Adora Whitaker is a Managing Director in the Strategic Advisory Group at PJT Partners, based in New York. Prior to joining PJT Partners in May 2020, Ms. Whitaker spent three years with Deutsche Bank in the Investment Banking Division as part of the Financial Institutions Group. She was also a Director on the Board of Directors of Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Ms. Whitaker spent ten years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. During her career, Adora has originated and executed a range of advisory and financing assignments for a global client base in the insurance industry. Ms. Whitaker serves on the Board of Directors of Duke NY. Ms. Whitaker received her BS in Economics and MBA from Duke University and is a CFA Charterholder.