Israel’s Bank Leumi has named Martin Droney as its new Executive Vice President and Chief Operations & Technology Officer, according to a corporate statement.
In his new capacity, Martin will be tasked with overseeing the rapidly growing bank’s technology infrastructure and operations. Based in New York, Droney will oversee a team of more than 100 full-time employees and contractors.
Prior to joining Leumi, Martin worked with Fiserv for more than 7 years, most recently as Chief Information Officer for its Card Services division. Earlier in his career, Martin held technology leadership positions in a variety of industries and organizations, including consulting positions with both Accenture and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
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Marty holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. in Management of Technology from Lehigh University.
Bank Leumi USA is an FDIC-insured commercial bank that facilitates investments and trade between the US and Israel, which recently completed a $40 million technology upgrade.
Commenting on the appointment, Avner Mendelson, President and CEO of Bank Leumi USA, said: “Martin’s extensive knowledge of financial services technology products, and the expertise he gained at one of the largest vendors of products to the industry, will be great assets as he manages Leumi’s expanding technology infrastructure. Martin will be a key facilitator of the bank’s ongoing growth. His experience, particularly at Fiserv, will help us stay ahead of the curve on the quickly changing technology landscape, including evolving and sophisticated cybersecurity issues affecting banks.”