Capco names Dee McDougal as US head of diversity, equity & inclusion

18 January 2021 2 min. read
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Capco, a financial services-focused management and technology consultancy, has hired Dee McDougal to lead diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) in the US.

McDougal will be based out of Charlotte, NC, and will report to Mary Keller, Capco’s US head of human resources. Her appointment follows the London-based firm’s public commitment to “effect a tangible step-change around diversity, equity, and inclusion," according to a release from Capco.

“[Dee McDougal] will partner with our HR team, as well as leaders from our business and our affinity groups, to drive an integrated DE&I agenda and help us move the needle on awareness, education, diversity recruitment, mentoring, career progression, and best practices across the US,” said Michael Pugliese, managing partner of Capco US.

McDougal brings more than 15 years of experience in financial services and commercial real estate, with a focus on communications and inclusion. McDougal spent the last three years at Pacific Western Bank, where she was SVP of diversity and inclusion. In the role, she led the bank’s nationwide corporate D&I strategy and developed and managed education and engagement programs for internal and external parties.

Capco names Dee McDougal as US head of diversity, equity & inclusionBefore that, McDougal spent five-and-a-half years at Square 1 Bank (acquired by Pacific Western in 2018), where she was VP of marketing and communications. She focused on marketing and communications to tech and life sciences companies and their investors, while also leading internal communications and engagement.

McDougal was also previously an AVP at AgCarolina Farm Credit and an associate at Credit Risk Management, where she focused on loan and documentation review. Earlier in her career, she was corporate director of administration at Concord Hospitality Enterprises and an investments and leasing assistant at Regency Centers.

She holds a BA in communications and African-American studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

An active member of the community, McDougal serves on the boards of Boys & Girls Clubs of Durham and Orange Counties, Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina, and Empower Dance Studio. She also serves on several professional committees and advisory groups, including the DEI advisory group and professional development council of the American Bankers Association, and the executive committee for the North Carolina Black Entrepreneurship Council.

Founded in 1998, Capco has more than 5,000 employees in Europe, the Americas, and Asia-Pacific.

The firm recently strengthened its US operations with the acquisition of Neos LLC, a Hartford, CT-based management consultancy focusing on the insurance industry.