador on the TDS United Way Campaign.
Cecile Baker is a Managing Director and Head of Communications, Media & Technology (CM&T) Leveraged Finance. Her team facilitates a wide range of debt transactions for corporate and sponsor clients in the Communications, Media & Technology sector. Previously, she was a Director in the Media & Communications Group, focusing on media, communications and business services clients.
Cecile has held a number of increasingly senior roles over her more than two decades in the industry, and her experience includes numerous significant institutional debt, bank, high yield, investment grade and private placement debt transactions. During her career, she has structured and executed leveraged transactions, such as leveraged buy-outs, acquisition financings, recapitalizations, refinancings and rescue financings for sponsor-owned and corporate clients; as well as originated and executed a variety of transactions and led cross-functional teams.
Cecile has dual degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, earning both a BS in Economics from the Wharton School and a BA in Economics with a minor in Mathematics from the College of Arts and Sciences. She also earned an MBA with High Honors from the University of Chicago.
Cecile is a member of TD Securities’ Inclusion & Diversity Leadership Council and is Co-Chair of its Women in Leadership Committee. Previously, she chaired the TD Securities USA Women in Leadership Committee and Recruiting Subcommittee. In recognition of her commitment to inclusion and diversity, she was named a 2016 Champion of Change by Women in Capital Markets. She recently became a member of the Investment Banking Innovation Advisory Council, and she also represents TD Securities on the ARRC's Syndicated Loan committee. On a personal note, Cecile has three children and enjoys running, biking and has more recently taken up indoor rowing.
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