Colin Eccles knows he's fortunate - being recruited to run an entire bank's tech shop is a plum assignment for an IT exec in any economy. But he's also made his own luck.

Surveying the financial tech landscape like a race car driver who simultaneously looks to the challenges in turn three while planning how he'll attack turn two and executing turn one, the new Umpqua Bank CIO's done a stellar job of melding his IT skills, experience, learning curve and knowledge of the banking business to his career and geographic goals - recession be damned.

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