Payment at Lotus Development Corp (now IBM)

Bachelor of Science (BS) From University of Reading
Male
Greater New York City Area
WORK DETAILS
July 2020 - Present
(4 Months)

Forbes

Contributor
I am a regular contributor to Forbes.com where I write about fintech and digital assets. Follow my work at https://www.forbes.com/sites/benjessel
December 2019 - Present
(11 Months)

Park Avenue Fintech Advisors LLC

Chief Executive Officer
Independent consultant providing CxO advisory services both via consulting organizations as well as direct to customers. Key areas include innovation and digital banking.
February 2017 - Present
(3 Years and 9 Months)

Capco

Head Of Innovation
Held an executive position in Capco's (The Capital Markets Company) digital practice in the New York Office, establishing the practice, building up to over 100 staff with engagements across the financial services arena; retail & commercial banking, wealth and asset management, capital markets, risk and regulation. Sold and delivered award winning work across various aspects of digital, from customer experience optimization and service design, through to front-to-back process digitization, and standing up of de-novo banks across the U.S. and South America. Able to identify and roll out propositions quickly to capitalize on emerging trends such as the explosion of demand in Securities Based Lending, and ETFs. Established new capabilities for the firm such as Robotic Process Automation, Blockchain, Big Data.Key clients include: UBS, Deutsche Bank, Bradesco Next Bank, Fannie Mae, Charles Schwab, Bangkok Bank, HSBC Bank, Northern Trust. … see more
May 2014 - February 2018
(3 Years and 10 Months)

Accenture

Accenture Strategy - New York
Held an executive position in Accenture's Strategy practice in the New York Office. The role involved sales, practice development, and delivery. This was cross-domain with a focus on Financial Services. Provided strategic advisory to CxO and director level clients of Fortune 500 companies in the area of technology related change. Clients included JP Morgan, GE Finance/Synchrony Financial, The Hartford, QBE Insurance, Bank Of America, and Kellogg's.Types of engagement included change portfolio optimization, global wealth management technology & operations transformation, pre & post-merger integration planning and execution. … see more
November 2010 - May 2014
(3 Years and 7 Months)

London 2012

Practice Leader - CSC Financial Services Group
Practice leader at CSC's CIO Consulting Division. Combination of practice leadership, CIO advisory to FTSE 500 companies, thought leadership, and delivery management of large scale engagements.New propositions developed around technology cost reduction, green IT, service delivery transformation.Key delivery projects included:* CSC program Lead for Scottish Widow's/Lloyds TSB wealth management program* Program lead for the delivery of a multi-million transformational desktop and application service delivery program moving 20,500 end user devices to a new virtualized thin-client based service model and a new IT operating model. … see more
August 2008 - November 2010
(2 Years and 4 Months)

Deloitte Consulting

Technology Strategy
Held various business development, practice management and delivery roles over my four years at the company with a focus on technology strategy. These included leading an ambitious local government digital transformation program, and the integration of Bank Of New York / Mellon Financial Corporation.
August 2004 - August 2008
(4 Years and 1 month)

Accenture

Technology Strategy
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with net revenues of US$16.65 billion for FY2006. Consulting ProjectsTop-tier U.K supermarket: As part of its growth and competitive agenda, this top-tier U.K (13 months) supermarket required clearer visibility of business performance metrics in order to improve operational efficiency and customer insight. I was asked to lead a mixed team to develop decision support tools to allow effective reporting of key performance metrics such as trading profitability, customer segmentation, stocking/stock-loss levels and retail operational efficiency.Key achievements:• Achieved a dramatic improvement in service performance;• Sold further follow-on work in excess £50k; and• Delivered within the timescales, achieved client sign-off criteria, managed a successful rollout and handover to the client operations team. … see more
September 2002 - August 2004
(1 year and 12 Months)

Quidnunc

Consultant
Quidnunc was a top seven global full service agency during the original dot com boom. I was involved in the support and developing of its clients’ websites, including Mark’s and Spencers’ online, the online catalogue for the Public Records Office and Oddbins. I also supported a CREST reporting system for the London Stock Exchange.
September 1999 - September 2002
(3 Years and 1 month)
EDUCATIONAL DETAILS

University of Reading

Computer Science
Bachelor of Science (BS)
1996-2000
1986-1991