Banking industry veteran with three decades of experience in financial services management; specialty in bank innovation
PHOENIX, Sept. 16, 2014– CCG Catalyst, a bank consulting firm providing strategic direction for banks, has named Gren Blackall as practice director and senior consultant.
Gren brings to CCG Catalyst more than 30 years of bank management and consulting experience within the financial services sector. Gren will be focused on helping bank clients develop clear strategies for success, including strategies for innovation, business and retail customer growth, marketing, cash management, MIS/CRM, profitability, deposit and loan product design, social media, technology and strategic assessment/planning.
As an established writer and author with more than 1,000 articles written on banking and community life, Gren will be a regular contributor to CCG Catalyst’s Banker in the Know blog and present regular online webinar sessions.
“Gren’s extensive leadership experience in successfully helping financial institutions advance into new markets and new sales approaches will greatly benefit our clients,” said Paul Schaus, president of CCG Catalyst. “His insight into the future of banking goes much beyond transactions to bring vibrant commerce to banks and strengthen the communities they serve.”
Gren holds an MBA, with an emphasis on finance from UCLA’s Andersen School of Management and a BS in mathematics from Yale University.