Rodney Nelsestuen

Rodney Nelsestuen

Senior Analyst

Areas of Expertise: Cloud, Digital Transformation, Regulations, Risk Management, Vendor Management

Rodney Nelsestuen is a senior analyst at Aite Group covering strategic IT issues relevant to chief information officers (CIOs) across financial services—including banking, securities and investments, and insurance—such as digital transformation, cloud migration, IT services and outsourcing, contract negotiation, and vendor management.

Mr. Nelsestuen brings decades of experience in financial services, including a decade in credit and finance, over a decade as a business-first CIO, and nearly a decade as a CEO. Most recently, he was CIO and chief information security officer (CISO) at Merchants Bank NA. Previously, Mr. Nelsestuen spent seven years advising global financial institutions and technology vendors at CEB TowerGroup, through research and consulting. Prior to that, he was the CIO at Agribank, a bank with US$50 billion in assets.

Mr. Nelsestuen is an adjunct university instructor at the undergraduate, graduate, and MBA levels in finance and technology. He is based in Minnesota’s Twin Cities and holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin, an MBA and a Graduate Certificate in Information Systems Management from Keller Graduate School at Devry University, an MFA from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, and has completed the Graduate School of Banking in Madison, Wisconsin.

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