Critical Fintech Concerns for Community Banks & Credit Unions
Presentation Date & Time:
Date: Thursday May 18th
Time: 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM ET
Name: Chris Cucci
Title/Organization:SVP | Chief of Staff, Climate First Bank
Name: Jonathan Liguori
Former CTO, Apollo Bank
Name: Milind Pathak
EVP & Chief Strategy Officer, Vitex
The U.S. Fintech Symposium will feature a timely and important panel discussion that will focus on the challenges and concerns that community banks and credit unions face in the fintech space. The panel will bring together experts from the banking and fintech industries who will provide their insights and experiences on the most pressing issues impacting community banks and credit unions. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from industry leaders on how to navigate the ever-changing fintech landscape, including topics such as data security, compliance and customer experience.
The panel discussion on "Critical Fintech Concerns for Community Banks & Credit Unions" promises to be an invaluable resource for financial institutions of all sizes. As community banks and credit unions look to stay competitive and meet the evolving needs of their customers, they face a variety of challenges. The panelists will provide their unique perspectives on how to manage these challenges and opportunities, and will discuss strategies for building successful fintech partnerships that can help these institutions thrive in the digital age.
Overall, the panel discussion is a must-attend event for anyone interested in the intersection of fintech and community banking. Attendees will gain valuable insights and practical advice from industry experts who have firsthand experience in dealing with the most pressing issues facing community banks and credit unions. This panel discussion is a must-attend event for bankers, fintech executives or other executives that have a general interest in the future of financial services.
Chris Cucci Biography
Chris Cucci has over two decades of commercial banking experience. During that time, Chris has worked with middle market business clients as well as commercial real estate developers and investors nationwide. At Florida-based Climate First Bank, Cucci serves as Chief of Staff overseeing strategic initiatives to advance the bank's mission of environmental and social impact lending as well as leading many of the more complex client relationships in the bank's portfolio. In addition to his work at Climate First Bank, Cucci serves as an advisor at OneEthos, a fintech affiliate of the bank and also works in the CRE consulting space providing market research, financial analysis, and project feasibility studies for developers across the US. Before joining Climate First Bank, Chris held various positions in commercial lending and leadership at South State Bank, Wells Fargo, and JPMorgan Chase.
Jonathan Liguori Biography
IT Professional with over twenty-two years of experience in planning and executing IT technology plans for profit and not-for-profit organizations, the past fifteen in community banking as Chief Technology Officer and SVP Operations. Combines pragmaticism with vision to ensure projects meet their goals and objectives using proven technology and experienced resources. Adept at analyzing business needs to achieve the desired outcomes.
Milind Pathak Biography
Milind Pathak is an accomplished executive with over 26 years of experience in partnering with community financial institutions. He has built a reputation as a trusted, proven, and reliable partner who excels in strategy planning, developing innovation strategy and importantly helping with the execution of the strategy. Over the course of his 26-year tenure working in partnership with community banks and credit unions, he has acquired a deep understanding of various aspects of financial services technology such as core banking, digital banking, card payments, RTP, origination, open banking, and Banking as a Service (BaaS). He is eager to apply this extensive experience and passion for digital transformation and innovation to drive positive change in the industry. Milind has extensive direct client-facing experience and is known for his ability to build strong relationships with clients and stakeholders. He is skilled at developing and implementing strategic plans that drive growth and profitability, and has a strong track record of delivering results. Milind is also a thought leader in the industry. He is often called upon to share his insights and perspectives on the latest trends and developments in the industry. He is also skilled at organizing and running executive round table and C level meetings, where he facilitates productive discussions and helps his clients drive their strategic agenda forward. Milind's extensive experience, strategic mindset, and ability to build strong relationships make him a valuable partner for any community financial institution looking to drive growth and profitability.