Published December 13, 2017
Partner Grayson Blair to lead new office in strategic move to expand the consultancy’s presence in a premier banking region and grow U.S. footprint
CHARLOTTE, N.C., December 13, 2017 – Capco, a leading management and technology consultancy focused on the financial services industry, is pleased to announce the opening of its office in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Capco is seeing strong global and U.S. demand for all of its services, including digital transformation projects as these become a fundamental part of strategic plans for financial institutions. The Charlotte office, strategically located in one of the country’s most vibrant banking and wealth centers, is one of 8 Capco offices in the U.S. and 26 globally.
As part of the firm’s expansion in the region, Capco has appointed Grayson Blair, who was based in Charlotte prior to joining Capco, to lead the new office. Grayson Blair is a Partner at Capco, and has 20 years of experience helping financial services clients solve their most pressing business and technology challenges. Blair’s functional expertise includes M&A integration, retail distribution, service excellence, and operational optimization.
Lance Levy, Chief Executive of Capco said: “The financial services industry is moving into a new era of transformation. As a result, Capco is experiencing greater demand from financial services firms for innovative thinking and fresh perspectives. Charlotte, a major banking center, naturally rose to the top of the list as we chart our growth plans for the U.S. With Grayson leading the charge, we couldn’t be more excited to open this new office, and to deliver bespoke solutions and exceptional value to regional clients.”
“As the demand for Capco’s services increases, we are pleased to expand our physical presence into the southeastern U.S. and be nearer to our clients in Charlotte’s dynamic banking community,” said Michael Pugliese, Capco Managing Partner. “We look forward to working with financial institutions in the region, helping guide them through large-scale transformation projects and other digital-focused initiatives.”
“Opening the Charlotte office offers a great opportunity for Capco to further deepen relationships within the banking and wealth management sectors,” said Grayson Blair. “I look forward to leading this talented group as we establish a presence in the region’s thriving business community.”
The office will initially be home to 18 employees, and Capco plans to increase that headcount to 50 during 2018. An important share of that headcount growth will be dedicated to Capco’s Associate Talent Program (ATP), which recruits and develops college students and recent graduates from surrounding universities.
Capco is a global management and technology consultancy dedicated to the financial services industry. Our professionals combine innovative thinking with unrivalled industry and domain expertise to offer our clients consulting expertise, complex technology and package integration, transformation delivery, and managed services, to move their organizations forward. Through our collaborative and efficient approach, we help our clients successfully innovate, increase revenue, manage risk and regulatory change, reduce costs, and enhance controls. We serve our clients from offices in leading financial centers across the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific. To learn more, visit www.capco.com.
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