Travillian Places New CIO at Lincoln Savings Bank

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Travillian, the King of Prussia, PA-based bank talent advisory and placement firm, successfully introduced technology strategist Abraham “Abe” Rojo Joseph to his new role as Chief Innovation Officer at Lincoln Savings Bank (LSB), Waterloo, Iowa. Joseph has served the technological needs of various financial institutions since 2002 when he worked for Bank of America.

"Our long-standing relationship with Travillian proved invaluable in this search," remarked Sean Willett, LSB's President and CEO. "Their approach was comprehensive, well-structured, and efficient. We appreciated the consistent communication and the high caliber of candidates they presented. Travillian's expertise and professionalism were evident throughout the process, and their commitment to understanding our unique needs was a key factor in the success of this search. We are pleased with the outcome and look forward to the contributions Abe will bring to the team."

Brian Love, Head of Banking and Fintech remarked: “Lincoln desired an entrepreneurial cultural fit; someone who could be thoughtful, attentive, detailed, intensive, and strategic. Someone with hands-on expertise in bank technology and data, as well as strength in building partnerships with financial technology firms, which is a huge focus for LSB.  Abe possessed all of this and more.

“We were pleased to recommend such a strong candidate to a financial institution we knew would benefit wholly from his professional experience and outlook,” Love concluded.

In commenting on his new position and the role that Travillian Group played in his obtaining it, Joseph said, “The industry connections Travillian has are extensive and deep, both in national reach and in knowledge and understanding of the culture of the banks they work with.

“My placement at LSB is a perfect fit,” he said. “Travillian invested the time in getting to know me, my career assets, and my professional approach. They then found a position that fit those particulars wholly.

“I’m excited about this new role. And am grateful to both the leadership at LSB and the professionals at Travillian in connecting me to it. It was one of the best transitions I’ve ever had in 24 years of interviewing and onboarding.”


About Travillian:
Travillian is a nationally focused executive search and talent advisory boutique dedicated to exclusively serving the financial services industry. The firm has helped corporations, service providers and investors within these sectors improve their businesses since its establishment in 1998. Travillian always focuses on building trust-based relationships and adheres to the highest ethical standards.