Faulkner University News – Business grad serves as senior vice president of London-based company

gd, Justin Bond, Michelle Gaines, Rayla Black, Natasha Kasarjian.

Michelle Gaines, a Faulkner alumnus, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems in 2009 and now serves as Senior Vice President of Northern Trust’s Asset Servicing Product Development Organization in London, England.

Gaines was honored as a 2022 Accomplished Alumnus of Faulkner’s College of Business for her accomplishments and work as Senior Vice President of Northern Trust.

“Michelle is a highly successful Harris College of Business graduate who proves there’s no limit to what a Faulkner business degree can take you,” said Rayla Black, Co-Chair of Harris College of Business.

Northern Trust’s Asset Servicing business unit is a leading provider of asset servicing, investment management, banking and related services to institutional clients worldwide, including but not limited to , corporate and public pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, supranational organizations, investment management companies, foundations, and endowments, healthcare organizations, insurance companies and other financial institutions.

Gaines has over 10 years of experience in various roles supporting the product development lifecycle for large and complex multi-million dollar initiatives. She held various positions in the software development lifecycle at AT&T in Atlanta, Georgia from 2009 to 2018, before moving from telecommunications to financial services.

After graduating from Faulkner in 2009, Gaines earned her MBA concentration in Information Systems from DePaul University in 2016 in her hometown of Chicago, IL. Michelle studied abroad during her MBA program in Berlin, Germany, and Prague, which inspired her to travel abroad and want to live in England. She also holds a Scrum Master and Scaled Agile Framework certification.

Gaines is an experienced Scrum Master and Software Project Manager with a demonstrated track record of working in the Telecom industry and proficient in Requirements Analysis, Agile Methodologies, IT Strategy, Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC ), DevOps and management.

Throughout the year, Michelle also serves as a mentor to students at the University of Greenwich in East London.


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