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Ben Smith

Head of Banking at Unqork

Ben joined Unqork in 2020 to lead the build out of the Global Banking vertical. He is focused on helping core banking clients develop the solutions they need to solve the complex problems global banks have today.

Prior to Unqork, Ben was the Head of Strategy at Fifth Third Bank. There he led the strategy development of the enterprise as well as lines of business and functional areas. He also supported the conversion of Fifth Third into an OCC regulated national bank. Ben initiated a Commercial Analytics team focused on driving value for the wholesale sales forces at the customer level. He also led the innovation hub One67 Chicago.

Ben spent the majority of his career in management consulting. He was a Partner at Bain & Co in New York focused on commercial banking strategy and performance improvement. Prior to Bain, he was a Partner at Oliver Wyman with several leadership roles in the Corporate and Institutional Banking practice in London, New York, and Chicago. He was also the Chicago office head.

Ben lives in Chicago with his wife and two young children. He serves on the board of Kids First Chicago and supports P33 in its effort to raise Chicago’s technology profile.