Wendy Cai-Lee is the founder and CEO of Piermont Bank, a digital commercial bank. As a successful serial entrepreneur and banking executive, Wendy has over 27 years of experience in financial services, banking, and startup. Before building Piermont, she was an EVP at East West Bank, responsible for its Commercial and Consumer Businesses. Previously, Wendy was a Managing Director at Deloitte LLP. She started her banking career with JP Morgan Chase and held various management positions at both Chase and Citi.
Wendy was named Digital Banker of the Year in 2022 and an honoree of The Most Powerful Women in Banking to Watch by American Banker. Wendy is a member of NYSDFS’ Charter Advisory Board and CDFI/MDI Council. In addition, Wendy is an Emeritus member of the Board of Friends of UNFPA. She also serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board at Douglass College.
Wendy received a B.A. in economics from Rutgers University.