TechVizion was founded by Jim Mazarakis to enable companies to solve their technical challenges. Mr. Mazarakis has nearly forty years of experience working with Financial Services and consulting companies. He has served on senior leadership teams, both as CIO for T. Rowe Price, CTO & EVP for WSFS Bank, and divisional CIO at JP Morgan Investment Management and Private Banking. He has also worked on large scale international projects and merger and acquisition teams at Capital One Financial, WSFS Bank and Goldman Sachs. Mr. Mazarakis led organizations as large as 1080 people and managed budgets exceeding $240,000,000. His global experience includes having led teams in the US, Japan, Hong Kong, India, and living and working in London as an expatriate for Goldman Sachs, where he assisted in building a European Client Services support organization. Much of Mr. Mazarakis’ IT experience has been in Banking, Asset Management, Credit and Risk management, Institutional Prime Brokerage, Client Servicing and Private Banking. Large project leadership positions have included replacement of trading systems and build out of trading floors, merger integration work for JP Morgan with Chase, participation on Due Diligence teams for several merger and acquisition candidates, entire operational business process outsourcing for mail and check processing from Capital One to FDR and facilities planning for expansion and data center processing. Mr. Mazarakis is particularly skilled at implementing best practice disciplines for IT management. He has set the strategic IT direction for T. Rowe Price by introducing new development methods to reduce time to market on projects by 65 days on average, implemented stricter vendor management practices that have helped reduce spend by approximately $29 million over 3 years, introduced Centers of Excellence for Testing, Project Management and Business Analysis and created an environment that has shown significant associate satisfaction (IT turnover below 7% per annum) and increased customer satisfaction from 20% exceeding expectations to 52% exceeding customer expectations over a 3 year period.
Information Technology and Systems Executive with extensive experience leading enterprise-wide IT, IS, and Technology organizations. From recently building out the IT and technology infrastructure from scratch for a telemedicine startup company, to obtaining the first patent on an application for a 187-year-old banking institution, Joe has a strong track record of going above and beyond to exceed expectations for customers, stakeholders, and his team. Joe’s career in technology-focused roles spans over 4 decades, including time spent at VWR International, BankOne, JPMorgan Chase, First Data Corporation and WSFS Bank and Kaleido Health Solutions. He has always been fascinated with the latest cutting-edge technologies across numerous industries and maintains a finger on the pulse of emerging trends in the cybersecurity and cloud infrastructure spaces, among others. As a technologist before the age of the internet, he has witnessed and supported organizations through the myriad challenges presented by the innovations of the last 35 years, and he’s helped companies stay ahead of the competition in their environments while keeping a close eye on security and compliance requirements.