New York, NY – Novantas is pleased to announce that Robin Sidel has joined the company as a Director and will be leading The Novantas Center for the Future of Banking — a new initiative dedicated to the advancement of banking industry knowledge, insight and influence through primary research and industry analysis. At Novantas, Sidel will leverage her significant writing and research experience, coupled with her knowledge of the banking industry, to build out the new center.
With more than 25 years experience, Sidel is an award-winning journalist who has spent much of her career writing about financial services for two of the world’s largest news organizations — The Wall Street Journal and Reuters. Most recently, Sidel was a senior special writer at the Wall Street Journal in New York where she focused on banking, payments and financial cybersecurity. Topics she covered include the financial crisis, bitcoin, the unbanked, mobile payments, and assorted credit-card breaches.
“Robin’s work speaks for itself. She is an extremely skilled journalist and we’re thrilled to welcome her to the Novantas family,” commented Rick Spitler, Co-CEO of Novantas. “We are at an exciting phase in the company’s life. We’re rapidly approaching the 20-year mark and during that time we’ve weathered the financial crisis along with our clients; built an industry-leading FinTech business to complement the advisory business; and now we’re ready for the next big challenge as we develop The Novantas Center for the Future of Banking.”
“This is an exciting new direction for me, and I’m ready to take my journalism career to the next level with The Novantas Center for the Future of Banking,” added Sidel. “Novantas has a strong reputation as a thought leader in the financial services industry and the new center will build on that reputation to bring new ideas to clients and the sector at large.”
Novantas is the industry leader in analytic advisory services and technology solutions for banks. We create superior value for retail and commercial banks through deep and insightful analysis of the information that drives the financial services industry across pricing, product development, treasury and risk management, distribution, marketing, and workforce management. For more information, visit www.novantas.com.