Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, ICBA
CharlesPotts is executive vice president and chief innovation officer for the Independent CommunityBankers of America® (ICBA).
In this role, Potts drives ICBA’s innovation, change management and financial technology strategies, working with ICBA leadership to develop impactful, value-added solutions that help community banks seize new market opportunities to meet customers’ evolving financial services’ needs.
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 FirstPerformance Global, where he led business and corporate development activitiesf or its card-control and fraud alert platform. Before that he served as CEO forNetClarity, a start-up in the University of Florida’s Business Incubation Hub.Most recently he worked at the Advanced Technology Development Center, leading the fintech practice where he mentored startups as part of the GeorgiaTech-based incubator.
He holds aBachelor of Business Administration from Georgia State University in Atlanta.He attended the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Graduate School ofBanking at LSU.
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) is the nation’s voice for community banks with its mission to create and promote an environment where community banks flourish. We are dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education, and innovative products and services.
With nearly 50,000 locations nationwide, community banks constitute roughly 99 percent of all banks, employ nearly 700,000 Americans and are the only physical banking presence in one in three U.S. counties. Holding nearly $5.9 trillion in assets, over $4.9 trillion in deposits, and more than $3.5 trillion in loans to consumers, small businesses and the agricultural community, community banks channel local deposits into the Main Streets and neighborhoods they serve, spurring job creation, fostering innovation and fueling their customers’ dreams in communities throughout America. For more information, visit ICBA’s website at www.icba.org.
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