Diane Morais joined Ally Financial in 2008, and currently has oversight for consumer and commercial banking products. Her responsibilities include the company’s Deposits, Mortgage, Online Brokerage and Wealth Management and Corporate Finance businesses, as well as oversight for Ally’s digital strategies.
As President, Consumer & Commercial Banking Products, Morais has responsibility for the strategic direction and profitability of the deposits franchise, product innovation and pricing, customer service, and ensuring all activities are consistent with high standards of safety and soundness. Under her leadership, Ally Bank has achieved double-digit retail deposit growth each year since the bank was launched in 2009. The bank now has more than 1.4 million customers, and it has received numerous third-party accolades, including being named Best Online Bank by Money® Magazine for five consecutive years and by Kiplinger Personal Finance for three years. Morais also led the expansion of two new products in 2016, the Ally CashBack Credit Card and Ally Home, the bank’s direct-to-consumer mortgage business.
In addition to Ally Bank, Morais has responsibility for the Online Brokerage and Wealth Management business Ally acquired through its April 2016 acquisition of TradeKing, Inc., including oversight of the integration and rebranding of the business under Ally. The addition of investing and wealth management significantly broadens the portfolio of personal finance options Ally has to offer to provide consumers with a cohesive approach to managing their savings and investment alternatives, while benefitting from the bank’s competitive rates and innovative deposit products.
Prior to holding key leadership positions of increasing responsibility at Ally, Morais achieved a number of significant professional accomplishments in the financial services sector. During a career spanning twelve years at Bank of America, she served as the deposit and debit products executive, national customer experience executive, card services marketing, and consumer mortgage vendor management executive. Morais also spent nine years at Citibank’s credit card division in a variety of marketing, risk and finance roles.
Morais holds a bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University and sits on the board of directors for Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas and Charlotte Center City Partners.
In September 2015, Morais was named to American Banker Magazine’s ‘25 Women to Watch’ list, and in September 2016 and September 2017, she was ranked #12 and #11 respectively on the publication’s ‘25 Most Powerful Women in Banking’ list which recognizes the professional achievements, personal tenacity and overall influence of the industry’s top-performing female executives. Morais was also named one of the top 25 outstanding business women in the Charlotte Business Journal’s 2018 Women in Business Awards.