Senior Analyst
San Francisco, USA

Biography

Alenka Grealish is a senior analyst with Celent’s Banking practice and is based in the firm's San Francisco office.  She has over 20 years of consulting and research experience in the banking industry with deep expertise in payments, transaction banking, and commercial banking.  Her research focus is on innovation in treasury management services, trade finance, working capital finance, and the implications for customer journeys across segments, including small business.  As part of her research, she tracks the digitization of the financial supply chain and the rise of fintechs and new business and revenue models.

Ms. Grealish has advised top banks on their business and technology strategies. Her consulting work has included the development of a growth strategy for the treasury management business of a leading North American bank, examination of cross-border growth opportunities in treasury management for a top European bank, and the identification and evaluation of opportunities to enable small to medium-sized businesses to automate their payment processes.

Ms. Grealish has been widely quoted in the media including Bloomberg NewsFinancial Times, and the Associated Press. She has given presentations at numerous conferences including Bank Administration Institute events, the NACHA Payments Conference, and the Association of Financial Professionals events.

Prior to rejoining Celent, Ms. Grealish worked for The Boston Consulting Group, where she was the global segment manager for transaction banking and payments.  She started her career as an associate economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Ms. Grealish earned her MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, graduating Beta Gamma Sigma. 

She received her BA from Northwestern University and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with superior honors in economics.

Latest reports

  • 2017/09/29
    競合ひしめく中小企業向け融資業界(Small business credit: 主に$250,000以下の短期融資)で、ベストプラクティスを実践する14社が突出しています。 セレントは50社を超える融資事業者を次のような観点から評価分析しました―他社との差別化とイノベーションのレベル感、融…
  • 2017/09/24
    本レポートは、銀行や企業によるブロックチェーンと仮想通貨の導入状況を調査し、次に分散型台帳技術が銀行ビジネスや商取引上の不正・金融犯罪に対して及ぼす影響について検証します。そして最後に、機械学習や行動解析といった最新の不正管理ツールの重要性について考察します。
  • 2017/09/15
    企業が運転資本を調達する際にフィンテックが大いに活用されていますが、それには相応の理由があります。企業の資金ニーズは十分に満たされない場合が多いうえ、申請プロセスにも非常に時間がかかることがあります。革新的なフィンテック企業や銀行を利用すれば、申請プロセスの改善や迅速化につながるだけでなく…
  • 2017/07/17
    コーポレートバンキングを手掛ける銀行は「easier & faster」をスローガンに、顧客企業が簡単に、迅速にビジネス(顧客オンボーディング、セルフサービス、手作業のデジタル化など)を進めるためのパートナーとなろうとしています。