CCG Catalyst, a leading bank consulting firm providing strategy, advisory and tactical consulting to banks and Fintech, announces significant growth and relocation of the corporate headquarters to 24th at Camelback in Phoenix. In celebration of our growth and move, we will host an open house on August 15, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm Arizona time at our new location of 2375 E Camelback, Suite 690, Phoenix, AZ.
CCG Catalyst has grown significantly in a very dynamic market, bringing a clear need to accommodate the influx of new client engagements, global demand and the necessity for deep knowledge and expert advice to form strategies and implement solutions.
“By recruiting top leaders and subject matter experts from the banking and fintech industry, CCG Catalyst is able to optimize future growth opportunities”, said Paul Schaus, president of CCG Catalyst. “We are pleased to welcome onboard a profound team of individuals that will add to the value of the organization.”
Practice Director, Frank Bria brings 20 years of experience in the financial services industry and a unique industry skillset to CCG Catalyst in research and advanced analytics. Bria is a consummate international speaker, and author of leading book, “Seven Billion Banks: How a Personalized Banking Experience Will Save the Industry” which has been used by several banking teams as their marketing manual to begin the journey of transformation and personalization. Bria will drive the value of data analytics and related strategies for bank clients.
Practice Director, Bruce Jensen brings over 30 years of banking knowledge in strategic planning, executive and board leadership expertise. As a renowned bank executive, Jensen was recognized on multiple accounts. He received ICBA Community Banker of the Year, Western Independent Bankers Community Banker of the Year, and Utah Business magazine’s CEO of the year. Jensen’s bank was named Utah’s “Best of State” winner for banking and all business services. His intellect and experience will surely expand the scope of CCG Catalyst.
Principal, Mark La Penta brings a comprehensive information technology background in leading financial services organizations and providers. With over 25 years of experience and demonstrated successes in directing business transformations, he achieves impactful results.
La Penta was recognized as one of the “Most Innovative CIO’s in Banking” by Bank Systems & Technology. Prior to CCG Catalyst, he was CIO at Bank Leumi USA, NY and CIO, COO with MetLife Bank.
Practice Director, Karen Dhillon brings more than 20 years of experience with a focus on strategic advisory and thought leadership. Her senior level knowledge has helped her become a problem solver and change agent for banks. Dhillon is exceptional in optimizing technology, improving bank operations and effectively managing risk through regulatory environments.
Malia Oliver, who joined the firm as Director of Operations, brings over 15 years of experience to the firm.
Megan Kok joins the firm to manage the Marketing and Corporate Communication. Kok brings creative to the financial industry with experience in brand strategy, content building and communications planning.
In team leadership developments, John Kagey has been named a Practice Director specializing in project management. He will be joining our Practice Team of Daria Nazarewycz, and Steve Madura.
CCG Catalyst is the nation’s leading bank management consulting firm focused exclusively on banks and fintech, provides an array of customized solutions designed to assist with the development of Strategy, Performance, Technology, Contracts, Payments, Risk Management and Delivery Channels initiatives. Our research group is led by Tery Spataro, researcher of various insight studies supporting the industry