ICBA welcomes Charles Potts as the new chief innovation officer
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) announced that Charles Potts has joined as senior vice president and chief innovation officer (CIO).
In this role Potts will drive ICBA’s innovation strategy to develop impactful, value-added solutions that help community banks meet their customers evolving financial services’ needs.
“As new market entrants and technology advancements transform our industry, ICBA is answering the call for bold leadership and vision, working with our members to bring to market the best of technology with the quality service for which community banks are known,” says ICBA services network chief operations officer Kevin Tweddle.
“Charles’ expertise in the banking industry and experience with promising fintechs will serve our members well as ICBA embarks on the next chapter of our innovation journey.”
Potts’ extensive financial services experience spans more than 25 years and includes executive positions at several fintechs and international financial service providers.
He previously served as executive managing director at First Performance Global, where he led business and corporate development activities for its card-control and fraud alert platform.
Before that he served as CEO for NetClarity, a start-up in the University of Florida’s Business Incubation Hub. Most recently he worked at the Advanced Technology Development Centre, leading the fintech practice where he mentored start-ups as part of the Georgia Tech-based incubator.