"Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity."


Cynthia Laden Newman is a forward-thinking strategist and creator of sustainable growth. Formerly a managing director with global financial services leader Morgan Stanley, she currently serves as the chair of a nonprofit foundation, an executive coach to senior executives, and a mentor to rising executives. The overarching theme of her career has been her laser focus on leadership, human capital, governance, problem solving, and value creation for stakeholders and shareholders.

Highly Effective, Solutions Oriented Financial Services Executive

Ms. Newman has developed corporate divisions from the ground up and has transformed floundering ones. She identifies growth challenges, develops viable solutions, and oversees implementation through the lens of highly ethical governance. Ms. Newman has a robust record of overcoming challenges through the collective input of executive teams and board members.

Business, Human Capital & Culture Builder

With a relentless focus on the value of human capital, her reputation for attracting, retaining, and developing top talent, while consistently growing assets, revenues, and profitability, is unparalleled. Ms. Newman is highly adept at building diverse teams. Her global perspective, gained though personal and professional experience in three continents, has deepened her sensitivity to cultural diversity. She was appointed as committee chair of Morgan Stanley’s Multi-Cultural Business Exchange and ran the Asian Pacific International Business for Morgan Stanley’s Pasadena Complex.

A community influencer and tireless advocate for the underserved, Ms.Newman is founder and chair of The Seeds of Change Foundation, a nonprofit organization that develops, funds, and sponsors meaningful projects worldwide.She served as chair of the American Heart Association – Los Angeles Division, advisory member of the Jackie Robinson Foundation, and board member of the Women’s Care Cottage.

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