Ron Harmon, President and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Harmon has 30 years of professional banking, management consulting and information technology experience in the financial services industry. Mr. Harmon currently serves as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Celerit a $11M bank technology services company. He has executive management experience in strategic and financial planning, sales/marketing, global professional services and outsourced information technology services.
Ron transitioned a successful banking career to the bank information technology (IT) industry. He formerly served as Vice President, Corporate Services for Twin City Bank, a privately held $1.3B bank holding company located in Little Rock, Arkansas and later, as part of a merger, for Mercantile Bancorporation of St. Louis ($20 billion). After the merger Mr. Harmon joined the bank’s former technology organization, Alltel Information Services, a Fortune 500 information technology and management consulting organization, as senior management consultant in their Global Financial Division.
Mr. Harmon was soon named Practice Manager of the Financial Services Consulting group at ALLTEL and expanded it to multiple business practices. As part of a strategic acquisition, Mr. Harmon later merged the former Financial Services Consulting group with BenchMark Consulting International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Alltel Information Services. BenchMark was acquired in an effort to increase domain expertise in the areas of business process, business intelligence and executive change management activities. Ron assumed a key Director role to the Alltel IT Sales and Services organizations. He focused on managing the organizations toward implementing complex, enterprise-level business solutions for top-tier US banking clients.
Ron was educated at St. Bernard College in Alabama with a major in Business Administration and also at the University of Wisconsin, School for Bank Administration, with a major in Operations Management.
Mr. Harmon is a founding member of a local Vistage International group, a private peer advisory board for top executives. He also serves as a board member for both Celerit and Arkansas Community Bankers.