03 Apr MARK SIEVEWRIGHT LAUNCHES RESEARCH & CONSULTING VENTURE
Sievewright & Associates to offer strategic insights and trusted advice to credit unions
Annual membership service will support credit union strategic planning efforts
Boston, MA – April 3, 2017 – Mark Sievewright, previously vice chairman and the former division president of Credit Union Solutions at Fiserv, has launched a new research and consulting firm to provide strategic insights and trusted advice to credit unions.
Commenting on the launch of Sievewright & Associates, Sievewright said, “Credit unions are navigating unprecedented changes in the delivery and distribution of financial services to their members driven by rapid advances in technology, regulatory change, demographic shifts and new market entrants – notably Fintech start-ups. In response, I’m focusing this new venture on providing strategic insights and trusted advice to help credit unions develop and execute successful business and technology strategies that allow them to drive growth and capitalize on innovation”.
The new firm will offer credit unions a range of strategic planning, research and consulting services. The Strategic Leadership Series, a new annual membership service, is also available to clients. The Strategic Leadership Series will provide monthly information and actionable insights on the most relevant industry developments, trends and innovations. Also included is a Strategic Planning Framework report for credit unions to use as the foundation for their strategic planning work.
About Mark Sievewright, Founder & CEO, Sievewright & Associates
With more than 30 years of financial services experience, Sievewright is a renowned industry thought-leader who has held senior leadership positions at HSBC, MasterCard International (where he led the firm’s commercial services division in the EMEA region), Payment Systems Inc. (where he served as CEO), TowerGroup (where he served as CEO) and Fiserv (where he served as vice chairman and president of the company’s Credit Union Solutions division). Sievewright has worked directly with numerous credit unions in the successful formulation and execution of their strategic plans and is the recipient of a number of industry awards and industry recognition. In 2010, he was merited the Ambassador Award by the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) for helping credit unions better understand and capitalize on their market strengths; and, in 2015, he finished runner-up in Credit Union Times’ 25th anniversary contest to find the most influential leader in the credit union movement since 1990.