WELLSBORO, PA – C&N (Citizens & Northern Corporation, NASDAQ: CZNC), the leading financial services company in the region, announced that Alexander Balagour has been named as C&N’s Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer.
As the Chief Information Officer, Alex will focus on identifying and executing technology initiatives that will accelerate the digital transformation of the organization, while retaining C&N’s strong commitment to relationship-focused business model. He joins C&N with over 20 years of experience as an accomplished leader in the business technology industry. Most recently, Alex was the Chief Information Officer at Customers Bank in Reading, PA, where he led the organization through the transformation of their sales and lending technology, data analytics and customer experience.
“I am really excited to join a high performing, growing organization, with an incredible history and culture,” Balagour said. “I look forward to working with the management team and the board of directors on growing the company through thoughtful technology investments focused on customer experience, new digital products and employee experience.”
Alex graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from Arcadia University, where he earned the Sigma Zeta Award, given to the top-graduating student for academic excellence. He went on to receive his Executive Masters in Technology Management from Wharton School and School of Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Alex later gave back to that same program as an Assistant Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania from 2010 through 2013, where he taught IT strategy classes.
Alex resides in the Philadelphia metro area with his wife, two children and a 6-month-old puppy.