Partner, Financial Services, Global Business Services, IBM Canada
Zlata Huddleston is a Partner in Global Business Services of IBM Canada. Based in Toronto, she is a senior member of IBM’s consulting practice for Canadian Financial Services industry.
Prior to joining IBM in 2020, Zlata was Senior Vice President and Head of Financial Institutions Canada Coverage at Wells Fargo Corporate and Investment Banking. During her 30 year banking career, Zlata originated high profile transactions and provided client-centric strategic direction to financial institutions globally and across a wide range of services.
Zlata holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with concentration in Finance from University of Washington in Seattle. She is currently working on MIT Sloan Executive Education Certificate in Technology, Operations and Supply Chain Management and Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) Sustainability and Climate Risk Certification.
In addition to serving on the Board and Executive Committee of DAREarts, Zlata volunteers for several organizations, focusing on issues of youth mentorship and inclusion, including Canadian Association for Urban Financial Professionals.
Zlata was born and raised in Tallinn, Estonia; lived in Seattle and San Francisco, traveled extensively globally, and is currently based in Toronto with her husband and sons. In her spare time, she loves to ski, sail and paint with watercolours. Zlata is on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/zlata-huddleston/.