Bob Meara is a senior analyst with Celent's banking practice and is based in Atlanta, Georgia. His research focuses on the branch and ATM delivery channels, omnichannel delivery and check and cash payment processing technologies. A well known authority on remote deposit capture, Bob has led multiple consulting engagements involving financial services hardware, software and the impact of self-service on branch banking.
Before joining Celent, Bob was the director of product marketing at Alogent. In this role, he positioned and launched a series of Check 21 payments solutions.
Prior to Alogent, Bob also held positions in marketing and brand management at BellSouth, Hayes Corporation, and Procter & Gamble in addition to being a commissioned naval officer.
Bob earned a Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.
24 September 2018Ask any banker for his or her strategic intent for investing in digital (mobile and online) channels, and you’d get a fairly uniform response. Th…
14 August 2018I attended a webinar recently focused on the topic of integrated receivables. One comment made during the webinar caught my attention. It was an…
6 August 2018Celent conducted two surveys earlier in 2018 among banked US adults to understand when and how consumers prefer in-person engagement with their f…
25 July 2018Cash remains as relevant in retail as it has ever been. Although slowly declining as a percentage of point of sale transactions, the amount of ca…
6 - 9 November 2018
Las Vegas, NV, United StatesBob Meara will be a Panelist on Case studies: Maximizing the Cost-Effectiveness of the Cash Cycle in Retail & Casinos at this year’s Anti-Counter…
12 - 15 November 2018
Los Angeles, United StatesBob Meara will be a Panelist on Plenary Session III Discussion: Developments in Retail Cash Payments at this year’s ICCOS Americas on 11/13/2018.…
15 November 2018
WebinarBob Meara will be a Session Speaker on Consumer Engagement Preferences – Getting Past the Digital vs Physical Debate Webinar on November 15. Bran…
5 December 2018
Bob Meara will be a Session Speaker on When and How Consumers Prefer in-Person Engagement at this year’s FinTech Connect on December 5, 2018. Fin…
29 August 2018Many bankers think they can read their customers like an open book, but in fact they may need to put in some extra research time. According to a…