Christine Barry serves as a Research Director at Aite Group, focusing on the strategies and technology implementations of global banks of all sizes. Her recent research has addressed global cash management trends and technologies, capturing the valuable small-business customer, corporate mobile banking, the drivers of global core banking system replacement, remote deposit capture, and best-practices for community banks and credit unions. She is an acknowledged banking industry expert with more than fifteen years of experience in financial services products and technologies. She has worked with a broad range of U.S. and international clients analyzing industry trends and identifying market opportunities, product gaps and potential partners to help them achieve their strategic IT goals.
Ms. Barry has presented her research at various conferences, including AFP Annual Conference, NACHA Payments and NACHA Global Payments, BAI Retail Delivery, BAI TransPay, Windy City Summit, TMANE, and several U.S. and overseas technology vendor user conferences. She has been quoted in various media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, BusinessWeek, American Banker, Bank Systems & Technology, and Credit Union Times. She has also appeared on CNN.
Before joining Aite Group, Ms. Barry was a senior consultant in the strategy practice at HighQuest Partners where she helped technology companies to enter, grow and succeed in US markets. Prior to that, she was a senior analyst in Celent Communications banking group, with a focus on cash management, commercial lending, core banking/processing, small business banking, mortgages, and biometrics. She did similar work as a research analyst for Meridien Research's (now Financial Insights) e-financial services group. She began her career gaining in-house experience as an associate in commercial and municipal lending at KBC Bank and a financial analyst for Citibank in the firm's global derivatives and strategic initiatives groups.
Ms. Barry holds an M.B.A. from Babson College and a B.A. in international business from Villanova University. She is a triathlete and has completed six marathons.