Pulliam joins Arvest Bank as Chief Product and Strategy Officer

According to a press release, Arvest Bank has announced that Richard Pulliam has joined the team as Chief Product and Strategy Officer to drive the company’s multi-year growth strategy. Pulliam is focused on bringing new product initiatives to market.

“Richard and I began working together when modern web APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) took shape and changed the way we do business on the internet. He has proven to be an innovator inspired by the impact technology can have on financial services,” said Laura Merling, Arvest’s Chief Transformation and Operations Officer. “His experience in designing integrated solutions and products will be beneficial to Arvest’s aggressive goals across the company. We are very happy that he is part of the Arvest team.”

Pulliam has over two decades of experience in product management, strategy, business development and international growth and is best known for building new digital platform companies. In his new role, Pulliam will support the company’s growth initiatives by developing strategic product offerings that enhance the customer experience for new and existing retail and corporate customers.

“Having leveraged leading third-party technology platforms for the past 14 years, some of which have been used by financial services companies to innovate their businesses, I look forward to taking this opportunity to create new transformative products, this time from within the industry itself. ‘ Pulliam said. “Arvest’s strong internal support system and commitment to investing in people and technology puts them in a unique position to drive banking innovation in ways larger banks simply cannot. I look forward to this exciting new chapter at Arvest.”

Pulliam joins Arvest from TriNet, where he was Vice President of Product Management, leading the strategic development of new technology products. He has spent most of his career in Silicon Valley helping technology companies use software to transform their businesses and has experience building and scaling products across many industries including technology (CA Technologies/Broadcom), HR ( TriNet) and telecommunications (Alcatel-Lucent/ Nokia).

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