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Trading Risk Management for Treasury with Dennis Morais


About this episode

It’s always interesting to hear how treasury leaders entered the industry. Some had their sights set on treasury from a young age and others take long and winding paths to get there.

Today’s guest on The Treasury Career Corner has been involved in treasury since the start of his career but his roles have changed significantly over the years.

Dennis Morais, Global Treasury Director at GameStop, joins episode 256 to take us through his journey into treasury, circumventing bumps in the road throughout his career and what his role entails at GameStop.

Plus, he provides a helpful piece of advice for treasurers.

Dennis’ career began in risk management when he began as Treasury Risk Analyst at Whirlpool in 2001. He filled many roles at Whirlpool, such as Global Risk Manager and Finance Manager at Whirlpool Corporation before concluding his time there as Treasury Manager in 2013.

He then made the move to the States, joining CIT as Vice President of Treasury and later ProSight Specialty Insurance as Treasury Director.

Dennis was Director of Treasury at The Children’s Place from 2019 until 2021 when he joined GameStop in his current role as Global Treasury Director.

He earned MBAs at Universidade Paulista and Fundação Getulio Vargas in his native Brazil.

Dennis is a Certified Treasury Professional with extensive knowledge of the treasury, risk management and finance function with diverse international market experience in retail, manufacturing, financial services and private, founder-led corporations. He is a strong leader with an active role in developing and implementing cash management, debt and liquidity strategies, insurance and financial risk management strategies.

On the podcast we discussed…

  • His routes into the industry
  • His education background
  • Moving from Brazil to the States
  • Technology in treasury
  • How Dennis overhauled a full treasury function
  • Why community is important in treasury

You can connect with Dennis Morais on LinkedIn.

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