Managing Director, Multicultural Client Strategy
Alice Vilma is a Managing Director on the Multicultural Client Strategy team, where she works with her partners at the Firm to strengthen Morgan Stanley’s connection to the multicultural business community by identifying, developing and executing commercial opportunities with corporate, government, and individual clients. She is also the Co‐head of the Morgan Stanley Multicultural Innovation Lab, an accelerator that invests in and supports tech and tech‐enabled startups with a multicultural or woman founder.
Ms. Vilma has been at Morgan Stanley for over 10 years, beginning her first 3 as an Analyst after her undergraduate studies at the University of Miami. She returned to the Firm in 2009 and has worked in different roles primarily in the Global Capital Markets Division, including Equity Capital Markets – where she covered companies in the Industrial, Transportation, Power & Utilities and MLP industries from an equity financing perspective – Securitization, where she structured and executed corporate asset backed bond transactions and GCM Management, where she worked closely with the division heads on strategic projects, operations of the division and the analyst and associate programs among other responsibilities.
Ms. Vilma has spent her career in the financial services industry, and worked at Sallie Mae in their Strategic Planning and Corporate Development group before attending business school. Prior to returning to Morgan Stanley, Ms. Vilma was an Assistant Vice President in the Communications, Media and Entertainment Group at CIT, where she spent her time advising clients on and making investments in production and content related companies in the entertainment sector.
Ms. Vilma has over 15 years of structured finance experience across various asset classes and sectors, executing over $25Bn of securitization, structured finance and equity transactions over that time. Her different experiences have rounded out her skill set and provided unique perspectives that have proven advantageous to her in her current role. She graduated Cum Laude with a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Miami and received her MBA from the Harvard Business School.