Chief Product Officer
Lou Anne Alexander is Chief Product Officer at Early Warning.
With more than thirty years of industry experience, the last twelve
in product leadership roles at Early Warning, Lou Anne leads all
product-related initiatives at Early Warning, from strategy to
execution – focusing on designing and developing products that
help customers succeed in a rapidly changing market
Lou Anne led the launch of Zelle® for Early Warning. Today more
than 1,100 banks and credit unions of all sizes across the U.S. offer
Zelle in their banking apps or online banking, enabling consumers
and businesses to send fast digital payments to people they know
and trust with a bank account in the U.S.
Lou Anne is a frequent contributor on topics such as payments,
retail banking, and risk for American Banker, PaymentsSource,
The Wall Street Journal, PYMNTS.com, and others. She has
presented at industry events including Money20/20, BAI
Payments Connect, NACHA Payments and others. Lou Anne was
honored to be part of PaymentSource’s “Most Influential Women
in Payments” for 2017 and 2019 and was a “Women in Payments”
nominee for Most Distinguished Professional in 2019.
Lou Anne joined Early Warning in 2009 and has held several
leadership positions while expanding the payments and risk
product roadmaps. As a recognized banking industry veteran,
she served for more than two decades in executive positions at
Wells Fargo, Wachovia, and First Union National Banks.
Lou Anne holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science
from North Carolina State University and an M.B.A. from