Fujitsu-ICL Systems Inc. announced Friday the appointment of Jeffery S. Lund as vice president of new business development for the Financial Services Division.
In this position, Lund will investigate product strategies, product development, strategic partnerships, alliances and acquisitions in a variety of areas including home banking, call centers, payment systems, e-commerce and core systems.
According to Rita L. Champ, senior vice president of Fujitsu-ICL’s Financial Services Division, Lund will capitalize on his extensive expertise in sales, marketing and business development to grow Fujitsu-ICL’s market share.
“Financial institutions are demanding a wider array of products and services to differentiate themselves in the market — and Fujitsu-ICL is poised to deliver the solutions,” Champ said. “Jeff’s experience, which ranges from international logistics to new product and channel development, will allow us to deliver these new products and technologies faster and more effectively than ever before.”
“As Fujitsu-ICL continues its aggressive growth, we are committed to identifying and developing new products that will expand our electronic delivery systems offerings to the financial industry,” Lund commented. “This combination of growth and new product development make this position both a challenging and exciting opportunity for me.”
Prior to joining Fujitsu-ICL, Lund served as the Director of International Sales-Asia Pacific for Melita International, an Atlanta-based call center products company. In this capacity he was responsible for sales and new business development activities. Lund also spent 10 years with National Data Corp. where he was responsible for managing new business development as well as product marketing.
Fujitsu-ICL Systems Names New Vice President of Financial Services Marketing; Banking Veteran to Focus on Strategic Marketing and Product Development
Fujitsu-ICL Systems Inc.’s Financial Services Division also announced Friday the hiring of Mary Nell Hoover as vice president of marketing.
Hoover will oversee all marketing activities including strategic planning, new product design and development, on-going product marketing, marketing support and marketing communications.
According to Rita L. Champ, senior vice president of the Financial Services Division, Hoover is ideally suited to help Fujitsu-ICL meet the growing challenges in the financial services industry.
“With the exponential growth of electronic banking, extensive M&A activity, and even the issues posed by the approach of the new millennium, today’s financial institutions are under increasing competitive pressure. They are seeking ways to streamline their operations while improving services to customers and differentiating themselves from the competition. In response, Fujitsu-ICL is developing new products and service offerings specifically designed to meet these needs,” Champ said.
“Mary’s expertise in marketing strategy and new product development, combined with her extensive banking experience, makes her the ideal choice to lead Fujitsu-ICL’s Financial Services Division forward.”
“Having been in bank management for over fifteen years, I know how important vendor commitment and support is to customers. Fujitsu-ICL reflects this commitment in its knowledgeable and dedicated staff, and in its support and focus on the unique needs of each client,” Hoover said. “I look forward to being a part of such a dynamic team, and to reinforcing and driving that commitment.”
Prior to joining Fujitsu-ICL, Hoover worked with major banks such as Security Pacific National Bank (now Bank of America) in Los Angeles, and First Merit Bank of Akron, Ohio. During her career, she has been involved in the analysis and development of a variety of electronic delivery products including ATMs, home banking, card products, centralized call systems and database marketing systems.
With over 15 years of experience in the financial industry, Hoover is well versed in meeting the demanding needs of the banking industry. She holds a master’s degree from Iowa State University and a Professional Certificate of Business Management from UCLA. In addition, she attended the Stonier Graduate Banking School and the School of Bank Marketing.
Fujitsu-ICL’s Financial Services Division is based in Hackensack, N.J., with operations and sales offices in La Jolla, Calif., and Atlanta. The Financial Services Division has built a reputation for providing innovative features, progressive ergonomic design and reliability for its Series 7000 Advanced Platform family of ATMs and cash dispensers for off-premise, through-the-wall, drive-up, kiosk and lobby installations.
With headquarters in Dallas, Fujitsu-ICL Systems Inc. employs 1,200 people in North America and is the result of a joint partnership between ICL PLC of London and Fujitsu Limited of Japan.
In addition to its line of automated teller machines, airline ticket printers and handheld computer systems, Fujitsu-ICL Systems provides integrated information systems to supermarket, home center, specialty and hard goods retailers in North America.