The financial industry has sometimes been slow to adopt the latest technology, but that is starting to change quite quickly. Companies that fail to keep up with the newest technological developments in the field can find themselves ceding too much business to the competition.
Financial services veterans like Kirk Chewning have shown again and again how the judicious application of technology can make almost any business in the industry more capable. Chewning’s career has seen him in leadership roles at a number of companies that have made technology more accessible to other financial services firms.
Making Technology Easier and More Productive to Adopt
Every financial services provider needs to take great care never to endanger its reputation or the assets of its clients. That need for a certain amount of conservatism has sometimes seen financial services companies doing without important and powerful innovations.
When highly informed technologists figure out ways to make it easier to safely deploy new technologies, financial services businesses often benefit. Chewing has spent much of his career doing so in positions at companies like:
- TranDotCom Solutions. As Vice President at TranDotCom Solutions, Chewning encouraged the adoption of the company’s innovative loan management platform. With the underlying technology being some of the most advanced the industry had ever seen, some especially influential and powerful products incorporated it. That allowed TranDotCom to produce impressive returns on the investments that had funded the development of the software.
- Strategic Link Consulting. Chewning also helped lead one of the businesses that most prominently and successfully deployed the TranDotCom loan management system. With a highly integrated service model designed to cater to all of its clients’ needs, Strategic Link Consulting went far beyond offering a software solution under Chewning’s stewardship. Building on that strong record, it today offers everything from in-depth lead management services to information technology consulting.
Leading the Way to a Brighter Financial Services Future
Work he put in at companies like these helped Chewning highlight how a wide range of financial services companies could make better use of technology. Although every such business always needs to take care to adopt new technologies thoughtfully and responsibly, being overly reticent about the matter can be costly.