Jon Beyman, 55, joined Citigroup as global head of operations and technology for its institutional clients group just as the financial crisis was at its peak. He led the 30,000 technology and operations staff in his group through turbulent times and is now poised to expand the department, investing 5% more in IT and IT services this year versus last year.
While Beyman's daily concerns are focused on technology, his roots are in banking and finance.
He has an accounting degree from the University of Connecticut, class of 1976, and an MBA in finance from Cornell University, class of 1981. He started his career as an auditor at accounting firm Arthur Young (now Ernst & Young). From accounting he went on to work at Chemical Bank, Lehman Brothers, Credit Suisse and others, often in chief information officer roles. He has spent his entire career in New York.
FINS spoke with Beyman about weathering crises, getting through to employees across geographic boundaries, and making it as an IT pro in an industry that has no tolerance for inaccuracy and ignorance.
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