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CIBC Announces Executive Appointments

Kevin Patterson was named to a senior technology role.

CIBC has named Kevin Patterson as its new senior executive vice president of technology and operations as part of a number of executive appointments. In this new role, Patterson will also serve as chief data officer of the bank. Patterson has been with CIBC since 1984, and has held a number of senior roles in retail, technology and operations, audit and corporate security, control, and governance prior to assuming leadership for technology and operations in 2010.

In other appointments, CIBC has named David Williamson as senior executive vice president and group head, retail and business banking; Steve Geist as senior executive vice president and group head, wealth management; and Harry Culham and Geoff Belsher as group co-heads of wholesale banking.

"The appointments we are announcing today underscore the strength of our senior leadership team talent and provide the continuity needed to build on the positive momentum we have generated over the last number of years," said CIBC president and CEO Victor Dodig in a prepared statement. "By providing key members of the team with new or expanded mandates, we are ensuring the stability required to drive growth and enhance our client-focused agenda."

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Bryan Yurcan is associate editor for Bank Systems and Technology. He has worked in various editorial capacities for newspapers and magazines for the past 8 years. After beginning his career as a municipal and courts reporter for daily newspapers in upstate New York, Bryan has ... View Full Bio

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