Sionic Hires HSBC Senior Jenny Tatum to Expand Operations, Financial Crime and Client Lifecycle Management Capability

We’re delighted to announce the arrival of senior operations and client lifecycle management expert Jenny Tatum

Sionic has expanded its senior team of specialist financial services experts with the appointment of Jenny Tatum, previously Managing Director, Client Lifecyle Management for Global Banking and Markets at HSBC.

Jenny joins as a London-based Partner in Sionic’s international Client Lifecycle Management team, led by Sionic Madrid-based Managing Partner Pino Vallejo. She will also work closely with the firm’s specialist Operations team, led by Sionic New York-based Managing Partners John Byrne and Joseph Denci.

Jenny Tatum has more than 20 years’ experience across leading financial institutions in the US, UK, Europe and South America and is regarded in the industry as an inspiring leader of Operations and COO teams. For the last six years, Jenny has focused on financial crime, and client lifecycle management, leading ‘run the bank’, remediation and transformational change programmes to meet regulatory requirements and protect banks and clients from financial crime.

Jenny’s former roles include

  • Managing Director and Global Head of Service Delivery Wholesale Bank at Deutsche Bank
  • Managing Director and Head of FXMM, Derivatives and Prime Operations at RBS
  • Executive Director and Global Head of Equities Prime Brokerage Operations and EMEA head of Equities Operations at UBS (New York and London)
  • Operations Manager (Brazil) and Global Head of Equities Operations Transformation at JPMorgan

Jenny comments

“Throughout my career, what I’ve valued most is leading teams, advising colleagues, and collaborating with other parts of the business to achieve the best possible result.  I’ve known the Sionic team for years and it feels like a very natural fit of both skills and values. I’m therefore very excited to be joining a global team of experts, to work with an impressive global client base at such a challenging time when we can make a real difference for our clients.” 

Pino Vallejo says:

“Few people combine technical skill with real leadership in the way Jenny does.  She has an outstanding track record of delivering tough programmes and projects for some of the biggest banks in the world, while at the same time taking her team, her colleagues and her clients along with her. This is exactly our approach at Sionic and we can’t wait to get started.”

John Byrne adds:

“Jenny is a standout leader in the banking community. Even before Coronavirus, every aspect of banking operations was facing enormous challenges.  Sionic has been tremendously impressed by our clients’ ability and determination to emerge from this crisis stronger. But to do that well takes outstanding skill and experience, which is exactly what Jenny brings. Having her on the Sionic team, particularly with her international background and strong relationships is a huge plus and we welcome her warmly.”

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Pino Vallejo

Managing partner

I have a proven track record in delivering automation across organisations, while maintaining full control and security over processes and alignment with Federal Reserve, SEC and NASD regulations.