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Jeff Dennes

Chief Digital Banking Officer, Head of Business Development and Digital Transformation

BBVA Compass

Jeff Dennes is Chief Digital Banking Officer and head of Business Development and Digital Transformation at BBVA Compass, where he is charged with digital integration of the bank’s products and services. His responsibilities include marketing, consumer and business banking, mortgage banking, payments, customer experience, channel development and the business strategy. He is a member of the BBVA Compass Management Committee.


Before joining BBVA Compass, Dennes led digital efforts at SunTrust and Huntington National Bank, where he was head of digital and chief digital officer, respectively. He was listed among the 2011 Top 10 Innovators of the Year by Bank Technology News and also landed on Bank Systems & Technology’s Elite 8 in 2010 for his work at USAA, where he was the executive director of digital. In each position, Dennes worked to implement a revamped strategy across channels that included online, mobile and ATMs.


A 20-year veteran of the financial services industry, Dennes’ background also includes experience in integrated banking, investments and insurance self-service strategies and solutions.