Gene Kirby is President of C. G. Kirby Partners, LLC an independent management consulting firm focused on the financial services industry. Mr. Kirby is a former Chairman of the Consumer Bankers Association.Mr. Kirby has over 29 years of experience in the industry having served in multiple roles across retail banking, commercial banking, marketing and executive management. Prior to forming his consulting firm Mr. Kirby was President of NewAlliance Bank in New Haven, CT where he was responsible for all lines of business within the company. Prior to joining NewAlliance, he was with SunTrust Bank in Atlanta, GA where he was Corporate Executive Vice President responsible for the retail line of business, the commercial line of business, consumer product management, call center operations and corporate marketing.Mr. Kirby also has extensive experience in the area of online banking and eCommerce strategies. During his career with SunTrust he was the Director of eBusiness, where he managed the online strategy across all key business lines. He was responsible for internet marketing, online product development and all website content. Prior to joining SunTrust he served as the Senior Vice President of the Internet Development Group at Crestar Bank in Richmond, Virginia where his team led the launch of Crestar�s initial online banking platform, positioning them as the 6th bank in the US to go live with online banking capabilities.He is a graduate of Virginia Tech and received his MBA from Duke University.
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