Deanna is one of the leading women in international finance, with an unusual combination of banking, retail, innovation, brand, and communication skills.  She is founder of CameoWorks, LLC,  a retail and financial services advisory firm.  Her non-executive director board roles include Tesco PLC, where she chairs the remuneration committee,  Tesco Bank, AXA Group, Worldpay, where she chairs the risk committee, NCR Corporation, and The Joshua Green Corporation.  Additionally,  she is a senior advisor to Bain Consulting, Brooks Running,  BECU, and Finsphere. 

From 2005 to 2012, Deanna worked at Barclays PLC, where she transformed the Global Retail and Business Banking divisions.  Initially, her position was chief executive of U.K. Retail and Business Banking, with 30,000 employees serving 15 million customers through contact centers, online and mobile banking and 1700 branches.  In 2009, she became vice chair of Global Retail Banking, sharing best practices across Europe and Africa. In 2010, she added the role of chief executive of Europe Retail and Business Banking, helping to stabilize the business lines during the Euro crisis. Customer satisfaction improved from last-place among U.K. banks to first-place under her leadership.

Previous to Barclays, Deanna was employed, from 1985 to 2005, at Washington Mutual, Inc., the largest savings and loan institution in the U.S.  She was marketing director and, later, president of Consumer Banking, where she helped transform the lender from a regional to a national player. During her tenure, Washington Mutual, Inc. was named Best Retail Bank in the Americas by Lafferty International and Top 40 Store Concepts in the World by Retail Industry Leaders Association.

In 2007, Deanna was named Britain's Business Communicator of the Year and in October 2010 was voted American Banker magazine’s Second Most Powerful Woman in Banking.  In November 2014, Deanna was voted one of Puget Sound Business Journal’s Women of Influence, an annual award given to women leaders who have an enormous impact on the community.  Recently she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement award by the Inspiring Leadership Trust in London.

Deanna lives in Seattle with her husband and they have two adult children. She graduated with honors from the University of Puget Sound in Washington State; she is past chair of trustees for Puget Sound and a recipient of the Ernest T. Stewart National Award for university volunteers.  She also has attended the Executive Education program of the Kellogg School of Management.


Dave Williams

Managing Director

Dave has been a finance leader in the financial services industry for more than 17 years acting in such capacities as Chief Accounting Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer for both very large public traded organizations as well as small private businesses. 

From 2009 to 2015, Dave worked as the Chief Financial Officer of Cascadia Capital a middle market investment bank in Seattle and was an integral part of their tremendous growth.

Prior to Cascadia Capital, Dave worked, from 2002 to 2009, at Washington Mutual, Inc, the largest savings and loan institution in the U.S. and at JPMorgan Chase.  During that time, he worked with Deanna in the Consumer Bank as a Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of various business divisions, including retail brokerage, business banking and mutual fund asset management.

Prior to Washington Mutual, Dave worked, from 1996 to 2002, in a number of roles—Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer—for a publicly traded mid-sized full service brokerage firm.

Dave lives in Seattle with his two children.  He graduated with a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Washington.   He received his CPA in 1995 and also holds his Series 7, 24, 27 and 79 securities licenses.


CameoWorks Collaborators

Our Network of Executive Talent

Eric Crabtree

Managing Director, Camric Limited (Ltd.)

Eric provides world-class solutions for Strategic Portfolio Development, Digital Channel Growth & Service Excellence, Interim Leadership and Change/Project Management; which places customers and colleagues at the heart of every solution.  Eric is currently the Director of Digital Channels for Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)/NatWest.  Prior to his current role, Eric was the Director of Strategic Transformation for Barclays UK Customer Network, serving 14m customers across the Branch Network, Telephony Contact Centers and Digital Banking.  He also led the development and implementation of a £600m core banking platform. In US banking, Eric held leadership roles  in mergers, acquisitions & divestitures; industry leading branch design; and organic expansion into new markets.


Jim Walker

Founder & President

jimwalkerseattle, is a customer-marketing consultancy focused on brand storytelling & simplification, advertising, entertainment and growth.  Before launching jimwalkerseattle in 2010, Walker founded Sedgwick Rd, and served as President and Chief Creative Officer with some of the world’s premiere creative agencies for holding companies Interpublic Group and Omnicom.