Director/Sr. Director – Core System Transformation

We are seeking a Director or Senior Director level candidate to join our Core System Transformation practice which specializes in core, digital, and payments system implementations. Our implementation team members also provide support to our merger integration practice.

Candidate must have at least three years’ experience in one or more of the following; an operations or information technology manager/executive in a bank or credit union, a bank or credit union core or digital consultant, or a core vendor sales executive. Candidates without this experience will not be considered.

You will help develop, sell, and deliver a variety of consulting solutions for bank and credit union clients including core vendor evaluations, process improvements, RFPs, and more. These solutions will help clients achieve their most challenging goals and align their core technology solutions with business needs. This position may reside anywhere in the continental United States and travel can be 40–50% of the time.

Candidates with prior consulting experience are preferred. Cornerstone is a unique work environment where employees can make a difference and build their personal brands. We pride ourselves on being a knowledge company and hire life-long learners. Thus, preference will also be given to candidates who have demonstrated thought leadership through published writing and professional speaking.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Deliver Core Evaluation and other consulting solutions to clients independently, as a project manager, and as a subject matter expert
  • Source sales leads and participate as part of sales teams to design and sell Core, Digital and other Cornerstone solutions to clients
  • Maintain deep knowledge of relevant vendor offerings
  • Demonstrate thought leadership through writing, speaking, and social media engagement
  • Manage client relationships
  • Lead and/or contribute to internal Cornerstone projects as assigned
  • Other duties as required and assigned


Education and/or Experience

  • Broad knowledge of bank and/or credit union deposit, branch, loan and IT operations
  • Broad knowledge of leading bank and/or credit union vendors and their applications for core, digital, branch, payments, loan origination, financial, risk, etc.
  • One or more of the following:
  • Three or more years of experience serving in an operations or technology manager/executive role with a bank or credit union with at least $500 million in assets (CIO, CTO, COO, Operations Officer, etc.)
  • Bank or credit union core or digital consulting experience
  • Vendor sales experience with bank or credit union core or digital solutions
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher is required


Computer Skills

  • Proficiency with entire Microsoft Office Suite is required – Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel
  • Proficiency with Internet search processes and research is required
  • Advanced Excel skills (e.g., pivot tables, nested conditional statements, and lookups) are desirable
  • Familiarity with project management tools such as Microsoft Project is preferred


Other Qualifications

  • Remote workers must demonstrate the ability to proactively set and share goals, stay connected to team, focus on results and constantly want to learn.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple project priorities in a deadline driven environment
  • Team player with the ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with all staff levels as well as work independently on complex projects and tasks
  • Ability to interact professionally with client and vendor resources in senior, executive management, and board roles
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Adept and creative problem solver with strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and time management skills
  • Willingness to travel 40 – 50% of the time


We offer 100% paid employee health care (medical, dental, vision, and life), matching 401(k), extensive training and development, 3 weeks PTO, profit sharing, annual bonus, work/life balance and more.

To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements

Background screening including past employment, education and references required.

Our firm provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, our firm complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.