Meet Dr. Betty

Meet Dr. Betty

A C-level executive in financial services, expert in business turnarounds. A sought-after dynamic bilingual, bi-cultural entrepreneur, consultant, international speaker, coach and author.

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For nearly three decades, Dr. Uribe has been transforming business, culture, and people through values based leadership. At California Bank & Trust, Dr. Uribe has P&L responsibility for the Greater Southern California Division, a $6 billion line of business. Under Uribe’s leadership CB&T has been named the “Best Bank in Orange County,” for four consecutive years, as voted by readers of The Orange County Register. 

A recognized authority on the psychology of leadership, turnarounds, organizational structure, and peak performance, she has been honored consistently for her turnaround results, strategic intellect and humanitarian endeavors. 

Uribe is widely regarded as an industry expert in leadership and financial services with expertise in commercial banking, retail banking, marketing, public relations, risk management, compliance and strategic planning. As a C-level executive for Fortune 500 national and regional banks, she has effected business turnarounds, achieving pre-tax profit YOY increase from 3% to 10%, 24%, 37% and 43.5% YOY in 2018, with significant improvements in key financial metrics (ROA, ROE, Efficiency Ratio, top line revenue growth & others).  Her leadership of De Novo strategies resulted in the roll out of over 100 new business and retail banking locations in under 3 years, most of which became accretive within 18 months. 

Dr. Uribe has worked with leaders from every walk of life at national and international levels – CEOs of multinational corporations, military generals, political leaders, advocates for humanity, psychologists, university presidents, parents and community leaders. Her entrepreneurial background, having owned and operated several businesses in the United States and South America, has given her a broad and universal understanding of various industries and businesses within the U.S. and international markets. 

International and bilingual/bicultural speaker, Dr. Betty has lectured in, and her work has been published in financial and business publications & trade journals in Asia, Europe, Canada and The Americas. Author of International Best-Selling book: #Values: The Secret to Top-Level Performance in Business & Life, Dr. Betty’s work has been featured in international, national and local media – television, radio and print. Her life story has been featured in Spanish and English Television and print media, where she is often featured as subject matter expert in corporate turnarounds and the financial services industry.

Among many honors bestowed upon Dr. Uribe are:  First Woman in History to be inducted into the Rose Bowl Foundation Board; Fortune Magazine’s top 50 Most Powerful Latinas in Business (2017 & 2018); The Most Prominent Latina in Los Angeles, Los Angeles 500: Most Influential People in Los Angeles; Top 25 National Corporate Elite; Special Commendation by the President of Colombia, South America, and Pepperdine University’s 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Endorsed by The Vatican as a book every reader in the world must read, her book #Values was named Top 60 Best Business Leadership Books in Inc. Magazine. 

Dr. Betty currently serves on three for-profit private company boards: Pepperdine University, University
of Southern California, and Next Step Asia, Hong Kong. She also serves on several non-profit boards in the United States.
A mother of three, she resides in Southern California.

A C-level executive in financial services, expert in business turnarounds. A sought-after dynamic bilingual, bi-cultural entrepreneur, consultant, international speaker, coach and author.

More On Dr. Betty

For nearly three decades, Dr. Uribe has been transforming business, culture, and people through values based leadership. At California Bank & Trust, Dr. Uribe has P&L responsibility for the Greater Southern California Division, a $6 billion line of business. Under Uribe’s leadership CB&T has been named the “Best Bank in Orange County,” for four consecutive years, as voted by readers of The Orange County Register. 

A recognized authority on the psychology of leadership, turnarounds, organizational structure, and peak performance, she has been honored consistently for her turnaround results, strategic intellect and humanitarian endeavors. 

Uribe is widely regarded as an industry expert in leadership and financial services with expertise in commercial banking, retail banking, marketing, public relations, risk management, compliance and strategic planning. As a C-level executive for Fortune 500 national and regional banks, she has effected business turnarounds, achieving pre-tax profit YOY increase from 3% to 10%, 24%, 37% and 43.5% YOY in 2018, with significant improvements in key financial metrics (ROA, ROE, Efficiency Ratio, top line revenue growth & others).  Her leadership of De Novo strategies resulted in the roll out of over 100 new business and retail banking locations in under 3 years, most of which became accretive within 18 months. 

Dr. Uribe has worked with leaders from every walk of life at national and international levels – CEOs of multinational corporations, military generals, political leaders, advocates for humanity, psychologists, university presidents, parents and community leaders. Her entrepreneurial background, having owned and operated several businesses in the United States and South America, has given her a broad and universal understanding of various industries and businesses within the U.S. and international markets. 

International and bilingual/bicultural speaker, Dr. Betty has lectured in, and her work has been published in financial and business publications & trade journals in Asia, Europe, Canada and The Americas. Author of International Best-Selling book: #Values: The Secret to Top-Level Performance in Business & Life, Dr. Betty’s work has been featured in international, national and local media – television, radio and print. Her life story has been featured in Spanish and English Television and print media, where she is often featured as subject matter expert in corporate turnarounds and the financial services industry.

Among many honors bestowed upon Dr. Uribe are:  First Woman in History to be inducted into the Rose Bowl Foundation Board; Fortune Magazine’s top 50 Most Powerful Latinas in Business (2017 & 2018); The Most Prominent Latina in Los Angeles, Los Angeles 500: Most Influential People in Los Angeles; Top 25 National Corporate Elite; Special Commendation by the President of Colombia, South America, and Pepperdine University’s 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Endorsed by The Vatican as a book every reader in the world must read, her book #Values was named Top 60 Best Business Leadership Books in Inc. Magazine. 

Dr. Betty currently serves on three for-profit private company boards: Pepperdine University, University
of Southern California, and Next Step Asia, Hong Kong. She also serves on several non-profit boards in the United States.
A mother of three, she resides in Southern California.

As an international and bilingual/bicultural speaker, Uribe has lectured in, and her work has been published in financial and business publications and trade journals in Asia, Europe, Canada and The Americas. The author of International Best-Selling book: #Values: The Secret to Top-Level Performance in Business & Life, Uribe has been featured in international, national and local media – television, radio and print.

Among many honors bestowed upon Dr. Uribe are: First Woman in History to be Inducted into the Rose Bowl Foundation Board, Fortune Magazine’s top 50 Most Powerful Latinas, The Most Prominent Latina in Los Angeles, Top 25 National Corporate Elite, and her book #Values was named Top 60 Best Business and Leadership Books in Inc. Magazine.

Dr. Uribe currently serves on three for-profit private company boards: Pepperdine University, University of Southern California, and Next Step Asia, Hong Kong. She also serves on several non-profit boards in the United States.

Academic Background and Organizational Affiliations

 

  • Pepperdine University, Doctorate in Organizational Leadership, Honors
  • Pepperdine University, MBA in Finance and Strategy
  • The University of Virginia, Graduate School of Banking, Honors
  • Board Member, Concordia University
  • Latina Leadership Academy, Faculty University of Southern California
  • Board Member, Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation (First Female)
  • Executive Board, California Asian Chamber
  • Board Member, Junior Achievement of Orange County
  • Pepperdine University, Chair, Board of Visitors
  • Director, Next Step Asia, Hong Kong

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