Our Board Members
Pamela (Pam) Pecs Cytron has more than 30 years of financial services technology industry experience, including successfully growing companies from start-up to operationally efficiency while consistently driving revenue increases. Her unique expertise includes a clear vision of tracking financial services technologies and developing innovative strategies to meet the industry’s demands while keeping her focus on providing the ultimate customer experience.
Pam launched her current company, Pendo Systems, Inc., a New Jersey-based financial technology company in 2008. Pendo provides technology for the global capital markets industry and currently serves 25 percent of the US G-SIFIs and is specifically focused on extracting insights from unstructured data. In 2015, Pam pivoted Pendo Systems to create a machine learning platform that helps make financial institutions AI ready by turning unstructured data into structured, AI-ready data sets at a machine scale.
Pam actively tracks industry trends and future opportunities. As a result, Pendo has received many accolades for their innovative products, for their team, and for Pam’s leadership herself. These accolades include: Pam being named “Game Changer of the Year” and her nomination to participate in Fortune’s Top 10 Women Entrepreneurs. Pendo Systems was named one of the 20 Most Promising Companies in Capital Markets Technology and is a two-time winner of SWIFT’s Innotribe and Top Innovator Award. In 2018, Pam was selected as a female leader globally to participate in the Vital Voices Women Global Ambassador Program. Her clear passion and energy for restoring trust in capital markets makes her a frequent speaker for both importance of data transparency and innovation.
Pam has held senior management roles at SunGard (FIS), DST (SS&C), BlackRock, Netik, and Princeton Financial (State Street).
Pam’s leadership also extends beyond Pendo to serving the community at the local, state, and national level. She is the Board Chair of the National Youth Recovery Foundation (NYRF), a non-profit organization that supports young people in recovery from substance abuse. NYRF funds and promotes programs and public policy initiatives that increase access to treatment and aftercare, education, and career and social networks, and that remove barriers to sustained recovery. She is a breast cancer survivor and actively supports the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. She is married for 26 years and a mother of two (Samantha 19; Max 15) and also plays an active role in the public-school system in Montclair, New Jersey.