Colleen Ward is a top Tech Executive in the financial industry anda sought after key note speaker on Black professionals and women in technology. She is currently Vice President of Delivery Shared Services in the Customer Platforms & Enterprise Tech Enablement Group at TD Bank. Her executive career began when she was recruited by HSBC, after which she went on to lead several global technology teams at American Express and later become Chief Technology Officer at JPMorgan Chase before joining TD in 2014.
Since joining the Canadian multinational banking and financial services corporation, she has successfully delivered innovative technology solutions, demonstrating strength and leadership in strategic planning, business architecture and transformational change.
Her accomplishments have fueled her progressive career at TD as Head of Merchant Solutions, Vice President of Canadian Credit Cards Technology Solutions and most recently as Vice President of Delivery Shared Services. In her current role, she leads the end to end delivery of Canadian Banking Technology investments. Canadian born of Jamaican descent, Colleen is passionate about diversity and inclusion in the tech industry and demonstrates her executive leadership and commitment through TD’s Black Employee Network and Women in Technology steering committees, and is a trusted advisor to many organizations including the Black Professionals in Tech Network. Determined to succeed and contribute to her family, she landed her first job at age 7 and later attended the University of Toronto where she studied economics and math. Daughter, sister and mother to a competitive swimmer, Colleen can often be found at the pool in the early morning hours cheering on her teenage son, or participating in wellness activities such as cycling, hiking or yoga in her spare time.