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Ascend North Texas Executive Leadership Coaching Session

Executive Leadership Coaching – Executive Presence and Leadership Essentials

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Event Details

Date: Thursday, April 18, 2024

Time: 5:30PM - 7:30PM CT

Venue: RSM - 13155 Noel Rd #2200, Dallas, TX 75240 – Three Galleria Tower.

Admission: Complimentary

Attire: Business Casual


Ascend NTX is excited to partner with our sponsors RSM and TIAA to discuss Leadership Essentials, exploring what constitutes good leadership, developing executive presence, tips for finding your leadership style and strategies for building future leaders.


Come join us on April 18, 2024, to gain insights with dinner and networking! 


Peter Brady

Principal, National Leader of Financial Services


Peter Brady is a national consulting principal and national financial services leader for RSM US LLP. A passionate and experienced leader, who grew up in Singapore, and worked across the globe, Brady had spent time with people from many different cultures and background across Asian, Africa, Middle East, and Europe. Aside from loving everything international and culturally diverse, Brady has more than 30 years of diverse experience in both audit and consulting, specializing in governance, risk and controls. Brady has held many leadership roles at RSM, including head of the firm’s business risk consulting capability, financial services practice for consulting and the firm’s Canadian consulting practice. Brady has advised senior executives in the United States, Europe, and Asia in many sectors, including financial services, energy, telecommunications and technology. Several of Brady’s many passions coalesce in his current role at RSM—his love of financial services, a keen eye for teambuilding, a hardwiring for growth, and a deep investment in people. An engineer by trade, Brady spent his youth building and taking things apart to see how they worked, including assembling a nuclear reactor simulator for his graduate dissertation. This analytical mindset informs his approach to problem solving and leadership at RSM. He has long been fascinated by financial services because of its dual nature of being highly complex yet fundamental to everyday life. His natural curiosity drives him to explore what motivates and inspires people. As “Chief Excitement Officer,” he brings his enthusiasm to work every day, building high-performing teams that can deliver on the RSM promise. Before joining RSM, Brady spent two decades, including 11 years as a partner with a Big Four firm, holding leadership positions in New York, Cleveland, and London. His strategic vision is integral in shaping the future priorities of RSM. Outside of work, Brady spends time painting and drawing on the horse farm in the country he shares with his wife and children.


Raymond Bellucci

EVP, Head of Recordkeeping and Chief Administrative Officer for Retirement Solutions


Ray Bellucci is the Executive Vice President, Head of Recordkeeping Solutions and Retirement Solutions Chief Administrative Officer at TIAA, a financial services organization with over $1.3 trillion in assets under management. With a mission to help higher education and not-for-profit employees attain a dignified retirement through solutions that meet their financial needs, Ray has proudly served TIAA and its participants since joining the company in 1983. Ray began his profession in the mailroom and has evolved his 40+ year career serving in leadership roles in Client Relationships, Client Services & Technology, Product Management, and Recordkeeping Services, working from each of TIAA’s major hub locations across the country. Ray is a FINRA registered principal and holds Series 7, 24, and 63 registrations. One of Ray’s greatest passions is developing the next generation of capabilities and leaders at the organization. A firm believer of giving people the tools to succeed and then watching them grow over time, Ray is best known for his ability to developing talent and building future leaders. He is an enthusiastic advocate and ally for multiple Business Resource Groups (BRGs) within the organization. Additionally, he is the Executive Sponsor for the Frisco office, representing associates and advocating for the broader community in North Texas. Originally from New York, Ray resides in Dallas with his wife and son. Outside of work, Ray has been serving on the Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Advisors since 2020. Ray enjoys golf, skiing, riding motorcycles and reading, especially biographies.

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Safety of our guests is paramount to Ascend. Attendees are responsible for monitoring their own condition and agree to comply with the safety, hygiene and CDC identified pandemic level communicable illnesses (including COVID-19) guidelines established by relevant health authorities. We request that attendees not attend an event should they test positive or if they experience COVID symptoms prior to the event.

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