Research & Advisory
Atlanta, United States


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.

Latest insights

  • 13 March 2019
    Celent has been tracking the evolution of retail and business banking delivery channel technology since 2010 through biennial surveys of North Am…
  • 5 March 2019
    Digital channels are most every institution’s top priority, yet the number of surveyed banks and credit unions expecting to grow their branch net…
  • 11 February 2019
    Remember when omnichannel was a hot topic? No one seems to be talking about it anymore. Funny, the same thing happened with Big Data, Analytics,…
  • 25 January 2019
    Banks say CX is important, but the significant majority of US banks aren’t utilizing established solutions designed to optimize the in-person CX. Even as transactions continue their migration to digital unabated, banking customers continue to value in-person engagement. Optimizing those experiences should be a high priority — but doesn’t appear to be, if sparse adoption of fit-for-purpose solutions is any indication…
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  • 19 - 21 June 2019
    Austin, TX, United States
    Stephen Greer and Bob Meara will be a session speakers at this year's Digital Banking conference in Austin, TX. Digital Banking is the leading an…
  • 18 - 20 November 2019
    Austin, TX, United States
    Digital banking has pushed the branch to a fundamental inflection point. Financial institutions must rethink, reimagine, and retool branches if t…
  • 27 February 2019
    Join Celent's Bob Meara for a webinar titled Growing Omni-Sales as Transactions Move to Digital on 2/27/2019. The days of relying on branch footf…
  • 20 February 2019
    Bob Meara will be a presenter on a webinar titled Are You Optimizing In-Person Customer Experience for Growth and Efficiency? with Jim DeLapa, Ge…
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