Arvest Bank announced Tuesday that Richard Pulliam has joined as Chief Product and Strategy Officer for the company. In his new role, Pulliam’s focus will be advancing the company’s multi-year growth strategy and bringing new product initiatives to market.
“Richard and I began working together when modern web APIs (application programming interfaces) began taking shape and changing the way we do business on the web. He’s proven to be an innovator inspired by the impact that technology can bring to financial services,” said Arvest’s Chief Transformation and Operations Officer, Laura Merling. “His experience
constructing embeddable solutions and products will be an advantage to Arvest’s aggressive goals across the company. We’re thrilled to have him join the Arvest team.”
Pulliam has over 20 years of experience in product management, strategy, business development and international growth and is known for building new digital platform businesses.
“After leading third-party technology platforms used in part by financial service companies to innovate their businesses for the better part of the last 14 years, I am excited to pursue this opportunity to build new transformative products, this time from within the industry itself,” Pulliam said. “Arvest’s strong internal support system and commitment to investing in people and technology makes them uniquely positioned to drive banking innovation in a way larger banks simply cannot. I look forward to this exciting new chapter at Arvest.”
Pulliam joins Arvest from California-based payroll company TriNet where he led the strategic development of new technology products as vice president of Product Management.