Good Things Happen Season 2Podcast26 Apr 2022

Good Things Happen Episode 2: Future of Work

Is remote working here to stay? Is it possible to build a strong team culture over Zoom? And how do the best companies adapt when those key players leave for other opportunities? As companies like Citi work to build a future-proof company, how they approach this evolving work environment will play a vital part in their success.

On this episode of “Good Things Happen,” we welcome Naz Vahid, Global Head of Citi Global Wealth at Work, and Scott Stimpfel, Global HR Head for Citi ICG Business Solutions Group.

Naz and Scott bring decades of experience with the core of this subject: the people. In this discussion, we leave no work-related stone unturned, covering the importance of a well-rounded and diverse team, the role of technology in mentoring top talent and the inevitable turnover that all organizations must adjust for.


The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Citigroup Inc. or its affiliates. All opinions are subject to change without notice. Neither the information provided nor any opinion expressed constitutes a solicitation for the purchase or sale of any security. The expressions of opinion are not intended to be a forecast of future events or a guarantee of future results.   

Scott Stimpfel is the Global Head of Human Resources for Citi’s ICG Business Solutions Group, which encompasses ICG Risk & Controls, Client Analytics, Business Development, and Chairpersons. Previously, he was the Global Head of Learning & Development for Citi’s Banking, Capital Markets, and Advisory. Prior to joining Citi, Scott held Assistant Dean and Associate Dean appointments at New York University. He began his career in investment banking and was a Vice President at Lehman Brothers in New York. Scott is committed to identifying and advancing leadership best practices that emerge at the intersection of ethics, D&I, and the future of work. He is an Executive in Residence at the USC Race and Equity Center. Scott is a member of the Education and Industry Forum on Financial Services Culture, a cross-disciplinary group, that develops and shares best practices for fostering an ethical culture in the financial services industry. He has taught at NYU Stern’s Business & Society Program where his courses explored the intersection of ethics, professional responsibility, and leadership. Scott’s social impact efforts focus on organizations that engage low-income students to achieve their academic and professional dreams. He sits on the Kingsborough Community College Foundation Board. For his work with community college students, Scott received the Manhattan Institute's Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Scott attended Pasadena City College and graduated from the University of Southern California, summa cum laude, with a B.S. in Business Administration. He earned an M.B.A. with a dual specialization in Corporate Finance and Entrepreneurship & Innovation from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Scott holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education.
Naz Vahid is a Managing Director and Head of Citi Global Wealth at Work. In this role, Naz and her team provide tailored financial solutions to working professionals within the legal, asset management and professional services industries. Prior to this, Naz served as the Head of the Law Firm Group for Citi Private Bank. In this role she was responsible for the 14 offices in the United States and UK that serve Law Firms, their Partners and Associates. The group has around 200 professionals that provide a range of financial services to more than 40,000 attorneys across approximately 650 law firms. Naz also served as the Head of the Citi Private Bank Diversity Program, working with the committee and ICG Diversity to increase awareness across many areas and was responsible for setting up Citi Private Bank’s Mentorship Program. Prior to leading the Law Firm Group, she was the Global Market Manager for the East Coast and London responsible for six Law Firm Group offices. Before this, she was a Senior Private Banker for more than 15 years, handling some of the largest client relationships in the Private Bank. Naz is formally credit trained, and prior to her role as a Private Banker, worked as a Private Bank Credit Officer and also as an analyst. Naz holds a graduate degree in International Relations and Finance from Columbia University School of International Affairs and undergraduate degrees in Economics and Sociology from Hobart and Williams Smith Colleges. Outside of her responsibilities at Citi, she is the member of board of Hobart & William Smith Colleges as well as the Tahirih Justice Center. She also sponsors scholarships both at Lynbrook High School and Hobart and William Smith Colleges for first generation immigrant students pursuing higher education in the United States. In her free time, Naz enjoys reading and painting.


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