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Charles Potts

Charles Potts

SVP and Chief Innovation Officer ICBA


Charles Potts is a recognized leader in financial technology with 25+ years of hands-on experience in building, growing, leading and nurturing organizations. In addition to starting his own companies, Charles’ ability to achieve profitable revenue growth and exceed business objectives in a combination of start-up, early-stage, and public-companies has landed him Executive roles at Jack Henry, Goldleaf, Fiserv and most recently First Performance, where he led the start-up's Business Development activities.

His expertise in mergers and acquisitions, corporate strategy, business development, and product management, as well as his international leadership success, brings important insights to investors and management teams on crucial matters dealing with the evaluation, integration and deployment of financial services and emerging payments-related technologies with a key focus on digital and mobile channels and their related operational efficiencies.

A frequent industry speaker and author, Charles is an active member and former board member and past president of The Association for Financial Technology Providers (AFT), former director for The Financial Managers Society and former board member of PERFORMANCE. Charles currently serves on the advisory boards of several start-ups.

Charles' specialties include Corporate Product Strategy, Business Development and Product Marketing, Corporate Development and M&A, International Business Development and Strategic Channel Management.

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