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. As part of this work, Mr. Patterson and his team provide specialized service and advice to internal business partners, and play a key role in delivering excellent client experiences. Primary activities include technology infrastructure, application delivery, technology governance, information security, processing, currency services, corporate real estate, sourcing, and settlement activities.

Mr. Patterson has been with CIBC for his entire career. He joined 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 is our bank’s Inclusion and Diversity Champion and he co-chairs our employee giving campaign. He is also Chair of the Board of Covenant House Toronto, Canada's largest homeless youth agency. Mr. Patterson graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1984, and also holds a Master of Business Administration from the same institution.