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David Kucera

Director of Business Innovation

BBVA Compass

With more than 12 years of experience within the financial services industry, Dave Kucera currently serves as the Director of Business Innovation for BBVA Compass. The Business Innovation team has multiple functions including identifying, developing, and executing innovation projects within the US; collaborating and partnering with FinTech startup companies to incorporate innovation into the bank’s design thinking; leading a multidisciplinary team in the migration toward becoming a digital bank; and organizing and managing the integration of the bank’s new distribution model into the US business systems.


Dave joined BBVA Compass in 2007 as the District Retail Executive for Southern Colorado. In 2010, Dave took a role as the Sales Productivity Executive for the West Region in Phoenix, Arizona where he was a three-time Pinnacle award winner. In March 2013, he was promoted to Director of Business Innovation. Dave began his career in retail banking with Wells Fargo Bank where he held several management positions. Prior to banking, Dave worked as a Satellite Engineer for Lockheed Martin and as a Program Manager for a Silicon Valley startup company.


Education
BBVA Corporate Management Program, La Moraleja, Madrid, Spain, 2012
BBVA Compass School of Management, University of Texas, 2010
Graduate School of Banking, graduated with honors, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2007
Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1997