Patty McCord

BAI Beacon 2017 Keynote Speaker Patty McCordWorkplace Innovator, Culture and Leadership Consultant, and Former Chief Talent Officer, Netflix

Light-Up Breakfast: Winning in Financial Services by Winning in the Workplace

The financial services industry is experiencing competition, not only for customers, but for talent too. As professionals compare working environments - financial services’ heavily regulated environment, complicated organizational structures and highly commoditized marketplace, are not as appealing as other career options. As such, in many cases, financial institutions pay higher salary premiums to attract talent. In addition, technology and innovation are changing the way banking is conducted, meaning existing talent’s skills may need to be upgraded. But, the converse quandary is also true, new talent does not possess the same skill sets as previously required. So how can financial institutions address this growing issue?

Enter Patty McCord…workplace innovator and former Chief Talent Officer for Netflix, whose unique approach to talent, culture and leadership was one of the driving forces behind the success of Netflix. She spent 14 years at Netflix experimenting with new ways to work. Making the Netflix culture deck become reality for the people who work there. From abolishing performance reviews to challenging the need for policies, Patty believes people come to work as fully formed adults with a desire to make an impact and be proud of what they do and she’s on a mission to spread the word that we can do this differently.

Join Patty and hear her insights on Silicon Valley concepts of fresh ideas and innovation and how they can be applied to rethinking the way you work. She will challenge norms and will invite you to reconsider the idea of “best practices.”

About Patty

Patty McCord served as Chief Talent Officer of Netflix for 14 years and helped create the Netflix Culture Deck. Since it was posted on the web, the Culture Deck has been viewed more than 15 million times, and Sheryl Sandberg has said that it “may be the most important document ever to come out of Silicon Valley.”

Patty participated in the initial public offering with Netflix and before that with Pure Atria Software. She has worked with small start-ups and very large companies. She is a veteran of Sun Microsystems, Borland, and Seagate Technologies. Her background includes staffing, diversity, communications, and international human resources positions.

Currently, Patty coaches and advises a small group of companies and entrepreneurs on culture and leadership. She also speaks to groups and teams around the world.