Community bank executive to provide expert customer perspective on
technology challenges, and help guide product and services evolution at
TORONTO and MEQUON, WI, June 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Davis + Henderson
Corporation (TSX:DH), a leading provider of secure and reliable
financial technology solutions, today announced that Deborah A. Bell,
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Indiana-based
Ameriana Bank, has agreed to join D+H's U.S. Advisory Board. The
addition of Ms. Bell further strengthens D+H's knowledge and
capabilities to support community banks, credit unions and super
regional banks across the United States.
With 30 years of banking experience, Ms. Bell joins a highly-regarded
panel of external advisors and industry leaders providing strong,
objective insights to D+H executives about community banking needs and
financial technology for a marketplace now numbering some 7,000
institutions. The other members of the U.S. Advisory Board are Malauzai
Software CEO Tom Shen, Q2ebanking CEO Matt Flake, D+H USA President
William W. Neville, and D+H Board of Directors member Michael Foulkes.
"We are absolutely delighted to have Debbie on board, because being
close to our markets and our customers is core to D+H's strategy," said
Mr. Neville, President of D+H USA, which is best known for its
award-winning Mortgagebot and Compushare offerings. "Her extensive
expertise in all aspects of community banking will add an important,
customer-centric voice to the conversation and our path forward in
delivering solutions that reflect the 'real world' needs of this key
segment. We all look forward to benefitting from Debbie's cutting-edge
thinking on technology solutions, customer service and strategic
direction, as well as their impact on shaping our future plans."
Ms. Bell said she was pleased to accept the appointment, because it
gives her the opportunity to influence the evolution of technology in
the banking system.
"We've seen massive changes over the past three decades and the wheel
hasn't, by any means, stopped turning," said Ms. Bell. "Right now, the
key is to understand how best to match the operational challenges
facing the community banking segment with the right technology at the
right price. I'm excited to be a voice for our country's community
banks at the D+H table, helping to make that match."
About the D+H U.S. Advisory Board
D+H's U.S. Advisory Board was established in October 2012 and is made up
of banking and technology experts with extensive experience on both the
customer side and the technology provider side. Consultative in nature,
the Board's mandate is wide-ranging and strategic to D+H's growth plans
as the company looks to provide solutions to the challenges facing
community banks, credit unions and super regional banks. The Advisory
Board considers and offers counsel on a broad spectrum of relevant
issues, including compliance, security, customer service, business
alliances and computing infrastructure.
Deborah A. Bell, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer,
Ms. Bell was appointed Senior Vice President of Ameriana Bank, a wholly
owned subsidiary of Ameriana Bancorp of New Castle, Indiana, in 1998
and added the role of Chief Information Officer in 2008. She serves on
Ameriana Bank's risk committee and pricing/product committee and is
also a member of the Bank's incident response team. She is responsible
for business continuation planning and testing, and works closely with
bank regulators to ensure full compliance with all banking rules and
regulations. In addition to finding ways to bring products and services
to Ameriana Bank customers through new technologies, Ms. Bell is
responsible for IT security and protecting customers' information,
including helping to protect customers from debit card fraud. She is
the Secretary/Treasurer of the FIS/MISER® User Group Executive
Committee and its incoming Chairman.
Tom Shen, Founder, CEO & Chairman of the Board, Malauzai Software Inc.
Mr. Shen has more than 30 years of experience in providing software
services for the financial industry. Prior to his current role as
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Malauzai Software, Mr. Shen
served as Chief Strategy Officer at CBG Holdings, Inc., and as
Executive Vice President of product engineering and operations at
Intuit Financial Services, where he focused on improving customer value
through solutions from SmartApp Technology, LLC. He co-founded
Software Dynamics, Inc. in 1982 and was its President and Chief
Executive Officer until 2001, when it was acquired by S1 Corporation.
He is a Director of Banker's Toolbox, Inc.
Matt Flake, President and CEO, Q2ebanking, Inc.
Mr. Flake has been the President and CEO of Q2ebanking, a leading
provider of software and services to support online, mobile, and voice
banking applications for financial institutions, since 2012. He is
responsible for sales, marketing and business development for Q2 as
well as the holding company, CBG Holdings, Inc. With more than 20 years
of financial industry experience, Mr. Flake has also served as a Senior
Vice President for Q2 where he was a significant contributor to the
growth and strategic direction of the organization focused on helping
regional and community-based financial institutions compete with the
mega and money center banks. Mr. Flake received his degree in business
from Baylor University.
William H. Neville, President of D+H USA
After more than 25 years in the financial services industry, Mr. Neville
joined the D+H Board of Directors in 2009 and played an important role
in the company's acquisition of Mortgagebot. In 2012, he resigned from
the board to take up his new executive role with overall responsibility
for the company's U.S. operations and expansion plans. Prior to joining
the D+H board, Mr. Neville was Managing Director and Head of Citi's
North American hedge fund servicing business. He has also served as
President, BISYS Alternative Investment Services and Group President,
BISYS Banking Solutions Group, as well as having held various positions
in other technology services companies, including IBM Corporation, Data
Management Systems Corporation and Mutual Services Inc. Mr. Neville
received his MBA degree from Suffolk University.
Michael Foulkes, D+H Board of Directors member; former President and
CEO, TD Waterhouse UK
A D+H Board of Directors member since 2007, Mr. Foulkes held a variety
of executive positions with the TD Bank Group before retiring in 2006
as President and Chief Executive Officer, TD Waterhouse UK. During his
30 years with TD, he was also Executive Vice President of group
operations, Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President of
commercial banking. He has also served as a Director and Chairman of
Symcor Services Inc. Mr. Foulkes is an Independent Director of The
Canadian Depository for Securities Limited, a Director of CPNI, Inc.
and a Director of First Nations Bank of Canada.
D+H is a leading provider of secure and reliable technology solutions to
North American financial institutions. With a long history as a trusted
partner to banks, credit unions and other financial services providers,
D+H's solutions allow our customers to focus on serving their
customers. And, as the financial services marketplace continues to
evolve, so do we. D+H offers a wide spectrum of technologies and
services that are designed to help financial institutions stay
competitive by supporting specific areas of their business as well as
overall operations. D+H's diverse and growing portfolio includes
everything from lending technologies, to loan administration services,
to payment solutions, including check and value-added membership
marketing programs. In 2012, D+H rose to 35th on the FinTech 100, a
ranking of the top technology providers to the global financial
services industry. For more information about D+H, please visit www.dhltd.com.
SOURCE: Davis + Henderson Corporation
For further information:
Melissa Dinsmore, D+H
Hill+Knowlton Strategies, for D+H
Brian Kyle, D+H