Susan Wolford

Susan Wolford is Vice Chair of BMO Capital Markets.  She has been an investment banker for over 30 years, leading a wide variety of financing and merger-and-acquisition transactions across many industry groups.  For the past 20 years, she has been focused on the educational services industry, working with pre K-12, post-secondary and lifelong learning companies. 

Prior to joining BMO, Susan worked at First Union, where she co-headed the Educational Services Group; she previously spent 11 years in the Investment Banking Department of Kidder Peabody, where she was a partner and senior vice president in the Media and Entertainment Group. 

She has served on a number of nonprofit and publicly listed Board of Directors and currently is on the Dean’s Advisory Council of Villanova School of Business and the Director’s Leadership Council of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and on the Board of the Center for Education Reform. 

Susan graduated with honors from Villanova University and a Master’s of International Affairs from Columbia University.