FORT WASHINGTON, PA – Banker’s Academy, the leading global provider of training solutions to the financial services industry, announced today that Dr. Rick Burghli will serve as Chief Executive Officer.
Dr. Rick Burghli brings to Banker’s Academy more than 15 years of executive leadership experience in sophisticated software and high-impact training solutions. His career has been focused on partnering with companies worldwide to help them build, grow, and reach their full market potential. Dr. Burghli’s achievements extend across the banking, retail, telecommunications, high-end technology, hospitality, automotive, and industrial manufacturing sectors. At Banker’s Academy, he will leverage his proven track record of results-oriented success to drive the company’s vision and strategic direction. He is committed to better serving Banker’s Academy clients with a dynamic new strategy to maximize the full spectrum of benefits from state-of-the-art training solutions. Dr. Burghli holds a PhD in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, an MS in Mathematics and Statistics, and a BS in Electrical Engineering.
Banker’s Academy has also bolstered its executive team with the additions of Dr. Katherine Pang, Mr. Hatem Shehab, and Mr. Jim Cannon—seasoned veterans in consulting, instructional design, and cutting-edge technology.
“Banker’s Academy has an impressive heritage of delivering great solutions to its clients worldwide,” said Dr. Burghli. “We believe that we’ve assembled the right team to build upon that history and take our company and our clients to new heights.”
Dr. Katherine Pang has been named Chief Learning Officer. Dr. Pang has over 20 years of experience in the design, development, and delivery of educational courses, professional development, and training content across a wide range of industries. She also serves as a subject matter expert and consultant for various organizations, and is a noted speaker and author. As a leading authority on instructional design, Dr. Pang will focus on implementing Banker’s Academy’s creative vision for developing curriculum, content, and innovative learning solutions. She holds a PhD in Educational Psychology, a Masters in Educational Technology and Psychology, an MBA, a JD, and an LLM in taxation.
Mr. Jim Cannon has been appointed Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Cannon brings a wealth of experience in operational excellence and leadership of large, diverse teams in a fast-paced, service-oriented environment. A veteran corporate trainer and technology expert, Mr. Cannon has devoted much of his career to pioneering and perfecting new methods of effective, innovative training and delivery methods. He is a certified trainer in numerous software and technology applications, and has been an instructor at universities and organizations nationwide. He is also expert at designing and delivering customer service, leadership, and various other courses. At Banker’s Academy, Mr. Cannon will revitalize and oversee advanced technology platforms, operations, and innovations.
Mr. Hatem Shehab will serve as Chief Consulting Officer. Mr. Shehab is an accomplished bank training executive, with a wide span of experience in trade finance, retail banking, and commercial lending. He has successfully headed various trade, finance, and training departments of foreign banks, established training centers, and implemented training strategies as well as bank policies and procedures. Mr. Shehab is also expert at customizing and delivering training programs on a broad range of banking topics. At Banker’s Academy, Mr. Shehab will focus on performance improvement initiatives for clients, including capacity building, in-house certification, and competency modeling. Mr. Shehab holds an MBA, a Masters in English Literature, and several professional qualifications on assessment and talent management.
About Banker’s Academy
With 25+ years of experience and over 2,500 clients, Banker’s Academy is the leading global provider of training solutions to the financial services industry, with a focus on banks, credit unions, and money service businesses. We’re a partner you can count on to help you achieve your business goals. For more information, call 888-433-2666 or go to www.bankersacademy.com.