Huntington Bancshares (HBAN) has lured a veteran executive from JPMorgan Chase (JPM) to lead its online operations.
The Columbus, Ohio bank holding company said Monday it has named Paul Heller to be chief technology and operations officer. At JPMorgan Chase, Heller oversaw the company's digital banking and payments. He also has managed the company's varied systems for processing credit card transactions and held a series of top technology posts over the course of his 17 years with the company. Heller began his career with Andersen Consulting.
"Paul has the knowledge, expertise and leadership skills needed to take Huntington's information technology and operations environment to the next level," Steve Steinour, Huntington chief executive, said in a news release. "Paul's significant experiences also will allow us to expand products and services and make them more convenient for our growing customer base."
"I am delighted to join Huntington, a bank committed to investing in customer convenience and innovative customer services," Heller added in a news release. "As a native of Columbus, Ohio, I have watched Huntington's management over the years and admired how they have grown the bank."
The $56 billion-asset Huntington reported its most profitable quarter on Thursday since 2007 but recorded a 4 basis-point slide in its net interest margin in the third quarter.