James Clark, a senior analyst on the Wholesale Banking & Payments team, comes to Aite Group from MUFG Union Bank, where he was the managing director for global payments. In this role, Mr. Clark led a team of product managers responsible for the wire transfer, ACH, account reconcilement, controlled disbursement, and trade finance products. Additionally, Mr. Clark led the bank’s re-entry into the commercial card market and managed the team that sold, implemented, and supported the product to clients across the U.S.
Prior to MUFG, Mr. Clark was a product management leader at Bank of America and Wachovia Bank. He has extensive experience in payments, fraud mitigation, liquidity management, and card payments. In addition to his deep experience in the U.S. payments arena, he was responsible for Bank of America’s London-based product management team for a number of years.
Mr. Clark has a B.A. from Indiana University and an M.S./Business from Johns Hopkins University. He is a Certified Cash Manager (CCM) and Certified International Cash Manager (CertICM). Mr. Clark lives near Pasadena, California, where he enjoys hiking in the nearby mountains. Prior to his career in banking, Mr. Clark was a U.S. army nuclear missile officer stationed in Germany.