Marv Adams has held a number of large scale technology, operations, enterprise shared services, digital-channel revenue producing, and business strategy roles across the financial services and manufacturing industries over the last twenty-five years. These positions have included: EVP of Bank One Services Corporation (now part of JPMorgan Chase), Global CIO at both Citigroup and Ford Motor Company (where he also led Strategy, reporting to the Chairman), President of Shared Services at Fidelity, and Chief Operating Officer at TD Ameritrade. Marv spent the first ten years of his career in technical and leadership roles at IBM.
Marv has led several large merger- integration initiatives, implemented the Toyota-based lean / continuous learning system to drive significant operational improvements, implemented Agile development methods at scale, designed integrated product / technology operating models, and helped to infuse innovation into the core operating DNA of organizations. In addition, he has been a leader in effective risk management, implementing “defense-in-depth” cyber security and resiliency systems (technology, policy, processes, and people capabilities).
Since retiring from his last operating executive role, Marv has advised and worked with executive leadership teams in a large scale healthcare and in a financial services software and services company. In these roles he has designed and implemented an enterprise analytics CoE in healthcare and is currently leading a global merchant processing engineering organization.
Today, Marv is engaged doing consulting work, including for a technology incubator and for the executive team at a large, global payments and financial services software company.
In addition to Marv’s executive operating roles, he has served on a variety of advisory boards – including Visa’s and MasterCard’s Operations advisory boards – and on the board of directors of several companies. He believes in, and is passionate about, leveraging the combined capabilities of big data, analytics, artificial intelligence, embedded sensors and control systems, as well as cloud computing by effectively integrating technology with human expertise to “democratize” the delivery of deep expertise into the mass market. Examples include, financial, healthcare, education and several other areas where access to deep human expertise can open significantly new opportunities.
Marv is a graduate of Michigan State University, with a BS in Electrical Engineering. He has also attended a number of executive education programs at Stanford and MIT. Marv and his wife, Lynn, have three daughters and two grandkids, and currently live in Saline, MI.