With more than two decades of experience, Carla Reyes Marco began her career in the banking industry working with Banamex and Citibank in Mexico, where she was involved in foreign exchange and treasury work. In 2003, she joined Servicios de Integración Financiera (SIF) ICAP as a broker and was chosen to set up SIF ICAP offices in Chile and Colombia. She joined her current company, Tradition, the interdealer brokering arm of Compagnie Financière Tradition, in 2004, and today serves as a non-deliverable forward broker, one of only five women brokers at the company. In 2013, Ms. Reyes came to the United States to work for the U.S. division of Tradition.
Proud to have excelled as a Mexican woman in the very male-dominated finance and brokering industry, Ms. Reyes gives the credit for much of her success to her family, who inspired her to enter the field. Her day-to-day duties involve overseeing a team of eight people, closing deals, building client relationships, and liaising with her colleagues about brokering strategies. As she looks toward the future, Ms. Reyes intends to continue to rise through the ranks at Tradition, ultimately achieving a top executive position that will involve managing the entire Latin American division, including Mexico and Brazil. She also aspires to continue mentoring the upcoming generations of industry professionals.
Learning throughout her career, Ms. Reyes notably achieved a bachelor’s degree in international relations with a sub-specialization in finance at the Mexico Autonomous Institute of Technology in 2013. Outside of her primary career responsibilities, she has contributed her time and effort to Save the Children, a leading humanitarian organization. She has sponsored multiple children from Mexico, including one girl whom Ms. Reyes supported until she aged out of the program at 18. When she isn’t working, Ms. Reyes enjoys supporting nonprofit groups, appreciating culture, and going to museums.