Arkansas: Simmons Bank Taps Carriles as Chief Digital Officer

Little Rock-based Simmons Bank has named Alejandro “Alex” Carriles executive vice president/chief digital officer. His responsibilities include direct oversight of the bank’s digital banking strategy, customer experience through digital channels and customer acquisition through digital tools. With more than 25 years of experience, he joins Simmons Bank from BBVA Compass Bank, where he most recently served as executive vice president/director of retail customer solutions development. In this role, he led mobile and online banking channels, as well as digital account origination for all consumer and small-business products.

In 2012, he was recognized as an honoree in American Banker’s “Mobile Banker of the Year” awards. The following year, Bank Innovation named him to its list of “Innovators to Watch.” A founding member of American Banker’s Digital Banking Leadership Council, Carriles has also served on the digital committee of the Consumer Bankers Association since 2016.

Carriles graduated summa cum laude from the Monterrey Institute of Technology in Monterrey, Mexico, and holds a master’s degree from IPADE Business School in Mexico City. He has also completed executive education and corporate management programs from institutions ranging from the University of Texas and Wharton Executive Education to the IESE Business School in Spain.

Published in Bankers Digest August 5, 2019