Shalini Kapur

Women in Leadership Spotlight – Shalini Kapur | Treasury Sales and Service

  1. Brief introduction of you and your role.

I am the Vice President, Treasury Sales and Service Manager. I graduated from Jesus and Mary College, Delhi University with a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and I joined JMB in December of 2019.

In my role as the Treasury Sales and Service Manager, I oversee the operations of the Treasury Services department. JMB is a community bank focused on servicing commercial businesses and I ensure we have the right treasury products to meet their needs. Essentially, Treasury Services is the final piece of a successful commercial client’s banking relationship, bringing together all the lending and deposit services that a community bank offers.

I’m also involved in business development and work closely with lenders and Business Development Officers to help offer treasury services to facilitate a smooth transition for new relationships.

As far as community involvement goes, I sit on the Board of Gabriel Homes, Inc. and the Haymarket Gainesville Business Association as well as serving as the Treasurer of the Manassas chapter of the Optimist Club.

  1. What led you to the banking profession?

I relocated to the US in 2004. I enjoy customer interaction and helping people. Banking was the career that best enabled me to do what I enjoy and be successful at it.

  1. Who is the most influential woman you know?

Indira Gandhi was the first woman Prime Minister of India. She dedicated her life to progress in her country despite the overwhelming problems and challenges she encountered.

  1. What advice do you have for women who want to grow/begin their careers in the finance/banking industry?

Banking is a diverse industry and you can go into a variety of different fields be it finance, retail, or operations. Keep an open mind, challenge yourself and you will find an opportunity that meets your skill sets.

  1. What’s one childhood lesson that you still practice to this day?

I learned early on to treat everyone that I meet as if they’re wearing an invisible sign that says “I’m important.” I strive to make everyone I meet feel important.

  1. What has been your biggest career and/or personal achievement?

In 2018, while working as a branch manager, I was recognized as the top quarterly performer in sales results. I was rewarded with seats three rows behind the batter’s box at a Nationals game.

  1. You get to have dinner with one famous person. Who do you choose and what would you ask them?

Michelle Obama. Her aura is such that she commands respect while being humble and down to earth. I want to ask her how she does that!

  1. How do you support, honor, and celebrate other women in the industry?

Another quote I love is, “Real queens fix each other’s crowns.” When women support each other, incredible things happen! I admire women who have successfully made a name for themselves in banking. I like to read and comment on their articles to support and emulate them.