Global Head of Tech for Social Good
Ali Marano founded the Tech for Social Good group at JPMorgan Chase (JPMC) in the summer of 2010 and has led the group since that time. Tech for Social Good lifts up communities around the world through the power of people and technology. The team focuses on innovating for the social sector, building the tech workforce of the future, and developing skills through social good experiences. This is achieved through key program offerings including Code for Good hackathons, sponsoring external hackathons, the Force for Good program engaging JPMC technologists on social good projects as part of their early career responsibilities and development, alternative pipeline programs and partnerships, as well as youth tech initiatives. The focus of her work is to identify, attract, develop and engage a talent pipeline to meet the diversity and innovation needs of the Global Technology organization. Ali’s efforts have led to the creation of multiple pipeline programs that are increasing and diversifying the talent pipeline for JPMC’s Global Technology organization via early identification, talent acquisition enhancements and exploration of new sources of talent. More recently, this has led to Ali expanding her role to take on firmwide oversight of Emerging Talent Programs. The primary goal of Emerging Talent Programs is to welcome and create opportunity for cognitively, experientially and traditionally diverse talent that are often underrepresented in typical talent channels Ali started her career as a documentary filmmaker focused on social issues and then worked as a strategy and management consultant at Accenture. While at Accenture, she became an Executive on loan to a new nonprofit called NPower, which provides technology services to nonprofit organizations. In the fall of 2000, she left Accenture and joined NPower full-time, where she focused on engaging corporations in the work of the nonprofit community. At NPower she co-created an online volunteer matching portal connecting nonprofits’ technology needs with skilled volunteers. Ali currently sits on the advisory boards of the NYC Tech Talent Pipeline, WiTNY (Women in Technology in NY) and the Here to Here Business Council. Ali lives in Manhattan with her husband, two sons, and supermutt Bruno.