Community bank executive to provide expert customer perspective on technology challenges, and help guide product and services evolution at D+H
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, Ameriana Bank
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
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