Joel Spieth named IBM’s General Manager, Financial Services Enterprise Cloud

Sep 21, 2020

We are proud to share that Joel Spieth, CICS alumni and current alumni council member, has joined IBM as General Manager, IBM Financial Services Enterprise Cloud, responsible for banking, financial markets and insurance sector offerings. . As an IT transformation executive, Joel brings deep expertise in driving large-scale global transformation initiatives for the financial services sector. Joel serves as a valued advisor to the C-suite and has led large global teams of 2,000+ with responsibility for more than $1B in assets under management.

Joel Spieth

Most recently, Joel served as Citigroup’s Global Head of Consumer Cloud and Infrastructure, where he successfully accelerated the company’s cloud capabilities, improving security, stability, risk posture and client satisfaction. Previous to that, he held several leadership roles in technology, engineering, advisory, large-scale IT operations and IT executive management at JPMorgan Chase, Nationwide Insurance, Citigroup and Barclays.

Joel’s reputation for building performance-focused engineering cultures that proactively support IT strategy is underpinned by his ability to galvanize teams and bring out the best in people.

“CICS’s hybrid focus on technology and business leadership prepared me well for a career leading global IT transformation initiatives. And to date, I’ve hired six other CICS graduates, all of whom problem solve with people and tech in mind and an entrepreneurial mindset that is essential for success.”

Joel not only graduated with distinction from CICS but was later awarded Entrepreneur of the Year by the program. Joel proudly serves on the CICS alumni council. We are proud to call Joel one of our own. Congratulations, Joel!