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Alvarez & Marsal Adds Former Bank CIO to San Francisco Office

August 13, 2015, 07:28 AM

Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) has added former Chief Information Officer (CIO) and IT executive Beth Devin, enhancing the firm’s expertise in technology services. She joins as a Managing Director based in San Francisco where she will focus on expanding the firm’s growth throughout the West coast. With more than 30 years of technology strategy, development and operations leadership experience, Devin has held CIO and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) roles in public and private enterprises, including Silicon Valley Bank where she served as CIO. She specializes in improving information technology performance, digital solutions and platforms, cloud adoption and CIO advisory services.

“Beth brings a real passion and depth of experience for digital transformation to A&M,” said Fred Matteson, a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal in San Francisco.  “Her diverse experience and background will help our clients advance in areas such as cloud computing, mobile, SaaS and big data – areas that may not yet be mature but have already changed the landscape. Beth is equipped to help our clients across multiple industries partake in effective and game-changing IT transformation.”

Prior to joining A&M, Devin was CIO of Silicon Valley Bank where she led an IT transformation supporting the bank’s global expansion, new products and services and business growth.  While there, she launched an innovative digital program to deliver high-touch commercial banking services. She was also accountable for a significant technology investment portfolio and advocated for critical infrastructure stability and scalability initiatives.

Devin previously served as CTO at Hearst Corporation’s, and Blackhawk Network, and before that, held several technology leadership positions at the Charles Schwab Corporation, including CIO for the Retail Brokerage, Schwab Bank and Investment Advisor enterprises. It was there that she led the “one customer” strategy and customer relationship management (CRM) initiatives for the branch,, call center, interactive voice response (IVR) and email channels.  Earlier in her career, Devin held technology positions at Turner Broadcasting Systems, Pacific Bell and Bechtel Petroleum.

“Many organizations face the question of how to start developing a digital strategy, and then once it’s in place, how to respond and adjust more quickly,” said Devin.  “Additionally, as companies struggle to be more nimble and innovative, they’re also faced with increased regulatory controls which impact their business agility and ability to benefit from innovation. I look forward to helping A&M’s clients address these challenges.”

Devin earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from San Francisco State University. She is a member of the International Women’s Forum and a board trustee for the Freedom from Hunger non-profit organization.

Privately-held since 1983, A&M is a leading global professional services firm that delivers business performance improvement, turnaround management and advisory services to organizations seeking to transform operations, catapult growth and accelerate results through decisive action.

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