TITLES HELD: Senior Vice President of Finance, Senior Director
EXPERTISE & STRENGTHS:
Financial Services | Technology | Leadership | Risk Mitigation
DEGREES & CERTIFICATIONS
MBA, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, NC
Sylvia Yarbough has over 30 years of experience in various leadership roles within the financial service industry. She combines astute strategic, finance, technology, and leadership skills with expert performance in directing project teams, mitigating risks, and significantly improving operational efficiencies.
Sylvia’s accomplishments include revamping the compliance program leading to improved regulatory ratings; managing the development and implementation of financial systems, tools, and processes that resulted in improved financial transparency for executive management and the board of directors; driving process optimizations efforts resulting in streamlined operations with greater efficiencies and cost savings while improving the work product. Sylvia is a strong communicator with extensive experience engaging with various management levels, Board of Directors, and Regulatory Agencies.
Sylvia holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Meredith College, Raleigh, NC, and a Bachelor’s Degree from Barton College, Wilson, NC. She is a prior member of the American Bankers Association, Institute of Management Accountants, and the Risk Management Association.
Sylvia believes in giving back to the community by assisting individuals and small business owners, in underserved communities, with financial counseling on various topics to include budgeting, general banking, accessing mortgages and other credit products, developing business plans, streamlining operations, and investing. Sylvia is a strong believer that helping minorities strengthen their financial literacy “muscles” will open the doors to greater financial independence.
Sylvia and her husband currently reside in the greater Charlotte area of North Carolina and enjoys spending quality time with her family.
" ...Sylvia is a professional who deeply understands strategy and how to balance it with key business objectives and budgets, prioritizing and adapting accordingly. To those considering working with Sylvia, I can’t say enough good things about her – she is the very best within her field. "
" ... extremely effective at all levels and venues, from the board room, management committee, regulators or with business owners, to cross-functional governance, 3rd party negotiations, and technology or data integration, as well as 1x1 interactions as a manager, mentor or advisor. Sylvia makes any team, project, department, or organization more strategic, more effective, and ultimately more successful "
~Scott Essex, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, KPMG, US
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