U.S. Bank Makes Executive Leadership Changes



Jeff von Gillern, vice chair of technology and operations services at U.S. Bank, intends to retire in late 2023 after more than 20 years of service to the organization. Meanwhile, Souheil Badran and Dilip Venkatachari will join the company’s executive team.

“Jeff has helped to elevate our technology profile and reputation inside and outside the organization, and he has strengthened our focus on operations throughout his career with us,” Andy Cecere, chairman, president and CEO of U.S. Bank, said. “I have worked closely with Jeff for a long time, and his influence on our organization has gone far beyond his role. It has been a pleasure to know him personally and professionally, and we are a better company because of him.”

Von Gillern will remain with the company throughout most of 2023 continuing to lead technology transformation initiatives for the organization and ensuring a successful systems integration with MUFG Union Bank post-close of the planned acquisition.

Venkatachari, executive vice president and global chief information and technology officer of the company, will provide technology leadership at the executive level, reporting to von Gillern, effective in January. Venkatachari joined the company in the fall of 2018. He has a long history working in technology and has worked at companies including Fiserv, PayPal, Google, McKinsey & Company and Mastercard.

Badran will join the company as senior executive vice president and chief operations officer, overseeing the company’s operations teams and call centers. He will report to Cecere, effective Dec. 15. Badran, who has significant financial services experience, comes to U.S. Bank from Northwestern Mutual. He worked in positions of increasing leadership responsibility at Edo Interactive, Digital River, First Data, VeriSign, Digital Insight and Metavante during his career.

“Dilip and Souheil are experienced leaders who are known for their focus on transformation and continuous improvement,” Cecere said. “We look forward to their insights and perspectives that will help us continue to grow and deliver exceptional service at a dynamic time in our industry.”


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