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.
13 September 2019It used to be that most bankers I interacted with had a keen interest in benchmarking their bank’s performance against peer group institutions.…
18 July 2019Like so many other investors in today’s low interest rate environment, I recently went in search of a higher yield savings account — one that wo…
15 July 2019Most consumers trust that their money is safe at their bank, but far fewer consumers feel their bank knows them or can meaningfully improve thei…
22 May 2019American Banker published an excellent story earlier this month titled Fintech Seeks to Help Customers Avoid Overdrafts – with Assist from a Big…
6 - 7 November 2019
United StatesThe event for innovation teams.
18 - 20 November 2019
Austin, TX, United StatesDigital banking has pushed the branch to a fundamental inflection point. Financial institutions must rethink, reimagine, and retool branches if…
25 June 2019
Webinar: 8:00 AM San Francisco | 11:00 AM New York | 4:00 PM London, United StatesMost consumers trust that their money is safe at their bank, but far fewer consumers feel their bank knows them or can meaningfully improve thei…
19 - 21 June 2019
Austin, TX, United StatesStephen Greer and Bob Meara will be a session speakers at this year's Digital Banking conference in Austin, TX. Digital Banking is the leading a…
21 May 2019Don’t Abandon Branches to Favor Digital Banking Channels By Steve Cocheo, The Financial BrandSure, digital channels represent a big part of the…
29 April 2019Digital Start-Up’s Branch Sends CX Message to Retail Bankers The Financial Brand, Monday, 29 April 2019, A straight smile without ever visiting…
19 March 2019This article mentions the March 2019 Celent report, only 7% of community banks and credit unions are live with a chatbot solution, while 15% hav…
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…