Kristin Molinaroli: The Rise of a Digital Leader

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Kristin Molinaroli has always been fascinated with the digital world. From an early age, she was tinkering around on her family’s PC and later building websites for friends in high school. She never saw herself as a programmer or engineer, but rather someone who would be able to use technology to change the world. After graduating from Wellesley College with a degree in Sociology and International Development Studies, Kristin went on to work at Goldman Sachs where she found her love for data analysis. It wasn’t until after starting her MBA program that Kristin Molinaroli realized how much of an impact she could have by combining her skillsets: “I just had this lightbulb moment realizing I didn’t want to do either finance or tech – I wanted to do both.”

She recently made the move from Goldman Sachs to JPMorgan Chase, where she now leads technology for the firm’s Investment Bank. One of her primary responsibilities is ensuring that all 300+ systems are running seamlessly and securely. When thinking about what makes Kristin an effective leader, she credits her ability to focus on collaboration and communication in all that she does. As part of this, she takes an active role in mentoring the next generation of digital leaders at JPMorgan Chase through networking and coaching opportunities.

Kristin Molinaroli is also passionate about her involvement with the Women’s Executive Network (WXN), where she helps to drive programmatic efforts to support women leaders in their career development, and ensure that women continue to be promoted into senior leadership positions. The annual WXN Top 100 Awards Gala takes place in Toronto on November 10, 2017, where she will be honored for her work advancing gender diversity in the workplace.

As with so many others in her generation, Kristin is equally as passionate about the use of technology to improve social good, and uses this passion to motivate her colleagues at JPMorgan Chase. By encouraging people across the organization to take innovative approaches and create new systems that drive efficiency and reduce costs. Visit: