Marla Sofer leads acceleration of Microsoft’s recently released Cloud for Financial Services in Microsoft’s Industry Solutions CTO team. She joined Microsoft from Jemstep (an Invesco company digitizing wealth management), where she led efforts to identify, execute, and deliver value through strategic partnerships for nearly three years. She has a deep history in financial services and fintech. She began her career in private banking at Bank Leumi in New York City, spent 6 years growing and managing a team to support institutional accounts at J.P. Morgan Chase, 5 years defining and executing global provider strategy at BlackRock, and the last 5 years driving partnerships for fintech companies Lending Club, Xignite, and Jemstep. She has experience as a client, a vendor, and a partner leading digital transformation in banking and capital markets.  She is a change agent focused on diversity and inclusion and has founded two women’s networks. 


Marla Sofer
Financial Services Cloud Lead, Industry Solutions CTO