Thrilling information, all! We’ve employed three reporters to hitch Finance, and there might be extra to return as we proceed to make The Data much more important to readers who wish to know what’s taking place on the intersection of tech and finance. Prepare for scoops and protection that’s leading edge and consistently shifting the ball ahead. With out additional ado, listed below are the latest members of the Finance staff:
Lauren Tara LaCapra joins as our lead Wall Avenue reporter. She has spent almost 20 years as a enterprise journalist, together with a decade at Reuters, the place she was one of many senior editors managing the worldwide finance and markets staff. Earlier than she turned an editor at Reuters, she was a star investment-banking reporter, breaking information on Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs. She joins us from the Federal Reserve Financial institution of New York, the place she spent greater than a yr engaged on the financial institution’s digital technique. She has additionally labored at The Wall Avenue Journal, the Related Press, TheStreet and Fusion, principally protecting Wall Avenue banks and the broader financial-services business. For us, Lauren will cowl Wall Avenue with a fury and also will concentrate on breaking information across the offers these banks are doing. She’ll be an keen newsroom mentor and can play a key position in shaping the Finance staff’s protection with me. Lauren lives in New York together with her fiancé Chris and two canine, Tallulah & Duney. She loves the seashore, touring and holding highly effective folks accountable.
Cory Weinberg has moved to Finance as a senior reporter protecting IPOs, the place he’ll be digging into corporations as they navigate the method of going public (or, as has been the case just lately, struggling to determine how and when to go public). This can be a actually necessary addition to our current lineup of badass reporters who cowl the complete life cycle of startups – Kate, Erin, Maria and now Cory. A company-finance geek, Cory will dive deep into the cash conditions of corporations nearing the general public markets. He’ll break information on corporations like Instacart, Stripe and Reddit, and he’ll all the time be looking out for the subsequent WeWork. He may also chronicle the varieties of improvements which are borne from the IPO course of – modifications in company governance, voting construction, CEO pay and the rest that’s altering the sport. A seven-year veteran of The Data, I’ll additionally belief Cory to play a giant half in how we Data-ize our protection of the finance world. Cory was a part of our staff that gained the SABEW in 2021 for protection of startups and tech staff amid the onset of Covid-19. He was a Knight-Bagehot fellow in 2021-22 and can end his Columbia MBA this yr. To slot in together with his new New York way of life of chatting with bankers, he has bought one (1) vest. Once I requested him if it was a Patagonia, he responded, “I gained’t go that far.”
Michael Roddan is becoming a member of as our banking reporter. He involves us after almost three years at The Australian Monetary Assessment, the nation’s high newspaper, the place he was most just lately an award-winning nationwide correspondent tasked with investigating and breaking open scandals throughout enterprise and politics. Earlier than that, he spent about six years as a reporter for Australia’s best-selling broadsheet, The Australian, the place he coated main banks and monetary establishments, financial and regulatory coverage, and company snafus. He wrote a 2019 ebook titled “The Folks vs The Banks” that advised the story of a conflict between Australia’s banks and its authorities. For The Data, Michael will delve into among the largest establishments in finance, together with JPMorgan, Financial institution of America and Citi, as they deepen their ties with the tech world and proceed to look increasingly like tech corporations themselves. He’ll additionally hold tabs on personalities like Jamie Dimon and work to nail down offers scoops. When Michael isn’t monitoring down bother at monetary establishments, you will discover him out on a bush stroll (that’s a hike, for these of us within the U.S.) or making an attempt, in useless, to develop tomatoes in his yard. He’ll take up residence in New York quickly.
As I discussed, there’s extra to return! I’m nonetheless within the strategy of hiring for several roles. As all the time, if of somebody who ought to completely work right here, please let me know.