Werner Loots

Head of Agile Transformation, US Bank
Werner Loots
Werner Loots is Head of Agile Transformation at U.S. Bank, the fifth-largest commercial bank in the United States. He joined U.S. Bank in 2018 in a newly-created role, to lead the launch and scale of a multi-disciplinary Agile working approach via the Experience Studio. In its first year, the Experience Studio stood up 20 new journey teams, doubled that in the second year, and is currently being applied as he model for Agile transformation across the enterprise.

Prior to joining U.S. Bank, Werner was based in Sydney, Australia as General Manager of Strategy and Analytics at Commonwealth Bank of Australia, where he led retail bank strategic planning, investment prioritization, fintech partnerships, productivity, business intelligence and advanced analytics. His earlier career spanned consulting with McKinsey & Co in South Africa and the U.S., distribution leadership at Northwestern Mutual (Fortune 100), and various early-stage technology companies. His career focus is on building fun, productive teams who can tackle complexity and quickly come out the other side to drive change and execute with discipline.

Werner earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa.