Bob Meara is a senior analyst with Celent's banking practice and is based in Atlanta, Georgia. His research focuses on retail banking channel systems, customer engagement technologies, receivables processing systems 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.
27 April 2023Rising interest rates since early 2022 have reversed the lending environment of recent years—when making more loans and making money was relativ…
24 April 2023After the COVID-19 lockdowns ended, previous Celent research showed branch channel activity largely rebounding, returning to near pre-pandemic l…
29 March 2023A fresh look at the state of technology-led innovation in banking and payments in 2023 through the lens of the Model Bank program. We analyze an…
29 March 2023Celent is awarding ICICI Bank with the Model Bank of the Year award in consideration of its many concurrent technology-driven initiatives implem…
29 March 2023
United StatesBuilding the Emergent Enterprise: Making the Whole More than the Sum of its Parts. Virtual, March 29th 2023 Financial Institutions face a host o…
15 - 17 March 2022
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28 October 2021 13:00 - 14:00 EDT (18:00 BST, 19:00 CEST)
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6 May 2021 13:00 - 14:00 EDT (18:00 BST, 19:00 CEST)
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22 December 2022
By investing in its contact center, WaFd was an outlier among banks. In a 2023 technology trends report, Celent said only 18% of bank leaders sa…
12 October 2022
Data from Celent’s ongoing Branch Transformation Research panel — a static group of 80 financial institutions that the research firm regularly p…
25 September 2022
By Bob Meara, Senior Analyst, Celent. This perspective on the evolution of retail delivery technology in banking is decidedly wrong. A June 2022…
31 July 2022
AI hasn’t been a viable offering for community banks until around 18 months to two years ago, according to Bob Meara, senior analyst at Celent.…