November 18, 2021 Event Overview
Date published: Nov 18, 2021
On November 18, 2021, we hosted another great Champ Camp event via zoom .
Our first speaker was Aparicio “Reese” Giddins an experienced Senior Executive with 15+ years of experience working in the mobile app development and financial services industries. He currently serves as the President and CTO of Greenwood, a Modern Day Bank for the Culture. Since 2001 he has always wanted to start a bank to promote financial education and this opportunity with Greenwood is a dream come true.
Aparicio focuses on emerging technology, innovation, fintech, and SaaS. Aparicio is the former Head of Mobile Product at TD Bank where he helped lead TD through a Digital Transformation of their mobile capabilities. He has served as the Global SVP of Mobile Platforms and Product at Bank of America. He is passionate about utilizing technology to create the best customer-focused user experience
Our second speaker was Pat Katle , President of the Union County Chamber of Commerce .
Pat has over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry, her last assignment as Senior Vice President and Director of Retail Operations for Park Sterling Bank, now known as South State Bank. Pat’s career also includes ten years of experience as an entrepreneur in the retail business with multiple locations in the Charlotte metro area.
She believes Education provides you with choices . She believes in Champion in business with community impact . She had a few tips when succeeding in business .
When engaging in business you have to have a love of people . Self awareness makes a much better leader . Build a team that fills in your gaps and makes you stronger . She says Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care . Portray a high level of integrity and trust in everything you do . Be punctual and keep your word .
Pat recommended a book called Essentialism
By Gary Mc Keown . And lastly she said have a sense of humor and don’t take yourself so seriously .
The soft skill was communication . The students engaged in a waterfall conversation called Guess the Emotion .
See you next month for the last champ camp event on November 9th - hopefully in person . Happy Thanksgiving