Onker Basu is a senior leader with over 25 years of banking and consulting experience and has been consistently recognized for his ability to combine strategic planning, relentless execution and strong financial management to deliver sustainable positive results. Experienced in strategy, operations and risk management processes across commercial and consumer segments, he has engaged with Senior and C-Level executives to define actionable strategies and drive tangible results.

Skilled at engaging teams, he has led strategic growth initiatives for several banks resulting in revenue opportunities across commercial, business banking and retail. Additionally, he has led several strategic end-to-end lending transformation initiatives in consumer and commercial lending driving both revenue and efficiency opportunities.

Onker serves on Cornerstone’s Strategy & Execution team by helping banks and credit unions develop actionable strategy to drive growth and operational efficiency while providing insight on industry-leading best practices.

Prior to joining Cornerstone, Onker served as the COO for the Commercial Segment for a regional bank in the Midwest. In this capacity he had operational and P&L responsibility for a $12B portfolio serving the needs of small, medium and large companies over a 5 state footprint. Before serving as COO, Onker held several leadership roles accountable for strategy, operations and P&L management for Chase, KeyBank and National City. Prior to that he was with leading consulting firms such as Nextera, IBM and PwC.

Onker holds a Ph.D. in Business from Penn State University, an MBA in Finance and BS in Accounting from the University of Bombay, as well as a Six Sigma Green Belt certification.