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Quintin Sykes


Quintin Sykes leads Cornerstone's merger and acquisition (M&A) and enterprise program delivery efforts and has over 35 years of technology and operations experience in financial services companies. His prior consulting practice leadership roles include president of Crescent Consulting Group, LLC and VP/community of practice leader for Hitachi Consulting’s U.S. Financial Services Practice.

Quintin has provided regional and top 25 financial institutions with advisory services including:

  • M&A integration
  • Core, digital, payments, and lending transformation
  • Technology, digital, and analytics strategy
  • Target operating model development
  • $10B readiness roadmaps and execution
  • Contract negotiation and technology performance management services

He has also provided advisory services to fintech providers in core processing, digital, and analytics market segments.

While in the banking industry, Quintin served as EVP/CIO of The South Financial Group, a $15 billion financial services company. Prior to becoming CIO, Quintin managed the Bank’s item processing and electronic banking groups and also served as its Director of Technology Ventures, advising the Bank's fintech investment portfolio companies. Before rejoining The South Financial Group, Quintin was a Principal Consultant in the Financial Services Industry Practice of Price Waterhouse LLP.

Quintin is frequent writer, speaker, and instructor and has been published in Bank Director, Banking Exchange, Credit Union Management, and GonzoBanker. He is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree.

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