Graeme is Director of Finalta North America and part of the global senior leadership team. He manages client relationships with Canadian and national US banks, and leads our global digital banking benchmark.
Graeme joined Finalta in the UK before moving to the US as a founding member of the Chicago office, where he has been instrumental in building the team and developing new benchmarks. He has a decade of experience in benchmarking across various banking segments and functions, with particular expertise in distribution topics.
Graeme holds an BSc in Management Science from Loughborough University in the UK.
Steve is an Associate Director of Finalta and is responsible for building client relationships with many of the leading national and regional financial institutions in North America.
Steve has extensive experience in the banking industry, with particular depth in commercial and retail banking. He held a number of positions at LaSalle Bank (part of ABN AMRO Bank), first as a commercial banking relationship manager, and eventually managing a variety of strategic projects within the Office of the President. After LaSalle Bank, he created the concept for and led the launch of a de novo community bank brand in Chicago, where he served as Chief Operating Officer and then President & CEO, with responsibility over consumer, mortgage, and commercial banking, as well as regulatory compliance, operations, and strategy development. In addition to his banking experience, Steve was a consultant at The Cambridge Group and more recently at North Highland, supporting clients with growth strategy, change management, and performance improvement initiatives.
Steve holds an MBA in Strategy, Finance, and Marketing from the Kellogg School of Management and a BA in Music and Economics from Stanford University.
Russell is a Managing Director of Finalta since 2010, responsible for leading a global team, expanding coverage and developing propositions globally, and serving clients in North America and the Middle East.
In recent years, Russell established Finalta's services in Latin America and North America, and was previously a Finalta Director in Europe serving UK, Nordic, Hungarian, and Romanian banks.
Prior to joining Finalta, Russell held a number of prominent positions in Barclays Retail Bank where he gained deep industry insight into digital sales and service, branch network sales productivity, and affluent customer segment management. Before joining Barclays, he was a management consultant in the retail banking team at Ernst and Young. Russell holds a First Class BSc with Honours in Management Science with American Business Studies from Manchester University.
Russell holds a First Class BSc with Honours in Management Science with American Business Studies from Manchester University.
John is an Associate Director of Finalta. He is the North American leader for the Small Business Banking benchmark and is responsible for leading and growing client relationships with several regional and midsize banks in North America. John has extensive experience in the banking industry both as a consultant and practitioner at Bank of America.
At Bank of America, he worked in Capital Markets before transitioning to Global Transaction Services where he held various Product Management and Sales roles covering Middle Market and Large Corporate clients. He advised clients on liquidity and cash management topics, including global cash pooling and domestic cash sweeps.
John holds an MBA with concentrations in Economics & Finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BS in Business from Indiana University. John is an active CFA Charter holder.