Today we are talking to Ted Bilke, the CTO at Jack Henry & Associates.  And we discuss their suite of tools that is making it easier for community banks to compete with the national banks, how to maximize productivity by working through your team, and what the future looks like for consumers of financial technologies.

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About Ted:

Ted Bilke is Chief Technology Officer of Monett, Missouri-based Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (Jack Henry), a leading provider of computer systems and electronic payment solutions primarily for financial services organizations.

Bilke began his career with EDS Credit Union Services where he started as an Implementation Specialist. He entered EDS’ Systems Engineering Development (SED) program and later became a manager directing the systems development, support, and back-office operations for more than 600 credit unions. After six years working in operations, he transitioned to sales and successfully sold systems to credit unions for four years.

In the 12 years after leaving EDS, Bilke leveraged a passion for problem solving, process improvement, and technology into a variety of progressively more challenging roles, including serving as Vice President of Lockheed Martin Space Operations (LMSO). Prior to joining LMSO, Bilke was Chief Operating Officer for Ascendant Solutions, a business-to-business technology solutions provider based in Dallas, Texas. He also has served as Director of LAN Management Services for MCI Systemhouse and Vice President of Integration Services for Bell & Howell.

Bilke joined the Symitar® division of Jack Henry as Director of Operations in October 2005 and was promoted to General Manager of Episys® Operations & Development in October 2008. In July 2010, he was named President of Symitar, and in July 2018, he became an executive officer when his position expanded to include Vice President of Jack Henry. Bilke was elevated to Chief Technology Officer of Jack Henry in 2019. 

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with a double major in Finance and Marketing from Missouri Southern State University. Bilke resides in Houston, Texas with his wife, Luanne. He has two sons, Matthew and Clayton.  Matthew is currently serving in the U.S. Army in Italy, and Clayton is a recent graduate of University of Arkansas and currently in San Antonio, Texas working on a master’s program at the University of Texas San Antonio.

About Jack Henry & Associates:

Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.® (NASDAQ: JKHY) is a leading provider of technology solutions and payment processing services primarily for the financial services industry. Its solutions serve approximately 9,000 customers nationwide, and are marketed and supported through three primary brands. For more insights, check out our blog:

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