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Windy City Summit 2024

us Room 324, Navy Pier Convention Center, Chicago, Illinois, 600 E. Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Calendar icon21st May 24

Treasury Management Association of Chicago (TMAC) is a premier group of financial and treasury professionals from the greater Chicagoland area. TMAC provides monthly educational programs, tools and solutions for success. The Windy City Summit conference is offered each May at Chicago’s Navy Pier and this will be Mike’s 14th year of speaking at the Conference!

Please join Mike Richards and two amazing Senior Treasury Practitioners for our “Treasury Career Corner LIVE” panel session at The Windy Citry Summit –

Featuring guest speakers;

In this LIVE version of our podcast – Mike hosts a fireside relaxed chat-style session where he interviews two amazing Treasury professionals about their treasury careers.

He’ll explore how they achieved their career success, the challenges they faced along the way, how they overcame them, their insights on the future of the treasury profession and they will be offering guidance on how to develop your own Treasury career.


Kerri Howard

Treasurer at Aramark

Kerri Howard is the Treasurer at Aramark who proudly serves the world’s leading educational institutions, Fortune 500 companies, world champion sports teams, prominent healthcare providers, iconic destinations and cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 18 countries around the world with food and facilities management.

Kerri started her career in Treasury as a summer intern and progressively increased her responsibilities over a 30 plus year career; primarily focused on talent development, building new teams, deleveraging and process and cost improvements.  Kerri’s career includes an IPO, leveraged buyouts, private equity and building treasury teams.  Her experience includes senior roles at Republic Services, Univar Solutions, GameStop, Proterra and OSI Group.

Raquel Alvarez Mateos

Treasurer at Kearney

Raquel Alvarez Mateos has been the Treasurer at Kearney since 2022.

She works from Columbus, Ohio leading a team of 4 whose focus is modernization, process standardization, and bank rationalization.

Before Kearney, Raquel gained experience in insurance, manufacturing, and advisory services working in New York, Ireland, and Switzerland

Mike Richards

CEO, The Treasury Recruitment Company

Mike Richards is the CEO & Founder of the Treasury Recruitment Company.
Established in 2002, The Treasury Recruitment Company are the only truly Global Treasury Recruitment firm in the world.

Mike regularly speaks at Treasury Recruitment conferences such as the EuroFinance International Treasurers Conference, the Windy City Summit in Chicago and the AFP USA Treasurers Conferences.

In addition Mike also hosts the very popular weekly podcast Treasury Career Corner where he interviews treasury professionals about their careers.

Date and time

Calendar icon21st May 24


us Room 324, Navy Pier Convention Center, Chicago, Illinois, 600 E. Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

About this event

Every week on the ‘The Treasury Career Corner’ Podcast, Mike Richards, CEO of The Treasury Recruitment Company and a Treasury Recruiter with over 25 years treasury recruitment expertise interviews senior treasury professionals from across the world about their treasury careers.

In each show he talks to treasury professionals about their roles, how they built their careers, where they are now and where they see themselves and the treasury profession going next.

In this LIVE version of the podcast Mike hosts a fireside relaxed chat style session where he interviews two leading Global Treasurers live on stage about how they achieved their career success, the mistakes they made along the way, what you can do to avoid them, and where they see the treasury profession going to next.

In this session, delegates get to hear the career highs and lows for two leading treasury professionals and get real practical advice they can use to enhance their career prospects.

Join us as we discover:

  • Their careers to date, how they discovered treasury and how you got to where they are now?
  • What career goals/plans did they set for themselves?
  • What advice would they give to other treasury professionals?
  • Mistakes they have made along the way and what you can do to avoid them?
  • How important do they consider treasury qualifications to be in relation to their careers?
  • What they see as the major trends / things to look for in treasury as it develops / grows?
  • The new world of blended work; WFH, hybrid & in-office and impact of this

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