Ms. Ishiguro is the Chief Legal Officer & Secretary of StepStone Group, where she focuses on the firm’s global legal affairs.
Prior to joining StepStone in 2019, Ms. Ishiguro was General Counsel and Secretary of AutoGravity, a financial technology startup owned by Daimler and Volkswagen. Before that, she served as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of Gateway One Lending & Finance, an auto finance company owned by TCF Financial Corporation, a publicly-held bank holding company. Prior to Gateway, Ms. Ishiguro was at Toyota Motor Credit Corporation, a public debt issuer and the U.S. auto financing arm of Toyota Motor Corporation, last serving as the head of the corporate transactions group within the legal department. Ms. Ishiguro began her legal career as an associate at the law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell in their New York, Tokyo and Washington D.C. offices, specializing in securities law and capital markets.
Ms. Ishiguro received a B.A., cum laude, from Yale College and a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School. She is a member of the state bar of New York and registered in-house counsel in California.