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Ex-Chase Exec Tapped for New Huntington Bank CTO Position

Huntington Bank announced the hiring today of Paul Heller, formerly of JPMorgan Chase, as the bank's new chief technology and operations officer.

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated announced this morning the hiring of Paul Heller, a veteran of JPMorgan Chase, as the bank's new chief technology and Operations officer. Heller will be filling a new role at the bank, created to better leverage the strengths of the bank's information technology and operations teams, Maureen Brown, a spokesperson for Huntington Bank, said via email.

Heller worked at Chase for 16 years, starting out as the vice president of operations for card services, and later filling a variety of roles including chief technology officer for Chase's retail bank, corporate internet group and consumer bank. He was most recently working on the bank's digital banking and payments strategy. Before joining Chase Heller worked for Andersen Consulting, where he specialized in card processing.

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In a statement released today announcing the news of Heller's hiring, Huntington emphasized Heller's experience digital banking and payments. The bank (with $56 billion in assets) noted that he had deep experience working in card payments, including management, design, implementation and testing of card processing systems. Heller has also worked on a number of delivery channels in the past, such as mobile, online and ATM's.

Brown added that Huntington's CIO Zahid Afzal will report directly to Heller, who will report to Steve Steinour, Huntington's president and CEO.

Jonathan Camhi has been an associate editor with Bank Systems & Technology since 2012. He previously worked as a freelance journalist in New York City covering politics, health and immigration, and has a master's degree from the City University of New York's Graduate School ... View Full Bio

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