Chief Information Officer, Technology and Operations Executive, KeyCorp
Amy Brady's influence at KeyCorp goes well beyond the technology duties that her title implies. As one of 11 executives on the leadership team, Brady works closely with CEO Beth Mooney to help set the direction of the $92 billion-asset Cleveland company, advising on everything from new products to potential acquisitions. Indeed, Brady says one reason she left a CIO post at the much larger Bank of America in 2012 to join Mooney's team was for the opportunity shape strategy.
Technology is at the center of almost every KeyCorp initiative these days, and the investments are producing some impressive results. For example, a redesign of the website and mobile platform contributed to a 36% increase in mobile banking transactions last year when compared with 2012. Cutting costs is another one of Mooney's top priorities, and tech-enabled efficiency initiatives are expected to help reduce overhead by an estimated $241 million this year.