The Future of FinTech! Are You Ready?!

By: Sharon J. Lorman
Jeffrey P. Marsico
Andrew S. Rietz

Guest: Charles E. Potts, Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer for the Independent Community Bankers of America ® (ICBA)

Podcast Show Notes:

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Topic: The Future of Fintech! Are You Ready?!
Insights from Charles E. Potts, Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer for the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA).

To many, Fintech can be just a buzzword talked about at industry conferences that has no real meaning. But transformation from what banks are to what banks want to become will likely pass through the Fintech ecosystem. FinTech has allowed the exponential acceleration of technology and digital transformation that continues to transform the banking industry. FinTech is providing cutting-edge tools that make banks more efficient and enhance the customer experience. In this podcast, Charles Potts, SVP and Chief Innovation Officer at ICBA talks about the ICBA ThinkTECH and some of the most innovative FinTechs currently in the community banking space. Listen and enjoy!

Charles E. Potts
Executive Biography

Charles E. Potts is senior vice president and chief innovation officer for the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA).

In this role, Potts will drive ICBA’s innovation, change management and financial technology strategies, working with ICBA leadership to develop impactful, value-added solutions that help community banks seize new market opportunities to meet customers’ evolving financial services needs.

Potts’ extensive financial services experience spans more than 25 years and includes executive positions at several fintechs and international financial service providers. He previously served as executive managing director at First Performance Global, where he led business and corporate development activities for its card-control and fraud alert platform. Before that he served as CEO for NetClarity, a start-up in the University of Florida’s Business Incubation Hub. Most recently he worked at the Advanced Technology Development Center, leading the fintech practice where he mentored startups as part of the Georgia Tech-based incubator.

Potts holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Georgia State University in Atlanta. He attended the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Graduate School of Banking at LSU.

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