Judith A. Buchholz '84, '90MBA

Global Managing Director, Financial Services Sector

Recipient of the 2019 Brother Arthur A. Loftus Award
for Outstanding Achievement

Judy Buchholz is the managing director for Citigroup. She has global responsibility across IBM to provide client value. Leading a team of worldwide IBM professionals, her background and skills enable her to create a culture of innovation. Judy has consistently delivered world class business solutions to her clients by exploiting the breadth of IBM’s capabilities.

In over 30 years with IBM, Judy has held numerous leadership roles. Previously, she was IBM’s managing director for Morgan Stanley and was responsible for IBM's Global relationship and business results. In her tenure she drove cloud, AI and mainframe modernization programs. In 2017, she held the position of general manager for IBM’s global markets in strategy and solutions. She led a team of over 1,000 industry and presales architects globally in their transformation toward becoming a cognitive solutions and cloud platform company.

In 2015, she was general manager of IBM Digital Sales where she led 4,000 sellers in 99 countries, and responsible for 44 Digital Sales centers throughout the world. The Digital Sales force excelled in social selling skills and technologies used for broadening reach to new clients and new buyers.

Ms. Buchholz previously held many senior roles in financial services. She partnered with Prudential as IBM's vice president, and led their Business Analytics and Digital Transformational projects, aiming to change their client experience. She also was the vice president of IBM’s Wall Street sector for over 7 years, which included the largest investment banks, insurance companies, and stock exchanges. She grew the business relationships while maintaining high customer satisfaction. She repositioned the team in driving industry solutions and strategic partnerships.

Judy is the chair of the Iona College Woman’s Board and is an active member of the Women’s Bond Club and Women of Power & Passion. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science and an MBA in Finance.