Jeff Kastelic

Practice Advisor

Financial Services, Business Transformation

Jeff is a Practice Advisor for Financial Services with a focus on the banking segment within Cisco’s Americas Business Transformation group. The Business Transformation group helps Cisco’s customers unleash the power of technology by providing insights that connect business and technology, bridge IT and business stakeholders, and put technology and solutions in the context of the customer’s business.

As Practice Advisor for Financial Services, Jeff identifies, qualifies, and leads consultative engagements with a variety of the nation’s largest financial institutions, helping them to uncover transformational opportunities. In this role, Jeff applies an extensive background in banking and payments towards helping Cisco clients realize new methods of delivery, efficiency and sustainable commercialization of their core business model.

Jeff has over two decades of senior banking experience, working much of this time for some of the largest banks in the U.S., with a focus on product management, sales management, marketing, strategy design, and product research & development. In addition, Jeff served a variety of industry leadership roles, including as a member of the Consumer Bankers Association Deposits & Payments Committee. While working for Huntington Bank, Jeff was the lead inventor of a patented, real-time account balance notification system called “24 Hour Grace”.

Jeff received his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from John Carroll University and his MBA from Case Western Reserve University. Jeff resides in Pittsburgh, PA.


March 21, 2016


CBA LIVE 2016 Highlights How Data is Everywhere

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Read about the exciting opportunities available to financial institutions that embrace digital business transformation, re-introducing human connectivity, and leveraging digitization as a competitive advantage.

March 3, 2016


View an Actionable Analytics Dashboard at CBA LIVE 2016

1 min read

The complexity of ‘digital disruption’ is challenging financial institutions to seek new ways to manage critical areas of their business. Banks know they must leverage new digital capabilities in order to satisfy consumer demand and maintain an optimal risk and expense structure. Now more than ever, the customer is king. A bank’s ability to offer […]

July 22, 2015


Digital Payments Lack the Framework for Success…And That Needs To Change

3 min read

Co-authored with Mark Kovarski In an era of constant technological evolution, our utilization of different technologies, including mobile devices, has had massive impact on the financial services industry. As...