FINANCIAL Analyst Profile
Research Director, Consumer Banking
Team: Directions 2014 Boston/MA: Participating 1-1 Analysts
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As an industry veteran, Marc DeCastro provides extensive information technology expertise to assist IT managers with all facets of web-based technologies for online strategies within financial institutions, including home based banking, bill payment, check imaging, cash management services for corporate and legacy system data transformation.
Mr. DeCastro regularly contributes to the FinTech blogs in the IDC Financial Insights Community (http://idc-insights-community.com/financial). His Twitter handle is mdecastro.
Mr. DeCastros most recent industry experience at Eastern Bank, the largest independent, mutually owned bank in New England, with more than $6 billion in assets and more than 70 branches, was as Vice President of Administrative Systems and eSolutions. Mr. DeCastro has experience in multi-factor authentication for a variety of online banking products and services, including electronic banking and bill pay through PDAs and other mobile devices. In addition, during his tenure at the bank, he developed and delivered the bank's "QuickConnect" product, a 100% e-enabled customer data interface. (Eastern Bank was first bank in the US to achieve this system integration.)
At Eastern Bank, Mr. DeCastros 15+-year history included roles as a business system analyst, systems officer, AVP eBanking, VP eSolutions, and his most recent position as VP Administrative Systems and eSolutions. Mr. DeCastro was responsible for the overall corporate Internet and Intranet strategy and implementation within the bank. He also was an active member on the bank's STMC (Senior Technology Management Council).
Education and Industry Affiliations
Mr. DeCastro has a Masters of Business Administration, Information Technology, from Boston College, attended the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking, in Washington DC, and completed the Master of Bank Operations and Technology BAI program at Vanderbilt University, Owen School of Management, Nashville, Tennessee. He has his undergraduate degree from Boston University's School of Management. Mr. DeCastro has been quoted in such publications as American Banker, Bank Technology News, Bloomberg, CNBC, and USBanker.
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