Kevin Patterson

Senior Executive Vice-President and Group Head, Technology and Operations

Kevin Patterson is responsible for the technology and operations required to run CIBC's businesses worldwide and support excellent client experience, as well as providing specialized service and advice to business partners. Key activities include technology infrastructure, application delivery, technology governance, information security, processing, currency services, real estate, sourcing, and settlement activities.

Mr. Patterson has been with CIBC for his entire career. He joined CIBC in 1984 in the Officer-In-Training Program in the retail branch network. Over the past 30 years, he has held a number of increasingly senior roles in retail, technology and operations, audit and corporate security, control, and governance prior to assuming leadership for technology and operations in 2010.

Mr. Patterson co-chairs CIBC's annual United Way campaign and is a member of the Board of Covenant House Toronto, Canada's largest homeless youth agency. He graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1984, and also holds a Master of Business Administration from the same institution.