Promontory Financial Group has named a former Capital One Financial (COF) executive its chief technology officer.

David Gordon will direct the Washington consulting firm's software development and technological infrastructure, it said Thursday. The position is new, a Promontory spokesman said.

At Capital One, Gordon held executive information-technology roles since 2001, most recently as senior vice president of IT. He has also held positions at Accenture, Arthur Andersen and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

"As technology-driven client solutions and IT security needs grow, so must Promontory's focus on cutting-edge client services and our internal capabilities," Eugene Ludwig, Promontory's founder and chief executive, said in a news release. Gordon's "deep experience complements our existing team in implementing top-tier client tools, addressing in-house IT challenges, and understanding critical technology matters from a regulatory perspective."