Debra Walton | Chief Revenue Officer, Refinitiv

Debra is a dynamic leader who uses her unique background at the firm to leads all sales, relationship management, strategic partnerships and market development activities for Refinitiv. Her prior senior executive positions across product development, content development, and marketing give her a holistic insight of the needs of the world’s largest financial institutions. She uses this knowledge to enable her team, spanning 65 countries, to help clients solve their most pressing problems through Refinitiv’s world class data analytics and workflow solutions.

 

Having lived and worked in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, Debra is a tireless advocate of gender equality and speaks globally on diversity and leadership as well as on the importance of ESG more broadly. She is global sponsor of the Refinitiv Prism Network (RPN), which works to ensure that LGBT+ colleagues feel safe, supported and welcomed in our organization. She is also an advisory board member at Springboard, a New York based nonprofit that brings together entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts to help women take their business plans to market, in addition to being a board member of the Tradeweb Board of Managers.

 

Prior to Refinitiv, Debra joined Thomson Reuters in 2003 and held a number of senior roles including Chief Content Officer, Global Head of Market Development and most recently, leading Customer Proposition for the Financial & Risk division. She had previously been appointed the first female partner at Cantor Fitzgerald and a founding board member of the Cantor Financial Futures Exchange, the first electronic platform for trading U.S. Treasury futures contracts. She also served as president and chief executive of Nucleus Inc., a technology start-up delivering enterprise solutions.