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DAVID BALDARELLI

David is responsible for overseeing the strategy, management and execution of Meridian’s Digital Banking and Analytics strategy for both the credit union and Meridian Bank. This includes a strong focus on driving a superior digital member experience, operational efficiencies, and member engagement and growth. Digital platforms include the public websites, Retail, Small Business and Commercial online banking, mobile apps, digital lending and online member on boarding.

With more than 24 years of experience in the financial services industry, David is a seasoned and diverse analytical professional having progressed from analyst to executive ranks with extensive experience in strategy, finance, credit risk, digital, marketing and operations. He possesses strong leadership, innovation, change management and execution skills with a passion to deliver strong business results.

Prior to joining Meridian, David had held numerous executive positions and most recently was the Chief Credit and Operating Officer at Mogo Finance, a Canadian digital financial services company. David also served as the Chief Credit Risk Officer at HSBC Finance, Head of Analytics at HSBC Bank of Canada and was the former Vice President, Analytics at Coast Capital Savings Credit Union. During his eight years at BMO, David was responsible for credit risk management across multiple lines of business.

David has a Bachelor degree in Actuarial Science from the University of Waterloo in 1993, a Master of Business Administration from University of Toronto Rotman School of Management in 2009 and a CPA, CMA professional accountancy designation in 2014. David served as a board member for BC SOS Children’s Village from 2012 to 2016.

See David live at the 2017 SBS, as he presents his workshop:

Capitalizing on Digital Influence in Retail

  • Disrupt or be disrupted: importance of integrating digital transformation into retail
  • Digital expectations of customers growing faster than retailers are able to deliver
  • Digital and mobile influence on in store retail purchases growing by double digits
  • Why are consumer expectations from stores not being met
  • The store of the future successfully integrates the physical with digital