Maliz Beams

Maliz Beams, Director
Ms. Beams served as the CEO of Retirement Solutions at Voya, the nation’s largest publicly traded retirement platform (Defined Contribution and Retirement Record Keeping platform) from 2011 until 2015. During her time at Voya, she helped lead the company’s spinoff from ING and facilitated the turnaround of 12 businesses that accounted for nearly two-thirds of Voya’s ongoing operating earnings. More recently, Ms. Beams served as Counselor at the Department of State from June 2017 to December 2017. She also served as Interim Chief Executive Officer of the New England Aquarium during 2017. Prior to its recent sale, Ms. Beams was a Board Member, Chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Risk and Compensation Committees of Cetera Financial Group, an investment advice platform and the second largest family of independent broker-dealers in the U.S. She is currently an Advisory Board Member to Vestigo Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on fintech companies, and also serves on Columbia Business School’s Executive Advisory Board, Financial Studies. Ms. Beams holds a B.A. in English from Boston College, a CCS in Strategic Planning from Harvard University and an MBA in Marketing & Finance from Columbia University, Graduate School of Business.