As a Principal at CCG Catalyst, Mark La Penta, for over 30 years has been a trusted advisor to banks. Mark is a proven senior level executive, with demonstrated success in directing business transformation and delivering impactful results. Track record of bringing strategic business decisions to life with clarity and direction enabling immediate savings and assuring future, profitable business growth.

Mark’s experience includes operations, technology, banking business.  Adept at using sourcing to deliver value without capital expenditure. Mark has demonstrated strengths in setting strategy, creating cohesive teams, and implementing excellent leadership skills.

Mark provides advice and expertise for CCG Catalyst for Technology Solutions, Strategic Business Alignment, Enterprise Planning, Risk Management Technology Roadmaps, Capital Planning, Information Security, Regulatory Compliance Vendor Management, Sourcing and Service Models, M&A Technology Strategy & Execution.

Before joining CCG Catalyst Consulting Group, Mark held the position of Chief Informational Officer with Bank Leumi, New York and previously was at MetLife Bank NA (MetLife, the sixth-largest U.S. bank-holding company before divestiture) and held the position of Chief Information Officer, Chief Operations Officer where he was responsible for technology applications, infrastructure, enterprise and data architecture and information security.  He also had the added responsibility for alignment of IT strategic roadmap to aggressive banking and mortgage business growth plan.  Before MetLife Bank, Mark was employed as Director of Information Technology at OceanFirst Financial. Prior to OceanFirst, Senior Vice President, e-Commerce for Summit Bank.

Mark is quoted in numerous industry publications including American Banker. He frequently shares his industry knowledge through presentations at financial industry conferences.

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