Ali Marano

Head of Technology for Social Good at JpMorgan Chase & Co. 

Ali Marano, heads the Technology for Social Good group at JPMorgan Chase.  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 through the execution of traditional, alternative and social good programs.  Ali founded the group in 2010.

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.

The main goals of Technology for Social Good are achieved through key program offerings including Code for Good hackathons, the Force for Good program engaging JPMC technologists on social projects as part of their early career responsibilities and development, alternative pipeline programs and partnerships, as well as youth tech initiatives.

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.   The solution, The Community Corps, is now actively used within JPMorgan Chase and with other companies across the globe.

Ali holds a B.A. in Spanish and International Business from the University of Buffalo and also studied at the University of Seville in Spain.  She is a graduate of the Smith-Tuck Global Leaders Program for Women, the American Express Nonprofit Leadership Academy and the Coro fellowship program Leadership New York.  Ali sits on the Board of Directors at Code to Work, a nonprofit focused on helping technology jobseekers with traditional and nontraditional education and training backgrounds get and succeed in career-track jobs at enterprise companies.  Ali also sits on the Advisory Boards of Global Nomads Group, NYC Tech Talent Pipeline and the Women in Technology and Entrepreneurship in New York initiative (WITNY). Global Nomads Group fosters dialogue and understanding amongst the world’s youth.  The NYC Tech Talent Pipeline is an initiative of The White House working with public and private partners to define employer needs develop and test training and education solutions to meet those needs, and scale solutions throughout NYC. WITNY, facilitates, encourages and enables a significant increase in the participation of women in both higher education and entrepreneurship in fields related to technology in the New York market. 

Ali lives in Manhattan with her husband and two sons.