Bank of America Mortgage, Equity, and Insurance Services
Barbara Desoer is chief technology and operations officer for Bank of America, where she leads strategy development and execution for Bank of America's technology platforms and operations capabilities. Desoer also leads the continued development and implementation of the company's increasingly important payments strategy.
In 2006 and 2007, US Banker named Desoer one of the "25 Most Powerful Women in Banking." Desoer's broad mandate — one that covers technology connecting Bank of America with its approximately 53 million consumer households, as well ensuring that critical operations function reliably and efficiently to the satisfaction of the bank's customers — requires strong technical, analytical, and strategic skills. Desoer says she was drawn to Haas because the school provided her with a comprehensive education in these core areas.
She says her time at Haas has helped her throughout her career by giving her both an analytical foundation and early leadership experience. "The MBA program provided me with a foundation of technical skills which I have applied in various roles throughout my career," she says. "Team projects in the program helped me understand group dynamics such as leadership, compromise, and how to more effectively work as a team."