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Mike Stawchansky joins Finastra as Chief Innovation Officer
Thu, 7th Mar 2024

Finastra, the global financial software applications provider, has declared the appointment of Mike Stawchansky as the Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Innovation Officer. In this capacity, Stawchansky will manage the customer technology senior leadership team and spearhead Finastra's customer technology and Gen AI innovation undertakings.

Stawchansky's remit will be global, with responsibilities spread across all regions, including Asia Pacific - a critical growth region for Finastra. "I am so excited to be part of Finastra and I’m truly inspired by the passion and excitement that I see here around delivering innovative and modern technology solutions to our customers,” said Mike in a statement. "It is an honour to head up such an advanced generative AI (Gen AI) team. Finastra is ahead of the curve when it comes to educating its workforce on how to use this technology and I can’t wait to build on that, bringing more customer-facing solutions to market which encapsulate Gen AI benefits."

Mike will report to Simon Paris, CEO of Finastra, and oversee the customer technology senior leadership team, where he'll champion operational excellence in this space. His key role will be to drive the company's customer technology and Gen AI innovation initiatives. According to Paris, "Mike brings a wealth of expertise in building modern tech stacks and cloud transformations. His knowledge will be invaluable as we continue to bring our customers open technology solutions which drive business growth and efficiencies, and ultimately empower financial institutions with our relentless commitment to innovation."

Prior to joining Finastra, Stawchansky held the role of SVP of Platform and Production Engineering at Collibra, a privately owned data intelligence platform. He boasts a successful career of more than 25 years in the technology sector, which also includes senior roles at Salesforce and WebMD.

Finastra's dedication to innovation in customer technology and Gen AI demonstrates their commitment to establishing their presence within the financial institutions space. With Stawchansky's appointment, expect to see continued growth and the introduction of more customer-centric technological solutions.